How to Defeat Dandruff

It’s a hair concern that people don’t really want to talk about, but it affects millions of Americans. That itchy, flaky scalp situation, dandruff. But there’s no need to worry. There are a few easy, common-sense ways you can limit dandruff.


Keep it cool

Try to avoid using hot water when you shower or wash your hair. Also, if you use hot hair styling tools, keep them away from your scalp. All this heat can dry out your scalp.


Product is for hair

Well, duh. But getting styling products onto your scalp can also dry it out. Avoid putting product at or near the roots of your hair.


Get zinc

Shampoos that contain Pyrithione Zinc can help soothe the itchiness, irritation, and flaking caused by dandruff. Try Biolage Scalpsync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or Biolage Normalizing Shampoo.

Tea Tree, too

Tea tree oil has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of skin conditions, and can help clear up mild to moderate dandruff. Using a product like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo can help remove flaky build-up at the scalp.


If you have concerns about dandruff, visit your local Supercuts. Your stylist will be happy to answer any questions and to point you in the right direction when it comes to your hair routines or product picks.

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