Having an itchy scalp is a sign that you could be developing dandruff. It is one of the most frustrating and uncomfortable side effects of dandruff flaking and is very common – in fact 2 out of 3 people have experienced an itchy scalp.
An itchy feeling is often the scalp’s response to irritation. This can be caused by dandruff as the skin on the scalp becomes red and irritated in reaction to the dandruff-causing microbe, Malassezia globosa.
To treat an itchy scalp, you need to tackle the root cause of the irritation. In the case of dandruff, that means using an anti-dandruff shampoo to help calm the scalp and eliminate flakes.
We’ve developed our Soothing Scalp Care range to treat itching. It contains cooling extracts of mint and eucalyptus as well as the tried-and-tested anti-dandruff ingredients of Head & Shoulders so you get flake-free hair and a soothed, healthy scalp.
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