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Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis have similar symptoms. However, it’s important to know the difference so you can choose the right shampoo to treat it.


Seborrheic dermatitis is often mistaken for dandruff as they both share similar symptoms, including:

  • flakes

  • itching

  • redness

While similar, seborrheic dermatitis is much more severe. The following symptoms can be expected:

  1. severe flakes

  2. white/yellowish scales that are oiler than dandruff flakes

  3. red, inflamed areas on the scalp

Like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with the right shampoo, like our Clinical Strength Shampoo.

The selenium sulfide is an active ingredient that works to prevent the symptoms of the condition.

If your flaking is milder and more like typical dandruff, our Shampoos all contain zinc pyrithione, the most tried, tested and trusted active ingredient against dandruff.

The hair is left 100% flake free1, smelling great and feeling soft.

Get more tips and advice from the experts on seborrheic dermatitis.

¹ visible flakes with regular use