Don't let little white flakes ruin your look! Learn 4 easy ways to prevent (and treat) dandruff!
Treat mild dandruff with anti-flake cleansers and conditioners that contain the antimicrobials selenium sulphide (Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo plus Conditioner, $9 drugstore.com) or zinc pyrithione (Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky Shampoo and Conditioner, $5 each at mass retailers).
To manage oil production levels, re-energize your scalp by sloughing off dead skin cells and removing product buildup. Before you shampoo, try a gentle sugar scrub like Bain de Terre Sugar and Fig scalp massage scrub ($17 at DiscountedBeauty.com).
Dandruff problems tend to occur more frequently in individuals with oily or acne-prone skin. To prevent a flurry of white flakes from appearing on your shoulders, wash your hair every day and deep-clean your scalp with a clarifying shampoo (which does not contain added moisturizing ingredients) three or four times a week.
Copper, a natural fungicide, kills some 88 percent of fungus linked to dandruff. Prevent itching and flaking by using a brush with copper-infused bristles. Try Goody Reduce and Dandruff Copper-infused brush ($10 at DrugStore.com).