The anti-dandruff shampoo you need in your summer haircare kit

We get to the root of the dandruff dilemma and explore how to keep symptoms at bay.

The summer season is all about beach days, picnics and sunshine.

But while we often focus on looking after our hair, we forget to look after our scalp.

Dandruff is the flaky foe that, if left unchecked, can put a serious dampener on your summer hair vibes.

What exactly is dandruff?

Dandruff is the term used to describe the simple scaling of the skin on your scalp.

Research suggests dandruff could be the result of an imbalance of the scalp microbiome. This causes our skin to shed more skin cells – otherwise known as dandruff.

It’s a common condition, estimated to affect about 50 per cent of the population at some point.

If you’ve been a sufferer, you know how emotionally distressing it can be.

Those dreaded white flakes are often accompanied by a sensitive and irritated scalp, which can often affect our confidence, reducing our fun and impacting our quality of life.

And it’s not just a seasonal annoyance; this chronic condition can rear its head at any time.

Why does dandruff keep coming back?

Dandruff has a knack for making repeat appearances if it’s not treated regularly.

An overgrowth of yeast on the scalp, underlying skin conditions and sensitivity to certain products are all reasons dandruff can keep reoccurring.

How do I treat dandruff?

Selenium disulphide and salicylic acid are two scientifically proven anti-dandruff ingredients.

Selenium disulphide is an active ingredient that rebalances the microbiome on the scalp and helps to relieve itching and flaking, while Salicylic acid is a chemical exfoliant that gently removes flakes from the scalp.

DERCOS has combined these two powerhouses together to treat dandruff at its core, providing six weeks of anti-dandruff relapse1.

Can I find this dynamic duo in one product?

DERCOS Anti-dandruff Shampoo features both these dermatologically proven ingredients and is scientifically proven to eliminate up to 100 per cent visible dandruff from first use2 and re-balances the scalp microbiome after four weeks of use3.

Recommended by dermatologists, the DERCOS range provides effective, yet gentle, anti-dandruff solutions that are free from sulphates, parabens and colourants.

Will it smell like anti-dandruff shampoo?

Great news – you won’t have to deal with the unpleasant odours and stigma that often come with medicated dandruff treatments.

This dandruff-fighting duo is not only effective but smells great, and is gentle on hair; a win-win for your hair and confidence.

Simply use the shampoo three times a week for four weeks to manage the symptoms of dandruff.

Once you’ve achieved the desired effect, maintain your lustrous flake-free locks by using the shampoo just once a week.

And say goodbye to flakes and hello to carefree, sunny days!

This article is brought to you by DERCOS Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, available exclusively at Chemist Warehouse.

1Cosmeto clinical study on 45 subjects after 4 weeks of use and 6 weeks of remanence
2Consumer test on 262 subjects after 2 weeks of regular use
3Cosmeto-clinical study, 56 subjects with 3 applications a week for 4 weeks