Dr. Jaishree Sharad
Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dandruff flakes not going away? I totally understand your plight of utter embarrassment and a perpetually itchy scalp!
In this situation, it’s never too late to go on that quest of finding that perfect shampoo for your dandruff ridden scalp. Read on to find out some essential anti-dandruff shampoo ingredients that you must absolutely make sure are present in your bottle. Here are some dermatologically approved ingredients to have in your anti-dandruff shampoo bottle.
- Salicylic Acid
- Coal Tar
- Selenium Sulfide
- Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT)
It is important to understand that dandruff is caused by an allergy to oleic acid. The oleic acid on your scalp is formed by the excretions of this fungus called Malassezia. This fungus feeds on the oil and dust build-up on the scalp. While there isn’t a real cure for the allergy that causes the flaking, you can always look for a way to keep your scalp clean, hygienic and completely free of any kind of oil and dust build-up, that can give rise to dandruff.
To achieve this, you can always vouch for the world’s no. 1 anti-dandruff shampoo, which is Head & Shoulders! This shampoo has got all the essential ingredients required to get rid of recurring dandruff in one go. It guarantees up to 100% dandruff free scalp.
Let’s take a look at some of the essential ingredients of Head & Shoulders Shampoo and what it does to get rid of recurring dandruff from your scalp.
This hero ingredient of anti-dandruff shampoos kills both bacteria and fungi. It helps improve Sebum production so that there are enough natural oils on your scalp which prevent it from getting too dry while the zinc does its job of eliminating dandruff.
This ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoos also helps combat irritation and inflammation. So, say goodbye to not just dandruff but also that itchy scalp.
Selenium Sulfide is another active ingredient in Head & Shoulders which works as a great antifungal and antibacterial cleansing agent. It is that specific medication that works wonders against Malassezia fungus, getting rid of dandruff forever!
Zinc Carbonate is the best ingredient for dandruff, an amazing and entirely exclusive cleansing agent that only Head & Shoulders has in its products. Head & Shoulders uses a special zinc carbonate technology to make their anti-dandruff shampoos which moisturizes the scalp and also protects the active ingredient Zinc Pyrithione which can then go on to fight dandruff on your scalp.
This ingredient reduces flakes by slowing the build-up of dead cells of your scalp. This may also decrease the Malassezia colonization. Coal Tar is a great ingredient for any anti-dandruff shampoo and cleansing agent to have.
This ingredient particularly works on decreasing the scaling of the dead cells on your scalp. It also prevents them from clumping together to form flakes that you are always so scared of getting embarrassed by. Salicylic acid in your anti-dandruff shampoo is the easiest way to wash away the dead cells build-up on your scalp and to stop recurring dandruff forever.
Apart from the above-mentioned active ingredients in the Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo, there are some other ingredients too that support and help the active ingredients work their magic in getting rid of recurring dandruff. These are lathering agents, moisturizers, stabilizers, preservatives, colour, fragrances and plant essences. All these ancillary make sure that the shampoo is used in the best way possible. Now, rest assured of the best showering experience to get rid of your dandruff that you could ever think of!
Dandruff can be a cause of several other more pressing issues and scalp skin conditions. Having a dirty and clogged up scalp leads to psoriasis, irritation, red bumps, inflammation, itchiness and hair fall. So, if you spot dandruff make sure you either treat it at home with a great anti-dandruff shampoo or you see a dermatologist. It is best to diagnose and start treating your dandruff at home first with Head & Shoulders, as its ingredients have been specially designed to make your scalp up to 100% dandruff free.
Now that you know some of the most important anti-dandruff shampoo ingredients make sure you check the ingredients section of any shampoo bottle before you buy it. No one deserves dandruff!