Lets talk DANDRUFF... In addition to a genetic disposition, flaky scalp often occurs as a result of various types of dermatitis. True dandruff is thought to occur as a result of sensitivity to a yeast called Malassezia Furfur that naturally exists on the scalp. This sensitivity can lead to the growth of extra skin cells that collect and flake off. Since Malassezia feed off the sebum produced by the sebaceous glands of the scalp, regular shampooing will assist in controlling the population of Malassezia whilst removing the debris and flakes. Doctors will often recommend daily shampooing which alas, is not all that practical with dreads but aiming for shampooing a few times a week is a good idea. Of course, each persons scalp will react differently and have different needs so find your sweet spot when it comes to how regularly you should shampoo.
Dread Empire's Anti Dandruff Shampoo is infused with Tea Tree, Cedarwood and Rosemary oils - all of which possess anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It is our most popular shampoo and we regularly receive positive feedback attributing it to improving dandruff and itchy scalps. The Lemon Myrtle Shampoo Bar is another option. Again, this one offers strong anti-germicidal benefits with the added bonus of being eco friendly due to no plastic in the packaging. And finally, Botanical Serum offers excellent re-hydration of the scalp and Neem, Lemon Myrtle, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Peppermint are all well known for their powerful anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. These oils have often been utilised to treat dandruff over the centuries.