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What causes dandruff?

What Causes Dandruff?

Get to the root of your dandruff problem.

You may be ashamed of your dandruff, but truth is, it affects almost half of the world’s population. Whether it’s your grandma, your crush, or even your idols, the dry and white flakes that come up in your hair and scalp can afflict just about anyone. Factors like stress, dry scalp and fungus can contribute to dandruff. Discover its causes before you find the best way to beat it.


Got a dry scalp? You might have one of the most common culprits of dandruff. Scalp is skin and just like how skin flakes when it is dry, when scalp is dry, it is prone to dandruff.

You may notice your dandruff flakes to be smaller and less oily - take a closer look the next time you spot them on your shirt.

What causes dandruff? - Dry Scalp
What causes dandruff? - Dry Scalp

Luckily, these are easy to bust with a good anti-dandruff shampoo. CLEAR Dry Scalp and Itch Control with lavender extract, which helps nourish and hydrate dry scalps. Remember to wash regularly and massage the shampoo in nicely before rinsing well. Before you know it, your scalp will be replenished and free of pesky dandruff*.


Fungus? Don’t get grossed out yet - Malassezia, a yeast-like scalp fungus, is present even in healthy scalps. It is only when the protective layer becomes weakened that irritants produced by Malassezia are able to penetrate through it, causing scalp inflammation and leading to dandruff.

Malassezia can’t be removed completely, but restoring your scalp’s protective barrier and boosting its natural defense power is a big step towards combating the fungus. A good shampoo like CLEAR Anti-Dandruff works to enhance that protective barrier and enable your scalp’s fighting power with Bio-Booster, keeping the irritants out and ending recurring dandruff concern*. Lather it every day and your scalp and locks will soon be clean and clear.

What causes dandruff? - Scalp Fungus

Knowing the truths behind your scalp’s invaders is the best way to bust the problem and get back into your groove. And with the best dandruff shampoo, you'll have the dandruff problem behind you and bounce back with confidence.

*no visible flakes with regular use