Dandruff is a common hair problem, and it affects more than half of the population. It’s neither life-threatening nor contagious, but it can cause great discomfort and embarrassment especially when coupled with an itchy scalp. Don’t worry, though, because dandruff can be treated and prevented. In fact, you don’t need complicated methods to keep your scalp free from these pesky white flakes. Today, we let you in on some male scalp secrets that can help you create an effective dandruff prevention routine.
1. Don’t use your girlfriend’s shampoo.
Most guys are guilty of just using their better half’s choice of shampoo. She obviously knows best… right? The truth is that male scalps are greasier than female ones and need specialized hair care to deal with their own set of hair and scalp issues. For effective dandruff prevention, use shampoos for men that are engineered to perform better* on male scalps, so stop using her stuff and take your scalp’s health into your own hands.
Editor’s tip: If you really must share a bottle of shampoo, we recommend CLEAR Ice Cool Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. This unisex shampoo has Nutrium 10 that can help activate the natural protective layer of men’s and women’s scalp.
2. Scalp care means skin care.
So, you wash and exfoliate your face religiously. What about your scalp? The patch on your head is an extension of your face. This means that your scalp has similar issues. Of course, you can’t just slap on a face mask—different steps are needed to care for your scalp. If you deal with recurrent dandruff, switch to an anti-dandruff shampoo that matches your scalp type so it can effectively solve your hair and scalp problem.
Editor’s tip: Got greasy scalp? Get rid of excess oils while upping your natural defense against dandruff by using CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. It even has a minty flavor that can help keep your scalp cool and fresh!
3. Pack on the protein.
Hair is composed of up to 95% protein, so not having enough of it may cause hair problems. There are, of course, yummy options to get your dose of protein—beef, chicken, eggs and even soy (for the vegetarians!) all help to maintain your hair and scalp’s strength by providing nourishment. Next time you have a chicken leg in hand, remember its ability to make your hair look amazing and take each bite with greater glee.
4. Double the lather.
Have a bit of extra time in the shower? A super simple yet unrecognized hack to scalp care is to lather it twice in the shower: the first to get rid of excess oils and flakes, and the second to further freshen the scalp by letting more essential nutrients work on it. The result? Scalp that’s impeccably clean and hair that is soft and nourished at the same time.
Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men to effectively remove dirt, oil, and residue from your hairstyling products. This shampoo has activated charcoal to give your scalp the deep cleaning action that it needs. It also helps active your scalp’s natural protective layer to help with dandruff prevention.
With these simple dandruff prevention tips, you’ll no longer have to worry about dandruff ruining your look. You can rock any hairstyle with a healthy scalp to start with.
*vs. female shampoo
Next read: You can also minimize and prevent the recurrence of dandruff the natural way. Check out these natural dandruff remedies that you can make from ingredients you might already have at home.