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Rid yourself of those dreaded white flakes with these failproof products

23 July 2018
Rid yourself of those dreaded white flakes with these failproof products
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Dandruff is a persistent menace. That one constant uninvited guest that keeps coming back. It’s a common issue that has nothing to do with hygiene, so don’t worry – it’s not your fault. Dandruff can have many causes, from cold weather to having naturally dry skin or even a skin condition. The secret ingredient to combat dandruff is its biggest enemy: pyrithione zinc. Here is our pick of products packed with this ingredient to help you keep those little white monsters away.

Don’t use too many products at once

Product buildup during styling clogs pores with oils and residue, resulting in excess dead skin cells. Once the skin starts shedding, these skin cells, dandruff flakes are what’s left behind. Thankfully L’Oréal Professionnel’s Instant Clear Pure Shampoo has your back – or rather your hair. It deep cleanses your precious crown of all the styling product buildup that can cause dandruff, leaving you will beautifully clean, shiny hair.

Prepare your hair for winter

Cold weather equals dry hair. You can’t get around the science, but you can make your hair battle-ready for the long months of cold. Kérastase Bain Anti-Pelliculaire is your miracle in a bottle, keeping dandruff at bay for up to eight weeks. Perfect for getting your hair through those cold days.

Ease up on heat styling

Heat tools leave your hair and scalp thirsty. We’re not asking you to go without your thermal tools – the secret weapon for many a fabulous ‘do – but there are some things you can do to prevent drying the hair and scalp. In conjunction with lowering temperatures and keeping heat away from your scalp, use Matrix Scalpsync Cooling Mint Shampoo. It cools your scalp to lessen irritation and dandruff, rescuing your hair from the water-starved state your thermal tools left it in.

Prep your scalp for treatments

Whether you’re relaxing or colouring your hair, use Mizani Scalp Care Pre-Treatment before to prep your scalp. Not only will it help remove dead skin cells loosened by the treatment, it also helps your hair absorb pyrithione zinc.

If dandruff is affecting your social life and never seems to improve, visit a hair professional. They have the necessary knowledge for a solution tailored to your specific needs.

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