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How to Get Rid of Dandruff and Do It Quick

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Dandruff isn’t contagious and it isn’t caused by poor hygiene. It's not all that serious, so we'll take a look at how to get rid of flakes in hair – and when you might want to see a doctor about it.

How to get rid of dandruff, fast

Our skin is as unique as our fingerprints, so not all ways to get rid of dandruff would work for everyone. If you try a product for at least 28 days (a full skin cycle), you'll have a better idea if it's right for you.

Use anti-dandruff shampoo

Anti-dandruff shampoos contain ingredients that help fight the fungus that causes dandruff. They also contain mild cleansers to remove excess oil and dirt from your scalp.

Don't scratch

The fungus feeds on dead skin cells, so if you're scratching all the time, you'll be giving it more food than ever before.

Exfoliate your scalp

Scalp exfoliation is a quick and painless way to fight dandruff. When you exfoliate, you're removing the dead skin cells that clog up your pores and lead to dandruff.

Use scalp scrubs

Scalp scrubs are one of the most popular natural remedies for dandruff. Just don't overdo it. Once a week is enough.

Avoid sharing combs or brushes

In this case, sharing is not caring! If you have more than one person in your household with dandruff, buy separate combs and brushes as well as a shampoo for each person.

Minimise stress levels

Chill. Stress can trigger dandruff because it causes your body to produce more oil. This can cause the skin on your scalp to be moist and flaky, which is perfect for dandruff-causing bacteria.

Have a flake-free scalp in no time

The best and fastest way to get rid of dandruff is to choose care products according to your hair type. Take our quiz and find out which hair products are best for you!


Take our quiz to get a free scientific debrief of your hair type and personalized list of products.

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