Dandruff there's a 50% chance that you'll suffer from it sometime in your life but if you already do then fear not because there are ways to combat it.

So I'm in London this week because I'm doing some work for Reckitt and Benckiser but before we begin this daily article I've received a lot of messages to write a article on dandruff which is why I'm doing it but some of them have actually been quite upsetting to read so.

I just want to say if you suffer from dandruff which a lot of people do it's not contagious, it's not because you have poor hygiene and it's a natural process so if anyone says anything to you please don't let it get to you remain positive and keep on being amazing now that's better, so dandruff is surprisingly caused by a fungus which most of us have living naturally on our skin and it causes problems for about half of the fungus is actually quite difficult to pronounce it's called Malassezia globo.. (Laughter)Malassezia globos..Malassezia globo.. it's the globosa the globosaMalassezia globosa which feeds off the natural oils on our skin and hair and it produces something called Oleic acid which always reminds me of that Nike advert.

I don't know if you remember it had Ronaldinho in ithe used to do some skills and he kept saying Ole!yeah if you do remember that advert leave a comment below and make me feel better now the Oleic acid can irritate our skin causing that itchiness and in some people it can actually set off an immune response causing a rapid turnover ofskin cells dandruff usually appears as small round white to grey patches on thescalp it's usually most severe in the winter when it's colder and mildest in thesummer background done now let's move on to treatments .

So my first tip don't add oils to your scalpit's not really gonna help and it's just a waste of your money remember what I said earlier about the Malassezia globosait feeds on the natural oils on our skin and hair so washing out these naturaloils is far more likely to help there's also an anti fungal shampoo that can helpkill those pesky fungus and it's effective for treating dandruff it's called ketoconazole shampoo and it can be purchased from any pharmacy 

Now my top tip for anyone using this shampoo is don't use it like a normal shampoo so normal shampoo you rub it in your hair smells great to wash it off but with this rub it into your scalp and leave it in there for five minutes before you wash it off that'll give it the best chance of working and as alway smake sure you read all the information that comes with it so you can learn how to use it and also to make sure that you're suitable to use it .

Now you may find that after a while the effects of the antifungal shampoo begin to wear off which is why it's important that you alternate it with different shampoos to prevent this from happening here's a quick breakdown of the different ingredients found in shampoos and what they do I think I'll be useful for you to know as you can then tailor it to your needs coal tar shampoos can slow down the skin turnover but it may discolour fair hair salicylic acid shampoos can help get rid of flakes and shampoos containing zinc or selenium canal.

So target the fungus so there's a wide range of solutions that you can try but before you do so always speak to your amazing pharmacist first so they can give you more advice and tips and to also make sure that you're suitable to use these shampoos so to summarise try these shampoos for an about a month to see if there are any improvements 

You may need to try a few different types of shampoos to see which one works best for you but if you still see no improvement then see your doctor so they can exclude any other potential skin conditions guys thanks for reading the daily article. let's go-to treatment Malassezia globosa.. no? other shampoos to prevent this from happening here's a quick da... AGHH! (Frustration)Malassezia globo... it's the globose the globose