Natural Dandruff Home Remedies Vs. Head & Shoulders Anti-dandruff Shampoo
The internet is awash with natural home remedies for treating dandruff, some passed down through the generations. Find out more about natural remedies and how they compare to Head & Shoulders– the world’s number one anti-dandruff shampoo
For any natural remedy to treat dandruff effectively, it needs to be able to tackle the root cause – a microbe called Malassezia globosa. 1 in 2 people are sensitive to it, experiencing irritation and flaking of the scalp cells that we see as dandruff flakes.
Find out what’s behind some of the most common natural home remedies for dandruff:
Coconut Oil: helps moisturise hair and scalp and relieve dryness caused by dandruff
Lemon Juice: it alters the pH level of the scalp by reducing acidity, it protects against the dandruff-causing fungus Malassezia.
Olive Oil: Like coconut oil, olive oil is popular as a moisturising home remedy treatment to soothe and ease dryness and flakiness.
Baking powder: is believed to work as an exfoliant, helping to clarify scalp, but it does not contain any active dandruff-fighting ingredient.
Mouthwash: It is claimed that alcohol in mouthwash kills the dandruff-causing Malassezia fungus, but it’s not been scientifically proven as an effective treatment. In fact, strong alchohol can negatively affect the scalp, causing irritation and redness.
Apple Cider Vinegar: is often used as an acidic natural home remedy to balance the scalp’s pH levels, similar to lemon juice
Eucalyptus: is another popular home remedy treatment known for its anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itching.
So do any of these natural remedies for dandruff actually work?
In a nutshell, no. Regulatory bodies around the world have assessed the ability of many different compounds to fight dandruff, and so far, no commonly used natural remedy has been recognised to be effective for dandruff treatment.
Head & Shoulders shampoos’ unique formulas uses dandruff-fighting active ingredient, Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT), which has been clinically proven effective against dandruff. ZPT treats the root cause of dandruff by targeting fungus like Malassezia, which feeds on scalp oil and causes odour. It also contains anti-oxidants that prevent oil from oxidising under UV light. By helping to eliminate dandruff, the shampoos help restore your scalp to its natural balance, so it can be comfortable and free of visible flakes⁺.
See what ingredients are in Head & Shoulders shampoos
A shampoo should do more than just treat dandruff
Another key difference between Head & Shoulders and some of the natural remedies you may have heard about, is that they also contain some of the best elements of beauty shampoos. Head & Shoulders shampoos are packed with gentle surfactants and smoothening actives. Gentle surfactants purify hair and scalp of dirt and oil that can exacerbate dandruff condition when left uncleaned, while smoothening actives also keep your hair feeling soft and moisturised.
Plus, your hair won’t be left smelling of vodka or mouthwash – our anti-dandruff shampoos use scent-burst technology to leave your hair smelling fragrant and fresh.
So, while natural home remedies and treatments can be beneficial for your hair, when it comes to dandruff Head & Shoulders is the most effective solution while still leaving your hair feeling lusciously soft and shiny. Our clinically-proven products are pH balanced and gentle-enough for daily use.
⁺no visible flakes, with regular use