The One Mistake You Should Never Make With Shampoo and Conditioner

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
April 2, 2016 Updated: April 3, 2016

One of every two people will suffer from dandruff at some point in their lives, according to health agencies.

So it’s a common condition—but it can still cause embarrassment.

It can be combated with anti-dandruff shampoo, but a New York-based dermatologist has revealed where most people go wrong.

That special shampoo is fine, but if you’re using it you shouldn’t follow up with regular conditioner. 

“Unilever has done studies on this, and they found that when people use dandruff shampoo, specifically ones with zinc pyrithione, and they use a beauty conditioner afterwards they can rinse away up to 50 per cent of the flake-fighting effects of the medicated shampoo,” Francesca Fusco, the dermatologist, told Women’s Health.

Instead, use a medicated conditioner with the anti-dandruff shampoo.

She recommends CLEAR Complete Care Nourishing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo paired with the CLEAR Anti-Dandruff Conditioner. 

David Bank, director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery also noted that in contrast to the regular advice not to shampoo your hair every day, those with dandruff should. 

He added: “If you do not shampoo enough, it will only make your dandruff worse because it causes more oil and dead skin cells to accumulate on your scalp and more yeast.”