As someone who has had some level of dandruff (or seborrheic dermatitis, if you wanna get clinical) for most of my life, I am pretty seasoned in the world of anti-dandruff shampoos.
However, I was not willing to accept this until around the age of 25 when I finally buckled down and purchased my first bottle of medicated shampoo, and boy, am I glad I did.
When I was younger, I totally had an itchy scalp all the time! It was embarrassing and hella uncomfortable. But I never wanted to admit to myself (or other people who might happen upon my shower) that I was a person who could benefit from anti-dandruff shampoo. I mean, Head & Shoulders is just so Head & Shoulders...ya know?
But guess what? It fucking works.
Once I surrendered to the fact that I had an almost-chronic flaky, itchy scalp, I was able to take care of the problem once and for all.
Luckily, there are plenty of shampoos that are designed specifically for treating dandruff, and the best part is: they actually work.
A few of my fav dandruff shampoos, other than the OG, Head & Shoulders, are:
- The more serious & sophisticated Nizoral
- The simple, yet wallet-friendly Clear Shampoo
- Honeydew for Kids (good for grownups too!)
- Selsun Blue: looks like motor oil, acts like shampoo
A flaky scalp is nothing to be ashamed of, especially when there are so many bomb shampoo options for treating it. Anti-dandruff shampoo can clear up an itchy, dry scalp after a single use, and I swear it makes your hair grow faster. A healthy scalp will grow healthy hair, right?
It’s time to reclaim anti-dandruff shampoos and get down with their flake-free magic.