You’ve noticed the signs – flakes on your child’s shoulders and scalp – and you think it might be dandruff. Here’s how to tell them
and what advice to give.
Dandruff often appears for the first time during puberty, and you might be the first one to notice that your child is suffering.
It’s likely to begin due to hormonal changes so it’s completely natural.
In fact, 50% of people across the world suffer from dandruff, from teens to senior citizens.
Having dandruff doesn’t mean that your hair or scalp is dirty
– it just means that you’re more sensitive to the oleic acid produced by a naturally occurring microbe on the scalp. Called Malassezia globosa, this microbe thrives on scalp oils, which begin to be produced at high levels during puberty.
It can be embarrassing, especially during teenage years, but luckily dandruff is very easy to get rid of.1
Just encourage your child to use Head & Shoulders every time they wash their hair.
Our zinc pyrithione (ZPT) formula is clinically proven to start getting rid of dandruff from the first wash, and gives long-lasting
protection against flakes and the associated itch.
Treating dandruff isn’t a chore – with Head & Shoulders it’s a quick, simple part of your normal routine.
From the manly scent of Old Spice to the luscious lavender scent of Nourishing Hair & Scalp Care shampoo, there’s a shampoo to suit
There’s no need to be embarrassed by dandruff. Just use Head & Shoulders regularly for beautiful, flake-free hair.1
More about when dandruff starts
1. visible flakes, with regular use