Unsightly and unpleasant (since it's often associated with itching), dandruff is a rather frequent
hair problem that affects one out of three people. What is dandruff and how can it be treated?
Dandruff is the highly visible product of abnormal cellular replacement on the scalp. In the case
of dry dandruff, it's a small, light, dry scale with a very fine film that detaches by itself. Or, it's
sometimes takes the form of large, greasy, thicker scales that adhere to the scalp, which is known
as greasy dandruff. Its seriousness may vary with the surrounding environment and with changes
in the person's physiological condition. It is especially aggravated by stress, which affects body
processes such as digestion. In both types of dandruff, the scalp is easily irritated, and there are
countless small points of inflammation that alter intercellular contact and affect the normal cycle
of cellular replacement.
Clinical Derm Treatment Anti-dandruff consists of a shampoo and a lotion that contain zinc
pyrithione, sulfur and alpha-hydroxy fruit acids (malic, tartaric and glycolic). These ingredients
eliminate dead cells and combat the excessive growth of microorganisms (Malassezia). This
special combination exerts a keratoregulatory and antimycotic action.
Shampoo: differentiated formulas
- Calendula and Yarrow are the nutritive, moisturizing, active ingredients in the dry Dandruff
- Ivy, Horsetail and Sage are the oil reducing agents in the greasy Dandruff shampoo.