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It’s caused by the same factors as dandruff:

  • A naturally occurring microbe, Malassezia globosa

  • Scalp oils, known as sebum

  • A scalp that’s senstitive to oleic acid

Explore the cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis in more detail


Keep your scalp healthy

Seborrheic dermatitis damages the scalps outer layer of skin, so you need to keep your scalp healthy to help repair the damage.

It also relies on scalp oils in order to feed the Malassezia so try to use a clarifying shampoo regularly that removes oil to leave your hair feeling soft and clean.

Treat seborrheic dermatitis with shampoo

You can also treat seborrheic dermatitis using our Selenium Sulphide shampoo. It’s our toughest formula and has been designed to treat severe dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

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