Dandruff is one of the most common scalp conditions and if you have it, the first thing you land up doing is buying yourself an anti-dandruff shampoo. If this has been you, you’re probably aware that there are some shampoos that could help you tackle dandruff issues, but they leave you with other issues like dryness, roughness and frizz.
So now you have other problems to deal with. So do you have to compromise on your hair quality while tackling dandruff? Not necessarily! Here’s a look at why anti-dandruff shampoos dry out your hair and how to prevent it.
Problems with anti-dandruff shampoos
- Harsh ingredients
One of the most common ingredients you will spot in anti-dandruff shampoos is menthol or mint. The cooling ingredient is believed to tackle dandruff and prevent it from returning. While it may do a great job at curbing dandruff, mint can also remove the natural oils from your hair leaving it dry and rough.
Coal tar and sulfur are also common ingredients that are added to anti-dandruff shampoos. While they may kill dandruff-causing bacteria, these ingredients can lead to allergies in some cases.
- No conditioner
The other issue with many anti-dandruff shampoos is that they are often not accompanied by a conditioner meant for someone with a dandruff problem.
How to deal with this
It’s important to choose an anti-dandruff shampoo with the right ingredients. The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo contains ZPTO (zinc pyrithione), which is known for its anti-dandruff properties as well as micro moisture serum that can help tackle dryness while nourishing your hair from root to tip.
What’s more, it comes with the Dove Dandruff Care Conditioner that has a moisture lock system, which conditions the hair and helps prevent frizz. Just apply it on the length of your hair and leave for a minute. Then, rinse off to flaunt dandruff-protected yet silky smooth hair!