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Can Playing a Sport Affect Your Itchy Scalp?


When you sweat, an itchy scalp can get worse. Its all down to dandruff, which can flare up if you let sweat build. Heres how to stop it.

While its good for your health to work up a good sweat, the effects on your scalp might be less than desirable.

Thats because youre creating a warmer, more humid environment that causes the dandruff-causing microbe Malassezia to thrive.

Watch out for that helmet

If youre playing sports where you need to wear a helmet, it can be even worse.

Under your helmet, youre raising the temperature of your head even more and, combined with the sweat, it creates a moist, warm microclimate which is ideal for dandruff-causing microbes.

So as you play, these microbes can thrive, making the problem seem worse than before.

It can be pretty itchy too. When you scratch that itch, you can further damage the skin and cause the dandruff problem to get worse still its a vicious cycle.

Get sports-ready

Head & Shoulders shampoos and conditioners provide protection against dandruff and the associated itch.

They also give a great clean to wash away any sweat, salt, dirt and oil that build up on the scalp.

Try our Itchy Scalp Care shampoo with eucalyptus essence, which effectively tackles an itchy scalp from the first wash, leaves your hair clean and will help to keep dandruff at bay.

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