HOW TO GET RID OF SEVERE DANDRUFF
Severe dandruff isn’t any harder to treat than mild flaking – just make sure you choose the right shampoo and follow the right routine and you should be flake-free in no time.
If you have severe dandruff, an anti-dandruff shampoo should still be able to deal with the problem.
That’s because, regardless of the amount of flaking, the cause of dandruff is always the same – a naturally occurring microbe called Malassezia globosa.
Here are a few things to try if you’re suffering from particularly heavy flaking:
wash your hair frequently – if your flaking is heavy because you produce more scalp oil than usual, it’s a good idea to keep your hair and scalp as clean as possible
use your anti-dandruff shampoo regularly – anti-dandruff shampoo is only effective as long as you keep using it. If you stop, flakes are likely to return
use an anti-dandruff conditioner – cosmetic conditioners can wash away the active ingredient in your dandruff shampoo, so make sure your conditioner is designed to work hand-in-hand with it. See our anti-dandruff conditioners.
Still got flakes? If you’re using an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly and it doesn’t get rid of the flakes, try using Clinical Solutions.
It contains the active ingredient Selenium Sulfide and is a prescription–strength shampoo¹, proven to be effective on severe flakes caused by both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
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¹ vs. prescription dandruff shampoo with 2% Ketoconazole