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Dry scalp and dandruff have similar symptoms. Here are a few tips on how to tell one from the other.

The signs of a dry scalp
You may experience one or more of the common symptoms. These include:

  • skin flaking

  • tightness on the scalp

  • itching

  • redness

What causes a dry scalp?
Dryness occurs when the skin cells on the scalp’s natural moisture defences are damaged. Healthy skin locks in the moisture so your body stays hydrated.

An irritated scalp leads to a damaged outer layer of skin, allowing essential moisture to escape so the skin on the scalp becomes dry.

Dry scalp is commonly caused by dandruff
A dry scalp is a symptom of dandruff. Dandruff damages the skin on the surface of the scalp, causing dryness and irritation.

If the root cause behind your dry scalp is this common condition, you should seek out the right shampoo to treat it.

The right shampoo needs to:

  • moisturize the scalp to relieve dryness

  • treat the root cause – dandruff

How to treat dry scalp caused by dandruff

The formula delivers a deep hydration you can feel, starting from the first wash. It effectively relieves scalp dryness¹ and its symptoms, including itchiness¹ and redness.

Also try our Dry Scalp Care with Almond Oil Shampoo. It’s specially designed for people with dry scalp and is ideal for restoring natural moisture and locking it in.

With regular use, your scalp can stay hydrated and visibly flake free.

How dry scalp shampoo works

To see if your dry scalp is caused by dandruff, we recommend using Head & Shoulders exclusively at least 3 times a week for 3weeks. Should the symptoms persist, consult your dermatologist.

¹ caused by dandruff

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