Dandruff Shampoos to Kick off the Pesky Flakes
Best shampoos to get rid of dandruff.Having clean looking hair is a must in order to be taken seriously, unfortunately for many of us, dandruff has no mercy. To fight these white flakes taking over our scalps, it is vital to choose the right shampoo.
With so many choices to choose from, it can be quite a challenge to pick one. To help you do so however, here is the following list of the best dandruff fighting shampoos.
Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandrufff Shampoo
NizoralAnti Dandruff Shampoo
Nizoral contains ketoconazole, a potent anti-fungal ingredient that is often used in prescription level dandruff medication.
Fortunately for those of us with coloured hair it is still gentle enough that it won’t affect the dye and leaves a pleasant scent behind after it has been washed away.
Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Moisture Boost Shampoo
head & shoulders Royal Oils Moisture Boost Shampoo with Coconut Oil
When we think of dandruff one brand comes instantly to mind, Head and Shoulders, their brand has been fighting Dandruff since the 1960’s.
Whilst most dandruff shampoos can have a stripping effect, this shampoo is full of hydrating ingredients such as coconut oil and smells luxurious, after using this pair it with their conditioner to leave your hair feeling luscious.
Innersense Hydrating Cream Hairbath Shampoo
INNERSENSEHydrating Cream Hairbath
For those of you who prefer all natural products Innersense have created a hydrating cream shampoo, with all natural ingredients such as sage and tamanu essential oils.
The formula is incredibly creamy and moisturising and moisturises the scalp as a result it keeps dandruff at bay.
Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Oribe have created a product that uses Salicylic acid to exfoliate the scalp which works to not only reduce the amount of dandruff but also to prevent it from happening in the first place.
It also has luxurious ingredients that combine together to create a luxurious feeling shampoo that will leave your hair feeling well nourished.
Dove Dermacare Scalp Soothing Moisture Shampoo
Dove is a brand that is well known for producing high quality products, when you purchase a Dove shampoo you know that you are going to get a formula that works very well.
This anti dandruff shampoo is no different, containing Pyrithione Zinc at 2% it helps to get rid of flakes and irritation whilst hydrating an itchy scalp.
Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo
The active ingredient in this formula by Neutrogena is the same one that can be found in Oribe’s solution, Salicylic Acid.
Salicylic acid is often prescribed by doctor’s to treat Acne however it helps to clear the scalp of all flakes of dandruff as well as reduce itching and promotes healthy moisture levels within the scalp.
Philip Kingsley Flaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo
PHILIP KINGSLEYFlaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo
This shampoo from Philip Kinglsey has a wide variety of benefits including, unusually for an anti-dandruff shampoo, a lovely fragrance that is derived from Apples.
It works well on all types of hair, including coloured hair, and contains lauryl betaine that cleanses hair without irritation and relieves itching.
Redken Dandruff Control Shampoo
The active ingredient in this formula from Redken is Zinc Pyrithione, it reduces inflammation of the scalp, reduces itchiness and combats the growth of bacteria and fungi.
When used it will leave hair looking shiny and light and the scalp well nourished.
Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract
Christophe RobinPurifying Shampoo With Jujube Bark Extract
This shampoo produced by Christophe Robin is natural, gentle and is good for not just dandruff but for a wide variety of issues such as oiliness, flakiness and itchiness.
Jujube Bark is a natural source of saponins, which have been found to cleanse the scalp and hair and reduce itchiness by reducing the production of 5-lipoxygenase.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo
PAUL MITCHELLTea Tree Special Shampoo
This shampoo from Paul Mitchell has a minty fresh scent and cleanses the scalp leaving it moisturised and reducing flakiness.
In the formula are ingredients such as lavender, peppermint and tea tree oil which when applied to the scalp produce a tingling sensation that allows you to actually feel the formula combatting against dandruff.
Make sure to wash your hair regularly and stick to your shampoo of choice in order to see quick and long-lasting results. Brush and dry well after washing, to help maximize the results.
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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