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Health Tip: Use Dandruff Shampoo Correctly

To get the best results

(HealthDay News) -- If you have a dry, flaky scalp, a dandruff shampoo used correctly can help stem those flakes.

The American Academy of Dermatology advises:

  • There are different types of dandruff shampoos with different active ingredients. Make sure you carefully read and follow the label's instructions.
  • People of Asian or Caucasian heritage should limit use of dandruff shampoo to twice weekly.
  • People of African-American ethnicity should limit use of dandruff shampoo to once weekly.
  • People with white, blond or gray hair should be careful when using dandruff shampoo that contains coal tar, which can affect hair's color.
  • Protect your scalp from the sun if you use tar shampoo, which may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
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