Let’s get to the root of the scalp situation. Factors like oily skin, washing your hair less often and emotional stress can lead to dandruff, but its exact culprit has been debated over for years. “I check all of those boxes!” Don’t start obsessively examining your scalp in the mirror yet, but that’s how easily susceptible to dandruff we are.
The experts behind CLEAR Anti-Dandruff shampoo discovered that a weakened scalp barrier with less moisture and lipids, as well as the presence of a microbe called Malassezia can lead to dandruff.
Malassezia is a fungus that grows in oil-rich areas such as the chest, face, and scalp. While scalps with dandruff tend to bear more Malassezia, the presence of Malassezia alone is not the sole cause of dandruff. In CLEAR’s clinical studies, we discovered that Malassezia exists on both dandruff-prone and dandruff-proof scalps. The difference? The condition of your scalp. A compromised scalp barrier that allows irritants produced by Malassezia to penetrate the scalp, aggravating the scalp condition and leading to the formation of dandruff.