How to choose the best dandruff treatment

There are many potential causes of dandruff making it difficult to treat. Possible reasons include excess oil from sebaceous glands, fungus on the skin surface, improper shampooing by either not washing enough or over washing and drying out the scalp, excessive hair brushing creating friction, yeast that irritates the scalp causing more skin cell growth, allergic reactions to products, too much sun exposure, hats putting pressure on the scalp, and even diet. Men tend to have dandruff more than women and some people may just be genetically predisposed for unknown reasons.

Dandruff shampoos aim to address three main factors that cause dandruff:

  • yeast on the scalp
  • excess oil production from oil glands
  • and immune response to the yeast.

Most dandruff shampoos contain ingredients that try to reduce the yeast on the scalp or regulate the oil glands to produce less oil in order to manage dandruff.

Many ingredients are used in dandruff shampoos to reduce dandruff.

  • Coal tar helps reduce skin scaling and overgrowth of skin cells that lead to dandruff.
  • Ketoconazole, an antifungal agent, kills the Malassezia fungus that irritates oil glands and causes dandruff.
  • Salicylic acid prevents skin cells from sticking together and removes scaly skin cells.
  • Sulfur to salicylic acid further reduces skin cell buildup and has antimicrobial effects.
  • Selenium sulfide is also antimicrobial and slows skin cell turnover and scaling while reducing yeast growth.
  • Zinc pyrithione or ZnPT heals the scalp by reducing yeast growth, excess oil production, and overproduction of skin cells that cause dandruff flakes.

There are many ingredients found in dandruff shampoos. Different ingredients work better for different people depending on their hair and scalp type. A shampoo that is effective at treating dandruff for one person may not work as well for another person. The ingredients and formulation of a dandruff shampoo needs to suit the specific needs and condition of one's scalp and hair for it to be effective.

It’s important to note that choosing a shampoo may take trial and error. You also need to consider your hair type and colour.

When choosing a dandruff treatment, look for a colour safe shampoo that contains hydrating and soothing ingredients for the scalp while gently cleansing away flakes.

  • It should not contain harsh Sulfates, Parabens and other chemicals that can damage hair.
  • Ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin C, Peppermint oil and Kangaroo apple extract can help moisturise and refresh the scalp while reducing inflammation and flakes. The treatment should also contain Biotin and other botanicals to nourish the hair follicles and strengthen the hair,
  • As well as essential oils like Peppermint oil that has antifungal properties to fight dandruff-causing fungi.

In summary, look for a hydrating, soothing and natural dandruff shampoo with key ingredients that hydrate, nourish and refresh the scalp and hair follicles.

Hair conditioners can help improve dandruff by making the hair softer and more manageable. Some conditioners are specifically formulated for people with dandruff issues. In addition to using conditioners, avoiding hair products that can dry out the scalp is also important. A dry scalp can trigger the skin to produce excess oil which contributes to dandruff. Using conditioners and avoiding drying products can help keep the scalp moisturised, reducing oil production and dandruff.

That is why HSB Labs Grow Shampoo and Boost Conditioner has been formulated with these ingredients and can be used as part of a daily hair program to help restore the moisture and health of your scalp and hair follicles. This gentle cleansing treatment provides additional support to any treatments prescribed by your doctor.

Are you looking for relief from dandruff on your scalp? Try the HSB Labs Grow Hair Treatment Program! This medicated shampoo will cleanse and reinvigorate your scalp, while our conditioner will nourish and protect it. To really boost your scalp health, try the HSB Labs Scalp Massager - it's great for improving circulation and releasing tension. Together, these products can help soothe your scalp and make your dandruff disappear faster!

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So don't put it off any longer! By acting now and using HSB Labs scalp and haircare products containing Biotin, Panthenol, Antioxidants, Caffeine, Vitamin C, Peppermint Oil and essential nutrients to address the symptoms of hair loss and hair thinning, you're more likely to prevent irreversible results and you can be guaranteed to experience faster hair growth. With regular use of our HSB Labs products as part of your regular hair routine, you'll get healthier, stronger locks that are revitalised for a voluminous boost! We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be to lose your hair – many people view it as part of their identity. Let us help you on the journey to having incredible looking hair – because inner beauty is great but fabulous healthy hair never hurts!

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