How to Get Rid of Dandruff: A Guide from Kérastase

From what causes dandruff to the anti-dandruff shampoo to know, Kérastase reveals all you need to know for flake-free hair.
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Got an itchy, flaky scalp? Chances are you have dandruff, which is a surprisingly common issue. Whilst it’s annoying, the scalp condition is relatively easy to treat and get under control. The key to banishing those flakes is to understand what dandruff is, what causes it and the products you need - notably an anti-dandruff shampoo - that will keep those flakes at bay. Below, Kérastase reveals everything you need to know about dandruff and how to ditch those flakes once and for all.
What Causes Dandruff?
As with most skin conditions, there are various triggers that can cause dandruff to flare up.
  • A yeastlike fungus (malassezia globosa) that feeds on oils on the scalps of most adults. During this process, it produces oleic acid which can irritate the skin and set off an immune response that causes a rapid skin cell turnover and, you guessed it, dandruff flakes.
  • If you are susceptible to skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, then you will probably have noticed dandruff too.
  • Dermatitis (a general term for skin irritation) that is sometimes caused by products can also lead to dandruff.
  • Stress can cause dandruff to worsen.
  • Cold weather can trigger a dandruff flare-up.
  • Whilst dandruff isn’t caused by poor hygiene, if you don’t shampoo your hair enough the flakes can build-up.
  • It’s also thought that external aggressors like pollution can also exacerbate dandruff.
How to Get Rid of Dandruff?
The most efficient way to keep those flakes at bay is with a dedicated anti dandruff hair care routine. Kérastase Anti-Dandruff Program, P6,200, has a 2-step at-home routine that zeros in on dandruff, eliminates it and prevents a relapse for up to 8 weeks.
Kérastase Spécifique Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Start with an anti-dandruff shampoo like Kérastase Spécifique Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, P1,750, that acts on two types of dandruff: dry and oily flakes. Cleansing the hair and focusing on the scalp helps to remove impurities, while the anti-relapse action. The dandruff shampoo contains zinc pyrithione and an active antibacterial ingredient that targets and eliminates microorganisms responsible for dandruff. The addition of salicylic acid, with its exfoliating action, deeply cleanses the scalp.
Clean scalp
Spécifique Cure Anti-Dandruff Treatment, P4,450, is an intensive dandruff remedy that works to remove oily and dry dandruff flakes. A 4-week treatment, it contains Octopirox 2500 PPM, that reduces the appearance of dandruff whilst purifying the scalp. Rhamnose, a vegetable sugar, stimulates the fibroblasts in the skin to improve suppleness, while Complexe AOX protects against oxidative stress.
Simply apply 3 times a week for 4 weeks to dry or towel-dried hair and work into the scalp section by section. Visible flakes will be reduced for up to 4 weeks after the treatment ends.
Don’t let those flakes bother you anymore, and start your anti-dandruff program today. Got questions in mind? Consult our experts for free.  

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