What is effective against dandruff?

Or: How can I find the right anti-dandruff shampoo?

This is a question asked by millions of men who suffer from dandruff. On the one hand, because dandruff is a cosmetic problem that outsiders often wrongly attribute to a lack of personal hygiene, while on the other hand, dandruff is generally caused by scalp problems that result in actual symptoms. Choosing the right anti-dandruff shampoo therefore depends on the respective cause.

What is the cause of dandruff?

There are a number of causes of dandruff. Fungi, yeast and bacteria roam around on your scalp. Normally, this does not pose a risk – if the scalp is in a state of natural balance, there will not be any symptoms. However, if there is an imbalance, scalp problems such as irritation and even dandruff quickly arise. You can find extensive information on dandruff here.

The right shampoo for oily dandruff

Alpecin Dandruff Killer Shampoo, specially developed for the most diverse requirements, combines four of the best active ingredients against dandruff in one formula. The shampoo takes effective action against fungi, yeast and bacteria, prevents dandruff from forming and restores the scalp's natural balance. It simultaneously helps to remove existing dandruff by smoothing the scalp surface and counteracting the new formation of dandruff in an anti-microbial manner.

The right shampoo for dry dandruff

If dandruff occurs at the same time as scalp discomfort, such as a dry or sensitive scalp, we recommend using a shampoo with a particularly mild cleansing formula, e.g. Alpecin Hybrid Caffeine Shampoo or Alpecin Hypo-Sensitive Shampoo.