What strength dandruff shampoo do I need?

Whilst the appearance of dandruff flakes can be a nuisance, most cases of dandruff are harmless enough to be treated at home. Generally speaking, the strength of shampoo you require depends on the type of dandruff symptoms you’re experiencing and only severe dandruff requires medical strength shampoo. Here’s a rundown of which strength shampoos to use for your scalp. 


The key to treating a dry scalp is to get hydration and restore the scalp’s natural moisture. An anti-dandruff shampoo like CLEAR Intense Hydration can not only replenish the scalp’s moisture levels, but also keep the scalp clear and free of dry skin flakes. 


Men generate 50% more sebum on their scalps than women do, and are more prone to developing oily scalps, dandruff and greasy hair. The best anti-dandruff shampoo for men with oily scalps1 is CLEAR Deep Clean. When used regularly it removes grease and excess sebum from the scalp and pores, leaving it feeling refreshed and clean. 

Due to the way sebum moves up the hair shaft, women with curly hair are also more prone to oily scalps than women with straight or fine hair. Women with oily scalps should use CLEAR Oil Control Balance, an expert anti-dandruff shampoo that helps remove excess sebum and restores the scalp’s natural balance of oils. 


To take care of an itchy feeling scalp2, you need CLEAR Itch Relief Shampoo, an expert anti-dandruff shampoo. With continued use CLEAR Itch Relief Shampoo not only nourishes your scalp but also soothes it and helps relieve itchy feeling and irritation associated with dandruff. 

1 Within CLEAR brand

2 Associated with dandruff