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Explore our tips and advice on how to get rid of dandruff from choosing the best shampoo, to the perfect hair washing regime to tackle flakes.


The best way to get rid of dandruff is to use an anti-dandruff shampoo that’s been proven to work against flakes, itching, redness and a dry scalp.

To do that, you need one with the right active ingredient, like zinc pyrithione which you’ll find in all of Head & Shoulders’ anti-dandruff shampoos.

It works to tackle the root cause – the microbe Malassezia globosa which is present on everyone’s scalp.

By tackling the root cause of the issue, it breaks the cycle of dandruff irritation rather than just treating the symptoms like other shampoos.

But we’ve gone further than that. We also include a second zinc compound, zinc carbonate, to maximise the bioactivity of the zinc pyrithione, making it even more effective against dandruff.

Top tips for getting rid of dandruff with shampoo

Once you’ve chosen the right anti-dandruff shampoo, you need to make sure you use it properly.

Here’s a few tips to make sure your shampoo regime works as well as possible:

  1. Use it every time you wash your hair – use your anti-dandruff shampoo regularly to keep dandruff in check and keep flakes at bay.

  2. Choose the right conditioner – many ordinary cosmetic conditioners can wash out the active ingredient in your anti-dandruff shampoo. So choose Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff conditioner – it’s been designed to work hand-in-hand with our shampoos so the zinc pyrithione keeps working to help get rid of dandruff.

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