How to Prevent Dandruff in Summer
Written by Anisha Seth
Are you struggling with excess build-up on your scalp, or feeling self-conscious about flaking? Although dandruff is often associated with winter, dandruff can be a problem in the summer months too. With increased temperatures and more time spent outside, we must ensure we are looking after our scalp.
There are two forms of Dandruff. One is caused by too little oil on the scalp known as Dry Dandruff, while the other is caused by an excess of oil which exacerbates a natural fungus on the scalp called Malassezia. This form of Dandruff presents as a stickier, thicker version of Dry Dandruff.
While Dandruff in all its forms cannot be cured, there are ways in which we can manage the condition and keep symptoms at bay.
Symptoms: White or yellow flakes on the scalp, overly oily scalp and hair, dry scalp, itchy scalp.
Key Causes of Dandruff:
- Excess oil production
- Build-up of dead cell matter on the scalp
- An increase in yeast like fungus overgrowth: Malassezia
- Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)
- Dry skin
Firstly, we need to control the overgrowth of fungus, Malassezia. A shampoo that contains Climbazole is vital for addressing this concern. Climbazole is a topical anti-fungal agent known for its ability to suppress Malassezia without interfering with the natural functions of the scalp.
Once the fungus and excess build up have been removed, the scalp can begin to function optimally without interference. An Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is recommended for initial treatment to keep the condition at bay while nourishing the scalp to minimise dryness and encourage a healthy scalp and hair.
When exposing the scalp to anti-dandruff ingredients, the hair can become dry and brittle as excess oil is regulated. Some ingredients may also leave hair strands vulnerable to drying. It’s important to ensure your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains ingredients which will nourish the scalp while maintaining moisture within the hair strands themselves. This will ensure the hair maintains a healthy condition allowing for ongoing use of the Anti-Dandruff Shampoo without detrimental effects.
Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains a potent anti-fungal to kill the multiplying cells and reduce the rate of bacteria growth. Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo leaves the scalp clean as it eliminates excess oil and Dandruff flakes on the scalp and hair shaft. The shampoo has a rich lather for a thorough clean, conditions the hair like a professional shampoo, and is suitable for all ages and hair types including coloured hair.
- Climbazole 1%: Anti-fungal agent which removes Dandruff-causing Malassezia
- Citric Acid: Anti-microbial to assist in minimising Malassezia while lifting away dead skin cells
- Polyquaternium 10: Conditioning and moisture-retaining agent for silky smooth hair
For effective treatment and maintenance of dandruff, Neutriderm Anti Dandruff Shampoo can be used as a twice weekly treatment for mild to moderate concerns and as a daily treatment for severe cases. The formula is designed to support scalp and hair health while revising dandruff causes and symptoms.
Ready to say goodbye to Dandruff for good? Purchase your Neutriderm Anti Dandruff Shampoo here.