If you suffer from dry, itchy or flakey scalp, chances are you’ve tried the most popular fix: dandruff shampoo. Dandruff can be caused by fungus overgrowth, bacteria, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or simple dryness. But do the popular dandruff shampoos on the market really address these problems?

Like many hair care products, dandruff shampoo contains loads of chemicals, many of which are proven causes of cancer. The main, active ingredient that prevents the cell division of bacteria and fungus is zinc pyrithione, a chemical compound. However, many of the products advertised as “dandruff shampoos” contain less than 1% zinc pyrithione in the entire bottle. Not only that, but these products only address the symptoms, slowing down the processes of bacteria and fungus, but not killing them. With over twenty chemical ingredients per bottle, are you better off to avoid dandruff shampoos altogether?

In this episode of Combusted, Faith addresses the common causes of dandruff and the healthy, organic ways to prevent them—not just treat the symptoms. Find out whether popular dandruff shampoos are all they’re hyped up to be or if they’re Combusted!

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