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DandruffWhat causes it: Dandruff is caused by a reaction to the fungus malassezia globosa (which is actually on everyone's scalp, but only about 50 percent of the population reacts to it). The reaction can cause redness, itching, flakes and oiliness.
How to treat it: Using a shampoo and conditioner with pyrithione zinc will fight the fungus and help with your symptoms. Trygstad says that when using a conditioner with these ingredients, it's important to get the product into the scalp for maximum benefit. Also, only use dandruff shampoo in conjunction with a conditioner that also contains pyrithione zinc or skip conditioner completely. Regular conditioner can strip away the active ingredient in dandruff shampoo. (One to try: Head & Shoulders Classic Clean 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, $11.90.)
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