If you experience dandruff, don’t worry, you are not alone. According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, an estimated 50% of North Americans have it. It may be surprising to know that there are two types of dandruff: adherent (oily) and non-adherent (dry)dandruff. Non-adherent dandruff is the flakes that fall onto our shoulders and adherent dandruff is the squamae (the clumps of skin cells visible to the naked eye) that remain stuck on the scalp and are often accompanied by itchiness and redness.
Dandruff is a condition that can affect all hair types (though it tends to develop on those with oily scalps), so if you notice flaking on your scalp, you’ll need to use one of the best dandruff shampoos to wash them away and treat the fungus. Enter Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair and Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo For Normal To Oily Hair. More than a shampoo, this dandruff treatment harnesses active ingredients such as 1% selenium sulfide (which lowers the levels of Malassezia on the scalp to reduce inflammation) and 1% salicylic acid. Exfoliating properties have been associated with salicylic acid, which help to wash flakes away. The fungus that causes flakes can recolonize quickly, so it’s imperative to follow instructions. When you first start using this product, shampoo three times per week for four weeks, known as the treatment phase. After that, it’s recommended to continue using Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Normal to Dry Hair or Vichy Dercos Anti-dandruff Shampoo For Normal To Oily Hair once per week during what’s called “the maintenance phase.” In addition, as a daily routine shampoo, wash with Vichy Dercos Mineral Soft Shampoo which fortifies the scalp and stimulates hair to protect from damage.