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Hair loss has a lot of causes – but did you know dandruff could be one of them? Find out why and what you can do to keep your hair stronger and thicker.


If you want healthy hair, you have to take good care of your scalp. An unhealthy scalp produces unhealthy hair – it’s simple, really.

If you often see hair on your pillow when you wake up or pull out lots of strands when brushing, your hair is probably weak and suffering from damage.

Our scientists have found that hair growing from a dandruff-irritated scalp is already more damaged than hair from a healthy scalp – and that’s before you start scratching. The weakened cuticle surface provides less protection to the hair fiber as it grows and could leave you more likely to experience hair loss due to breakage.

Resist the itching
An itchy scalp is one of the main symptoms associated with dandruff, but if you give in and scratch, you might cause further physical damage to your scalp and encourage more hair breakage.

Treat dandruff to give your hair a healthy start
Scalp health is important to help prevent hair loss.

By keeping your scalp in good shape, Head & Shoulders shampoo helps keep hair healthier¹ and more beautiful, preventing dandruff-related damage.

Use a shampoo that’s specifically designed to help you get full, thick hair, while also giving you a visibly flake-free scalp².

Try Head & Shoulders Full and Strong Shampoo, which will help keep you flake-free² and help restore fullness from the first wash.

By tackling dandruff, you can prevent damage to your scalp so your hair has a healthy foundation from which to grow.

For even more hair fullness, try our Full & Strong 2-in-1 with a triple-action complex of panthenol, caffeine and niacinamide, to give instant and lasting hair and scalp care benefits. It leaves hair 2X fuller and thicker³.

Dandruff Causes and Treatment

1. less cuticle damage vs. hair from a dandruff scalp

2. visible flakes, with regular use

3. bulk fullness; non-conditioning shampoo and Full & Strong Advanced Thickening Treatment vs. dirty/unwashed hair