4 dandruff shampoos that work

For a grown-up generation of women with a large wardrobe of black clothing, dandruff can be a disaster.

What causes dandruff?

  • Flakes can be caused by a specific yeast infection or fungus and treated with a shampoo containing zinc pyrithicone, coal tar, ketoconazole, or selenium sulfide.
  • Sometimes flaking may be caused by an irritated or oily scalp, by sensitivity to an ingredient in a hair product, or by a buildup of styling residue.
  • For some women, flakes are a result of seborrheic dermatitis, for others it can stem in part from a diet deficient in B vitamins and fats.
  • Itchy scalp is another issue that can plague women from time to time. Sometimes it accompanies flaking and other times not. It is usually caused by an allergic reaction to a hair product or dye.

Chronic, long-term dandruff needs medical intervention from your dermatologist, but most dandruff will respond to over-the-counter (OTC) medicated shampoo. Here are some good ones to try:

OTC DANDRUFF SHAMPOOS

  1. Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo, Original (about $5.33, click to buy)
    This product is a coal tar-based shampoo.
  2. Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Medicated Treatment (about $8.70, click to buy)
    This product is a selenium sulfide-based shampoo.
  3. Head & Shoulders Classic Clean for Normal Hair Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo (about $6.50, click to buy)
    This product is an antifungal shampoo containing the ingredient zinc pyrithione.
  4. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ($23 for two, click to buy)
    This product is an antifungal ketoconazole-based shampoo.
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