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One of the leading causes of itchy scalp is dandruff. Find out if dandruff is behind your itchy scalp.

How does dandruff cause itchy scalp?
Dandruff comes about when the scalp is irritated by oleic acid, produced by the naturally occurring microbe Malassezia globosa. This irritation is what causes that annoying itch.

This irritation is what causes that annoying itch.

How can you tell if it’s dandruff?
Look for the other symptoms of dandruff which include redness, dryness and visible flakes. A combination of any of these symptoms and itchiness points to dandruff being the cause.


Put a stop to dandruff and itchy scalp1 with Head & Shoulders

Our invigorating Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo contains eucalyptus to help soothe an irritated scalp, while the pyrithione zinc (ZPT) formula works to stop dandruff.

Another great option is our Instant Relief Shampoo. It provides an immediate cooling sensation and helps fight itch, flakes andirritation associated with dandruff.

You’ll feel the effects right away, but keep using Head & Shoulders to keep that dandruff itch at bay.

There’s no cure for dandruff, but by continuing to use anti-dandruff shampoo you can keep it under control.

If after using Head & Shoulders continuously for three weeks you don’t see an improvement, there could be other factors at play.

Other causes of itchy scalp include sensitive scalp, psoriasis and eczema. So, if you’ve ruled out dandruff, see your doctor or dermatologist for treatment advice.

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