October 05, 2011 14:45 ET

Dandruff Treatments for a Healthy Scalp: "" Presents Help for Common Scalp Conditions

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - An itchy, irritated and flaky scalp is more than just annoying -- it can be an embarrassment on a daily basis for many people. But buying just any dandruff shampoo from a drugstore might not cut it.'s latest article, "Products for Dandruff: Soothing that Itchy Scalp," gives an in-depth look at how to identify dandruff symptoms and treat them successfully.

One way to deal with an itchy scalp is by frequently cleansing with a mild shampoo to remove dead skin cells and oil build-up, on a daily basis. In fact, not washing often enough is one reason that these flakes build up on the neck and shoulders. But the difficulty here is that over-washing will only lead to more irritation, so what kind of daily shampoo will cleanse thoroughly without stripping the skin's natural oils?

Contact dermatitis is a common condition that can also leave the scalp flaky and irritated, much like dandruff. It happens when ingredients in cleansing or styling products irritate the scalp. Switching products sounds easy enough at first, but which products should be replaced and how is it possible to find out which ingredients are causing the problem?

Dandruff products are not one-size-fits-all, and using the wrong product can actually make things worse. Over-the-counter products can do wonders for helping with dandruff, but with all the active ingredients on the market, it's hard to know where to start. Zinc, tar, salicylic acid... how does each of these ingredients work to clear dandruff?

Find answers to all these questions and much more on dandruff and other scalp conditions, including identifying how dandruff differs from one person to the next and when to see a doctor, at consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

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