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How should I use dandruff shampoos?

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How often you should use dandruff shampoo varies from daily to a couple of times a week. Check the directions on the bottle.

When shampooing your hair, rub the shampoo into your scalp well. Leave the shampoo on your head for 5 minutes, or as directed, before you rinse.

Rinse thoroughly. Any leftover shampoo may irritate your skin.

Once your dandruff is under control, you may be able to use the dandruff shampoo less frequently.

From: Dandruff Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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San Francisco State University Student Health Service: "Dandruff (Seborrhea)."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

San Francisco State University Student Health Service: "Dandruff (Seborrhea)."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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