HOW TO GET RID OF DANDRUFF IN THREE STEPS
1. CHECK THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO
There are a variety of anti-dandruff shampoos out there, but not all work the same. In order to get rid of dandruff in the long term, it must contain effective active ingredients. And that’s where we come in – all Head & Shoulders shampoos contain piroctone olamine. It is the most proven, most tried and trusted anti-dandruff ingredient. Its plus point is that it builds up anti-microbial protection. The new Head & Shoulders Daily Protect Shampoo is exactly what you can expect from its anti-dandruff treatment these days: it fights the causes of dandruff, nourishes the scalp and protects against microbes.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO VARIATION
The next step is to choose the right option. This depends on the hair and scalp type and the associated requirements. We have developed a whole range of products that are individually tailored to these needs. Be it to treat dry scalp, remove excess oil, relieve itching or maintain silky soft hair. One thing is clear, there is definitely a Head & Shoulders variant for everyone.
3. A REGULAR APPLICATION OF THE ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO
This is a key step. A single wash will remove dandruff that is already visible, but to keep dandruff at bay over the long term, an anti-dandruff shampoo should be used with every wash. If you switch back to a normal shampoo, it does not contain the important dandruff-reducing active ingredients. Not that difficult, is it? By using our Daily Protect Shampoo every day, you can say goodbye to annoying dandruff.
HOW DO YOU GET DANDRUFF? – THE CAUSES IN DETAIL
Dandruff is caused by a naturally occurring microorganism called Malassezia globosa , which resides on everyone’s scalp.
It irritates the scalp, causing skin cells to shed in people with dandruff.
In detail, the following happens:
Malassezia globosa breaks down the natural fats on our scalp and hair, also called sebum, into oleic acid.
If your scalp is sensitive to this oleic acid – and half the world’s population is – your scalp will start to feel itchy, dry and red.
Your skin cells are now renewing themselves faster than before to get rid of this irritation.
Little clumps of dead skin cells will appear on your scalp , which will settle into white flakes on your hair and shoulders.
And this is where ours come in Anti-dandruff shampoos in the game.
Not only do they thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp of excess oils, but they also tackle the root cause of dandruff to prevent it from coming back.
With regular use, anti-dandruff products not only get rid of dandruff, but can prevent it from coming back.
WHAT MAKES DANDRUFF WORSE?
Dandruff has only one cause, but research has shown that in certain cases, dandruff can become more severe.
There are other factors that can aggravate the problem or make it seem worse. For example:
These factors do not cause dandruff to form, but they can make dandruff worse during certain times of the year or with certain activities (like exercise).
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF QUICKLY GREASY HAIR IN SUMMER
Oils and fats occur naturally on our scalp and in our hair. All people produce sebum, which is extremely important for the moisture balance of the scalp and hair.
However, not everyone produces the same amount of sebum, and especially during the summer months, some people’s hair gets greasy faster than others.
WHY DOES YOUR HAIR GET GREASY FASTER IN SUMMER?
The body’s sebum production is controlled by sebaceous glands, which can become a little overactive in warm weather.
Sweating can also exacerbate this problem as oils can “slip” down from the hair follicle through the whole hair via perspiration and thus not just affecting the scalp.
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN SUMMER AGAINST QUICKLY GREASY HAIR
Wash your hair regularly. Since you sweat more in summer, you should make sure to clean your hair as much as possible.
Deep cleansing shampoos are a good choice. They have been specially developed to remove sweat and oils and to deeply cleanse the hair.
There are also shampoos with fresh summer scents such as Apple Fresh or Citrus Fresh that invigorate your hair on hot days with a pleasant scent.
DANDRUFF IN SUMMER – WHY WARM WEATHER LEADS TO DANDRUFF
Do you suffer from increased dandruff formation in summer?
First of all, we need to be clear that hot temperatures cannot cause dandruff. However, this misconception is common because the symptoms of dandruff are often worse and easier to spot in warmer weather.
For people afflicted with scalp problems, this is a year-round problem. The microorganism responsible for the formation of dandruff is present on the scalp all year round, come rain, snow or shine.
However, during the summer months, there are some factors that can make dandruff symptoms worse, including:
Heat - When temperatures rise, Malassezia globosa, the microorganism responsible for dandruff, thrives on our scalp. This can lead to increased dandruff formation.
Sweat - When it’s warm, we naturally sweat more, which in turn creates the ideal conditions for Malassezia globosa and potentially more dandruff.
Environmental Stresses - When the weather is warm, we spend more time outdoors, putting us in greater contact with pollutants that damage the scalp’s natural defenses and increase the risk of dandruff.
WHAT CAUSES ITCHING SCALP IN SUMMER?
Usually it is not the weather but the dandruff to blame for an itchy scalp.
Because itching is often a sign of dandruff. During the summer months, your scalp is exposed to more external factors that can aggravate an existing dandruff problem and the itchiness that comes with it.
TREATMENT FOR ITCHY SCALP IN SUMMER
If your itchy scalp is caused by dandruff, you should address the root problem.
Use an anti-dandruff shampoo like Head & Shoulders. It contains an active ingredient against the dandruff-causing microorganism that has been clinically proven to effectively remove dandruff and relieve itching.
We have also developed a special shampoo for itchy scalps. Try our Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Shampoo, with eucalyptus. It soothes the scalp and relieves itching caused by dandruff.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SCALP IN SUMMER
The easiest and most effective way to keep dandruff at bay is to use an anti-dandruff shampoo every time you wash your hair.
And this is exactly where Head & Shoulders comes in. Our shampoos contain an active ingredient that has been clinically proven to be effective against dandruff.
On the one hand it helps to get rid of dandruff after an acute attack of dandruff, on the other hand it prevents it from coming back.
It also protects your scalp from external factors that can make dandruff worse. With regular use, you can keep your scalp and hair protected to keep you completely dandruff-free all year round.
We have developed refreshing shampoos for the summer, such as the Citrus Fresh Shampoo. So your hair not only looks fantastic, but also smells wonderful.