How can I get rid of dandruff?

There are lots of treatments for eliminating dandruff, but you still need to find the right one! To be able to choose the right treatment, you must first establish what type of dandruff you have. Is it dry dandruff? This develops on a dry scalp. Or oily dandruff? This is characteristic of an oily scalp.

Some good habits

If you want to get rid of dandruff, it is important to adopt some good hair hygiene habits in addition to following your treatment.

First, you do not need to wash your hair every day. Excessive use of shampoo is a form of aggression for the scalp and can contribute to the development of dandruff. It is recommended to wash hair at least once or twice a week in case of a dry scalp, and to limit the number of washes to 2 or 3 times a week in case of an oily scalp. In any event, it is essential that you choose the right shampoo for your scalp type: oily or dry. If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist for advice.

Treatments

have proven very effective, provided you use them regularly and respect their instructions for use.

You will need to do several things to eliminate dandruff, in order to manage all aspects of the dandruff and make it disappear for good:
  • First, you need a keratolytic action, i.e. mechanical elimination of the dead cells on the surface of the scalp, as a result of which dandruff develops.
     
  • Then an antifungal active ingredient, to help fight the Malassezia yeasts involved in the development of dandruff. This yeast is found naturally on the surface of the skin, but when certain conditions are met it can proliferate and cause scalp inflammation and accelerated cell renewal.
     
  • Sometimes, in case of oily dandruff, a shampoo that absorbs excess sebum and regulates its secretion at the surface.
     
  • Finally, in case of dry dandruff, moisturising shampoos with a gentle cleansing base are best to avoid irritating an already damaged scalp.

Many forms

There are various different products and hair care choices among the solutions available for treating dandruff.
  • Shampoos designed for use in intensive treatment during the growth phase, then as a maintenance treatment to limit the development of new dandruff. Some may even require a medical prescription.
  • Exfoliating treatments to eliminate dead cells, although be careful not to use them too often to avoid irritating the scalp even more.
  • And lotions that complement the action of shampoos, masks that can be used once a week, plant extracts, and even essential oils to boost the action of treatments.

As you can see, there are lots of solutions for getting rid of dandruff, so ask your pharmacist for advice to make sure you choose the most suitable one for you.

Our care routines

 
My anti-oily dandruff routine

Action on sticky dandruff and oily scalp

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My anti-dry dandruff routine

Action on non-sticky dandruff: "white powder" effect on the shoulders

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