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Severe dandruff isn’t any harder to treat than mild flaking – just make sure you choose the right shampoo and follow the right routine and you should be flake-free in no time.

If you have severe dandruff, an anti-dandruff shampoo should still be able to deal with the problem.

That’s because, regardless of the amount of flaking, the cause of dandruff is always the same – a naturally occurring microbe called Malassezia Globosa.

More about what causes dandruff

Here are a few things to try if you’re suffering from particularly heavy flaking:

  • wash your hair frequently – if your flaking is heavy because you produce more scalp oil than usual, it’s a good idea to keep your hair and scalp as clean as possible

  • use your anti-dandruff shampoo regularly – anti-dandruff shampoo is only effective as long as you keep using it. If you stop, flakes are likely to return

  • use an anti-dandruff conditioner – cosmetic conditioners can wash away the active ingredient in your dandruff shampoo, so make sure your conditioner is designed towork
    hand-in-hand with it.

Get more tips to help get rid of dandruff.