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If you suffer from itchy scalp, you might think the problem is worse in summer as temperatures rise and you sweat more.

But it’s not always the weather that’s the root cause. In fact, it’s quite likely to be dandruff.

Itching is a common sign of dandruff and during the summer months, your scalp is exposed to external factors which can aggravate a dandruff problem, thus making your scalp itch more than usual.


Read more about how summer can affect dandruff.

How to treat scalp itch in summer

To get rid of an itchy scalp caused by dandruff you need to tackle the root cause of the problem – dandruff.

Choose an anti-dandruff shampoo like Head & Shoulders, which contains the active ingredient zinc pyrithione – it’s been proven inhundreds of clinical studies to tackle the dandruff-causing microbe and to remove flakes.

We’ve also developed a shampoo just for itchy scalps – our Instant Relief range tackles itch the moment it hits yourhead and it contains peppermint extract too for an instant cooling feeling – perfect for hot summer days.

Read more about itchy scalp.