Know What Causes Dandruff to Flare Up


Find out what can cause a dandruff flare-up and how to get rid of it.

While dandruff itself is caused by sensitivity to the oleic acid produced by a naturally occurring microbe that breaks down scalp oils, there are plenty of other factors that can make it worse.

1. Hormonal changes

Hormones control oil production, so hormonal changes may increase the amount of sebum on the scalp and therefore cause a dandruff flare-up. This is most likely to happen during puberty.

2. Stress

High levels of stress can contribute to dandruff by causing temporary hormonal changes.

3. Hair styling

Many of us use some form of hair products like gels and sprays, but buildup of certain products can aggravate the scalp and again contribute to a dandruff flare-up.

4. Weather

Different temperatures and weather conditions might make your hair and scalp drier, greasier or itchier, thereby aggravating a dandruff problem.

5. Pollution

Dirt from our surroundings clings to our hair and skin and can build up, irritating the scalp and provoking dandruff. Use Head & Shoulders Clean & Balanced Shampoo for a deep clean and long-lasting protection against dandruff.

6. Wearing a hat

Hats can create a warm, humid microclimate around your scalp the perfect environment for dandruff-causing microbes to thrive! Protect your hair and scalp by using Head & Shoulders Clean & Balanced Shampoo every time you wash your hair.

7. Changing your shampoo

Theres no cure for dandruff, so if you stop using your anti-dandruff shampoo, the symptoms will return. Keep using Head & Shoulders and your head will stay dandruff free!1

While these things dont cause dandruff, they can make it appear worse. So use Head & Shoulders every time you wash your hair for beautiful, flake-free hair.1

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1visible flakes, with regular use