If your scalp is looking a little red, it could be dandruff. Find out why your scalp might be irritated and red with our handyguide.
A red scalp is typically a sign of irritation. When the body responds to irritation, it can send more blood to the surface of the skinin order to deal with the irritant.
But identifying the irritant isn’t easy. A red scalp could be caused by a number of things, including:
Dandruff and a red scalp
Dandruff is one of the most common causes of redness.
It happens as the body responds to the presence of Malassezia globosa – a naturally-occurring microbe oneveryone’s scalp.
50% of the world’s population is sensitive to Malassezia, causing irritation, redness and dandruff.
Dandruff can cause itching, and as you scratch you can damage the scalp even further – causing it to become moreirritated.
How to treat a red scalp
To treat a red scalp, you need to start with the root cause – in many cases, that’s dandruff.
So choose a shampoo that’s been designed to help get rid of dandruff. Our anti-dandruff shampoos are not only clinically proven to help get rid of dandruff, but also help reduce scalp redness1.
Their pH-balanced formulas are gentle enough to use every day to prevent dandruff, so you can keep fighting the source of theirritation and redness.
Try our shampoos that are specially designed to leave you feeling soothed and refreshed, like Cool Menthol Shampoo, which helps to tackle itch caused by dandruff and leaves you feeling soothed and refreshed.
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