Dandruff – What is it and how do I treat it?

Dandruff – What is it and how do I treat it?

Dandruff can be such a taboo subject, but it doesn’t need to be.

Dandruff is a very common scalp condition that affects 50% of adults at some point in their lives, and the only way to battle it, is to talk about it. There are so many sources in today’s world that focus on what trending product will help with your concern, but will it really help? It can get confusing when you want to learn more about Dandruff, what causes it and how to treat it and since you’ve got enough to worry about already, we’ve made it simple for you.


What is dandruff? And what causes it?

Dandruff put simply, is the flaking of dead skin lifting and coming off the scalp. When excess sebum – an oil that your skin produces to protect it from drying out - builds up, a fast-growing fungus known as Malassezia forms.

But how does this cause those white flakes?

Well, due to the excess build-up of sebum and Malassezia, the natural reproduction of cells is disrupted and begin to cluster, forming the white flakes you see on the surface of your scalp. These clusters can also cause the irritation you feel on your scalp as well as the inflammation, redness, itchiness and sometimes even pain.

Understanding what dandruff really is, can be a bit scary, but it is such common concern, and there are many treatments and remedies.

So, how do I treat it?

Dandruff can be tricky to treat, especially when you are not sure where to start or what to use. With so many products being sold today, and so many home remedies shown on social media, the problem isn’t the lack of solutions, but finding the right solution for you.

The best formulations offer both a solution and relief from scalp irritation, and don’t add any further damage to your hair. The first step in addressing your dandruff is finding a shampoo that doesn’t have any harsh ingredients but includes natural actives. Using a shampoo that has active ingredients means that while cleansing your hair, the formula will work on attacking the Malassezia and cell clusters, ultimately removing those white flakes and calming the irritation you feel.

But which product should I use?

That’s where Neutriderm’s anti – dandruff shampoo comes in. Enriched with Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) and Climbazole, these active ingredients work together to remove the excess sebum & dandruff flakes from your scalp. Recommended by dermatologists, this shampoo has been scientifically formulated so that you can use the shampoo for 21 days consecutively, leaving your hair fresh and clean. Awarded “Best Dandruff Shampoo” in the Treatment category in Prevention Australia’s Healthy Hair Awards 2023, this product is proven to offer the best, long lasting results by removing excess sebum but not contributing to any damage – it is also safe to use on sensitive skin and coloured hair. 

So, dandruff doesn’t have to ruin your day and you shouldn’t let it. With this perfect solution, dandruff can be managed and you can feel like yourself again, free from irritation and those pesky flakes.

Shop Neutriderm’s award winning Anti – Dandruff shampoo here.


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