FAQ: DOES COLD WEATHER IN WINTER CAUSE DANDRUFF?

We often hear from people who tell us their dandruff appears worse in the winter months. But winter itself does not cause dandruff

Instead, there are other factors common in colder months which can make an existing dandruff problem appear worse.  For example:

  • wearing a hat – dandruff-causing microbes thrive at higher temperatures, so when you pull on a wooly hat and raise the temperature of your scalp, you’re more at risk of dandruff. In fact, our studies have shown that it doesn’t take long to reach the optimum temperature for dandruff-causing microbes to thrive.
  • dry air – central heating in homes and offices warms and dries the air around you. So if you’re prone to having a dry, flaky scalp, this can make the problem worse.

What you can do to protect your scalp

If you're at risk from environmental factors in the winter, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your hair and scalp.

Make sure you use Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo regularly. The invisible shield technology not only helps to get rid of dandruff but also provides protection against everyday factors that can aggravate dandruff.

So use it regularly to keep your protection levels high so you can keep dandruff at bay.

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