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[MUSIC PLAYING]NARRATOR: So you know you havedandruff.You see it every day.The good news is that you canget it under control.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN:If you walk down the shampooaisle of almost any store,you'll see that there are plentyof options to help treatdandruff.Try to choose a product that hasat least oneof the following ingredients,zinc pyrithione, seleniumsulfide, sulfur, ketoconazole,or salicylic acid.Those ingredients can allbe helpful in treating dandruff.
NARRATOR: Feelfree to experimentwith different medicatedshampoos until you find one thatworks for you.And make sure you're using itcorrectly.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN: Patientsoften ask me, how often should Ishampoo my hair?You want to shampoo your hairas much as you need to, whichwill be determined by howoily your scalp or your hairgets.For a lot of people, that's oncea day.For other people whose hairtends to get oily lessfrequently, then it's moreat least once a week,but no less than that.
NARRATOR: You may besurprised to know that how youshampoo your hairis just as important as howoften.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN: Whateverproduct you use,it's important to makesure that that shampoo sitson the scalp though.It's not to treat the hair.It's to treat the scalp wherethe inflammation's going on.Leave that producton for a few minutes to actuallylet it penetrate and do the job.
NARRATOR: If you've been doingall the right things--shampooing regularly, leavingthe medicated shampooon for a few minutes--and there are no results,don't panic.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN: I oftenhear that sometimes shampoosworked for a period of time,but then they stopped working aswell.That's a common concern.What you can do is mix it up.There are plenty of options.Sometimes your scalpor your hair gets used to oneproduct.So it's a fair choice to justswitch it up and get somethinga little bit different.The other thing that you can dois see your dermatologistbecause there are alsoprescription shampoos that maybe helpful.
NARRATOR: We all like to lookproperly coiffed,but if you've got dandruff,use caution with your hairbrush.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN:When brushing your hair,make sure you take long strokesfrom the root down to the endof the hair shaft.
That will make sure that youdistribute the oil evenlyalong the hair.Also, make sure you don't brushyour hair excessively.That may actually stimulatethe oil glandsand make your dandruff worse.
NARRATOR: So remember, shampooyour hair regularlywith medicated shampoo,switch up the shampoo you useif it isn't working,use long strokes to brushyour hair, and avoid brushingtoo frequently.
CHYNNA STEELE-GRIFFIN:And if all of that fails,remember to see a dermatologistwho can help controlyour dandruff.