March 25, 2008

OTC Medication for Getting Rid of Dandruff

Posted in Category : Massage Therapy, Natural Cures

So, you suddenly notice that you have white flaky particles on your dark colored clothing. What could this be? More often than not, this is dandruff and you need to deal with it right away before it gets out of hand. Luckily for most people, dandruff can be taken care of by using common shampoos that are available at almost any store. Here is a look at some of the most popular and effective dandruff treatments.

Look at the ingredients:

Before you purchase an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo, you will want to look at the ingredients. Mild cases of dandruff can often be taken care of by using popular over-the-counter treatments such as Head and Shoulders or Neutrogena shampoo that is specifically geared for dandruff. Dandruff shampoos often contain ingredients that will help improve the dry flaky skin. These ingredients include salicylic acid, coal tar, selenium sulfide and even sulfur. When shopping for a medicated dandruff shampoo look on the back and see if it contains one or more of these ingredients. If so, you know that the FDA has approved this shampoo and that it can help you take care of your dandruff problem.

There are many brands of over-the-counter dandruff shampoos that you can purchase. Some will be more expensive than others and some will work for treating mild cases of dandruff, while others will help you cure more serious cases. Head and Shoulders is a popular brand that is inexpensive and easy to find. In addition, many stores carry their own store brand of dandruff shampoo that is similar to Head and Shoulders. Just read the ingredients to make sure it has the right chemicals. T-Gel made by Neutrogena, Sauve, Nizoral, Selsum Blue and Denorex are all popular choices for dandruff treatment. Most of the time, you’ll need to wash your hair using these shampoos several times before you see a difference.