• Dandruff is a common scalp disorder that occurs when dead skin cells cluster together and detach from the scalp, forming shedded flakes. A small amount of flaking is normal, but some people experience itching, redness, scaling, and irritation. Dandruff may fluctuate in severity, becoming worse in the winter and with stress.

  • Several factors can contribute to the onset or increase of dandruff, including age, gender, weather, and preexisting conditions.

  • Dandruff cannot be cured, but its symptoms can generally be controlled with specialized shampoos. Most people need repeated or long-term, consistent treatment. Selsun blue® helps control dandruff by relieving symptoms like flaking and itching.

  • Flakes are clumps of dead skin cells that group before shedding from the scalp. Flaking is typically associated with the overproduction of skin cells.

  • If you suffer from dandruff, you’re not alone—dandruff occurs in 15–20% of the population, generally anytime from puberty to around age 40.

  • Dandruff generally peaks around age 40, and then may improve.

  • Look for products with these key dandruff-controlling ingredients:

    • Salicylic acid: Helps remove scaly skin and decrease cell-to-cell clumping, making it ideal for dandruff relief.
    • Keratinization regulators: Substances like pyrithione zinc can help scalp cells normalize, reducing clumping and oiliness.
    • Selenium sulfide: This ingredient can help reduce cell turnover, limiting the formation of clumps.
  • Almost anyone can get dandruff, but some factors may make you more susceptible:

    • Age: Dandruff usually starts in young adulthood and continues through middle age.
    • Stress: Because stress impacts your overall health, it may make you more vulnerable to a number of conditions, including dandruff.
    • Gender: Dandruff may be worse in men.
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