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Dandruff is caused by a microbe on the scalp and can cause dryness, itchiness and flakes. Find out how to treat your symptoms while tackling the root cause.

Dandruff is a very common condition, with 1 in 2 people susceptible to the microbe that causes it. If you suffer from dandruff, you may experience one or more of the common symptoms.

The symptoms of dandruff:

  1. dryness

  2. itchiness

  3. flakes

  4. redness

  5. irritation

  6. tightness

These symptoms need to be treated by a shampoo that tackles the root cause – dandruff – while ensuring that the hair is left looking healthy and smelling great.

The best treatment for fighting dandruff
To treat the root cause of dandruff, look for a shampoo with a clinically proven active ingredient, like pyrithione zinc.

This active ingredient is a proven long-term solution that, when used regularly, treats dandruff AND prevents it from coming back.

Pyrithione zinc (ZPT) is the main ingredient in all Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoos. They protect the scalp better than ordinary dandruff shampoos, using a unique and highly effective form of ZPT, and zinc carbonate to keep your scalp moisturized.

All our anti-dandruff shampoos effectively tackle the root cause of your dandruff symptoms, and some have been designed to specifically address the symptom that bothers you most.

The best treatment for a dry scalp
You may experience dryness as a symptom of dandruff. The best treatment is to use a shampoo that not only fights dandruff, but also moisturizes your hair and scalp to restore it back to good health.

Our Dry Scalp Care Shampoo with almond oil is specially designed to moisturise your scalp and combat dryness. The nourishing shampoo leaves your hair fragrant, soft and visibly dandruff free.¹

How to treat and itchy scalp fast
There is nothing as annoying as an itchy scalp. Scratching only worsens the problem and home remedies almost never prevent the itch from coming back.

Our Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo with eucalyptus essence fights dandruff while calming your itchy scalp. Your hair and scalp are left feeling healthy, fresh and beautifully, visibly flake free.¹

More about how to get rid of dandruff

¹ visible flakes with regular use