Create a hair care routine to promote a healthy scalp by fighting dandruff


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When it comes to keeping your scalp healthy and fighting dandruff, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. You need products like antidandruff shampoos that are tailored for you, used at a frequency that helps you reach your goals. 

To prevent and treat symptoms like dry and itchy scalp, start with products that contain dandruff-fighting ingredients like pyrithione zinc or selenium sulfide. From there, look for ingredients that address your individual hair type and concerns.

Dry Hair

If you have dry hair, use mild products with fewer drying ingredients, like sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s helpful to follow up with a conditioner.

Oily hair

If you have oily hair, you might need to wash your hair more frequently, possibly daily—and skip the conditioner. If your hair products tend to build up, consider adding a clarifying shampoo into your routine occasionally for a deeper clean.

Sensitive skin

For those with more sensitive skin, products with natural botanical ingredients can help you avoid scalp irritation. Avoid shampoos with added sodium lauryl sulfate, which can further irritate your skin.

Find a winning combination

Just as you want variety in your exercise routine, rotating your hair care products can help you stay balanced and get the most out of them. And you can’t use an antidandruff shampoo just once or twice and expect a permanent fix—you have to make it an ongoing part of your routine for long-term results.

Here are a few tips for combining and rotating your hair care products:

  • If you have a favorite daily shampoo, try substituting with another shampoo once a week.
  • If you’re actively trying to prevent dandruff, try to use a dandruff-fighting product twice per week or as directed by your healthcare provider, such as one of the Selsun blue® Daily Care shampoos. 
  • For flare-ups you can also try one of our maximum strength options like our Selsun blue® Medicated line.

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