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Dandruff causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp and in the hair. Your scalp may also feel itchy and dry.

You can treat dandruff yourself with anti-dandruff shampoo from a pharmacy or supermarket. Use it for a month to see if your dandruff gets better.

The most common cause of dandruff is a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It can also be caused by an allergic reaction to hair products.

Dandruff is a common condition where you have flaky skin on your scalp.

Page last reviewed: 23/12/2022
Next review due: 23/12/2025