Dandruff is a beauty problem that has said to affect up to 50% of the population. It is a condition that is often looked at as unhealthy or ‘dirty’. When in fact that could not be less true. Our skin is forever renewing itself, it automatically sheds a layer of skin to make room for a new layer (somewhat gross). A person who is affected by dandruff simply has skin that sheds a lot faster than the average person. As this skin in shedding in our hair it ends up being noticeable. Most mild cases of dandruff do not require medical treatment, just a good anti dandruff shampoo. I myself am a sufferer of dandruff (about 6 months ago it appeared out of nowhere, so it’s not something you might always have) so I have been trying and testing a number of different shampoos to find ‘The Best Anti-Dandruff Shampoo‘. Here are the results of my at home testing.
Kerastase Paris: The most expensive anti dandruff shampoo I tried but it did deliver great results. It uses Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliates the scalp, which is a well known anti dandruff treatment Pityrosporum Ovalae (big words!) helps to not only eliminate the dandruff but keep it away!
Australian Tea Tree Organic: I always like to include an organic option in ‘beauty spot’, and this is a killer, literally! Australian tea tree oil is a great antiseptic and is exactly is what dandruff needs to keep it away. The only downside to this treatment is the smell (tea tree isn’t so pleasant). Follow with a sweet smelling conditioner for the best results.
Garnier Fructis: The economic value of the Garnier Anti-dandruff shampoo defiantly takes the cake. Not only does it get rid of dandruff after one wash but it helps strengthen the hair and gives it a gorgeous shine! At the recommended retail of about $6 it’s great value for money (which as a student is SO important to me). I initially bought this shampoo as the packaging is exactly the same as all the other Fructis products (I hate bottles that scream “YES I have dandruff).
Try a few out for yourself before you make a committed decision. I’m currently rotating a few different ones including the ones above. Hope this helps beautiful friends!