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The best dandruff shampoo for you will vary depending on your specific hair type and needs, but there are certain things you should always look for. Above all, you should look for one that you’ll love using every time you wash your hair, because dandruff is a recurring condition that can be treated but not cured.

Lots of people don’t realize it, but dandruff is caused by a fungus that is present on everyone’s scalps.

So, if you want to keep those locks looking fantastic and free of pesky flakes, your best chance is to make friends with a good anti-dandruff shampoo which has been specially developed to protect your scalp from the dandruff-causing fungus.

But with so many shampoos on the market, how do you choose the right one for you?

1. Choose a shampoo you will love using regularly

The key to preventing dandruff flare-ups is to use dandruff shampoo and conditioner regularly to protect your scalp, even before you notice flakes appearing. Itch and dryness can be early signs of dandruff, so pay attention to these cues that your scalp needs extra attention. Keeping your scalp in good shape every time you wash should be a priority. But using anti-dandruff shampoo doesn’t need to be a chore – you can still have the great looking hair that you love. Head & Shoulders has the power of an anti-dandruff shampoo with the fresh fragrances and moisturizing properties of a beauty shampoo.

2. Look for a clinically-proven shampoo

Many shampoos claim to fight dandruff, but few are willing to prove how well they work with clinical testing. Head & Shoulders is highly effective at controlling dandruff flaking. Our unique formulas have been dermatologically tested and clinically proven at independent research facilities around the world. Some shampoos use ingredients which come from homeopathic remedies which aren’t proven to work on dandruff. A shampoo with a clinically proven active ingredient will treat dandruff much more effectively.


3. Look for extra benefits for your hair

Don’t settle for a shampoo that says it will treat flakes but leaves your hair feeling terrible. Whatever your hair type, we have a wide range of shampoos for every possible need – whether you want a volume boost or smooth & silky hair. And if you need help choosing, why not try our hair and scalp advisor to find the perfect product for you?

And by caring for your scalp, Head & Shoulders is the first shampoo proven to improve your hair’s quality. Scientists have discovered that dandruff and scalp irritation can actually damage hair’s structure. Using Head & Shoulders every time you wash helps keep your scalp in good condition, so it’s better at caring for the growing hair. That means you can finally have your best hair.

4. Turn to the shampoo your friends and family trust

Head & Shoulders is the world’s most trusted shampoo brand*, so if you want to keep things as simple as possible, you can just go straight to the Head & Shoulders aisle. We’ve been working hard to earn your trust with over sixty years spent in scientific research and testing. Delivering on our promises has made us the World’s #1 shampoo brand*, so you can feel confident that whichever shampoo you choose from our range it will keep you flake-free.**

If you’re new to the range, our Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Shampoo is a great place to start. It’s our classic formula with a clinically proven dandruff-fighting active ingredient, a fresh scent and moisturizers to keep hair looking shiny and full of life. And what’s more, you can use it on coloured hair.

So, there you have it – the easiest guide ever to picking your perfect dandruff shampoo. Now, go and show off those locks!

To find out more about how your hair type affects the kind of shampoo you should be looking for, check out our article on choosing the best shampoo for you.

(*P&G calculation based on Nielsen sales data)
(** Visible flakes with regular use)

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