What to look for in an Anti-dandruff Shampoo
Yes, dandruff. We’ve all been there – suffering from an itchy, flaky scalp.
Some of you may be experiencing a lot of hair fall too and may have tried every home-remedy with no result.
There are many anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market but not all of them offers complete therapeutic benefits. You need a shampoo that provides relief from all the 5 effects of dandruff; that is: itching, flaking, scaling, hair fall and recurrence.
Considering all these, a combination of Ketoconazole 2% w/w (remember 2% w/w not 1 %) and ZPTO found to be therapeutically most efficacious.
One of the many benefits of Ketoconazole is that it kills the fungi that cause dandruff, and normalizes skin turnover. Moreover, it aids in slowing down oil production in the scalp, thus, cleaning your hair in the utmost effective manner.
ZPTO or Zinc pyrithione, on the other hand, is known for decelerating the production of yeast on the scalp, thereby, reducing dandruff!
That said, the effective combination of Ketaconazole 2% and ZPTO must be your priority for best therapeutic effects.
Some of the other ingredients found in anti-dandruff shampoos are lavender, coal tar, Salicylic Acid and tea tree oil that are natural anti-fungal agents and contain anti-microbial properties to benefit your dandruff-prone scalp.
And finally, you could also give a go to some home remedies such as aloe vera, boiled neem leaves, diluted lemon juice or cider vinegar mixed with equal amount of water.
But, note that, while home remedies are temporary solutions to rid your scalp of dandruff, the effective combination of Ketaconazole 2% and ZPTO is always your safest bet for optimum, long-term results.
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