Ingredients to look for in an anti-dandruff shampoo

Different scalp and hair types are better suited to different kinds of treatments and in order to find the best anti-dandruff shampoo for you, you need to take a closer look at the ingredients and what they do.

If you’re having trouble choosing the right shampoo then our tutorial is here to help, just read on to find out which ingredients to look out for in an anti-dandruff shampoo…


Dandruff is a skin condition that affects around half of the world’s population. The most obvious signs of dandruff are white or grey colored flakes that appear on the scalp and hair. These flakes are old skin cells that have been shed at a faster rate.

The exact cause of dandruff is still unknown, but it has been linked to the presence of a microbe called malassezia which feeds on the scalp’s natural oils. When the scalp’s protective barrier becomes weakened, irritants produced by malassezia cause it to shed more skin cells than usual.


If you’ve got a case of dandruff then the most effective treatment is an expert anti-dandruff shampoo that contains lots of nutrients and provides all-around treatment of dandruff symptoms.

A great shampoo to use is CLEAR Complete Care , which comes with a healthy blend of ten nutrients and nourishing ingredients, including the anti-dandruff agent ZnPTO that cleans the scalp and hair from root to tip and provide long lasting protection against dandruff.


Dermatological research has revealed that men’s scalps have a weaker protective barrier that leaves them more prone to the conditions of dandruff and itchiness. Men also produce up to 50% more sebum than women do, which means that male scalps are likelier to develop excess oils that can lead to a greasy scalp and hair.

CLEAR recognize that male scalps are more prone to dandruff and have customized the CLEAR Men range with Climbazole. Climbazole is an ingredient that not only stops dandruff at its source but helps support the production of proteins on the scalp’s outer layer and helps to build a stronger scalp barrier by strengthening the skin cells. Climbazole is also adept at tackling the buildup of malassezia on the scalp and eliminating the symptoms of dandruff with continued use.


One of the symptoms of dandruff is a scalp that feels itchy and uncomfortable. This is often brought about when an overgrowth of yeast causes the scalp to become inflamed and flakey and these symptoms can get worse with infrequent washing.

Lavender has natural properties that can ease dryness and itchiness on the skin, making it an important ingredient to look out for in your anti-dandruff shampoo if you’re dealing with an itchy scalp.

Containing Lavender Extract and other anti-dandruff actives, CLEAR Itch Relief is made with a special itch relief formula that provides fast-acting relief from the dryness, itching and irritation associated with dandruff. Not only does it keep your scalp clear and dandruff free, it also provides the hydration your scalp needs to return to its regular itch free self.


A key ingredient to treating more mild outbreaks of dandruff is charcoal, which works as a detoxifying agent and helps clear affected areas of the skin. Containing detoxifying Activated Charcoal and cooling Menthol, CLEAR Deep Clean Shampoo  is specially formulated to deeply cleanse the scalp and leaving it feeling and smelling minty fresh.

Now that you know which ingredients to look out for in your anti-dandruff shampoo, you’ll be able to choose a shampoo that fits your needs perfectly and helps you on your way to having a clean and clear scalp and hair.