How to Kick Dandruff to the Curb

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How to Kick Dandruff to the Curb Aired January 05, 2018

Dandruff is not only an issue that so many people deal with —

It's an issue that's incredibly misunderstood!

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As our guest, Dr. Sandra Lee (a.k.a. dermatologist and YouTube star Dr. Pimple Popper) explains, "There are two main mistakes that people make. One is that they think that they wash their hair less and that their dandruff will get better, but that is really not the case. [Dandruff] is not due to dry skin, it's due to the accumulation of this greasy, kind of yellowish scale on your scalp."

Solution? "If you wash your hair more often, you will have less dandruff."

Well, that certainly makes sense!

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As for the second common problem, Dr. Lee says, "There are great over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, but people don't use them right! They think they're using them to wash their hair, but no. They're using them to wash their scalp!"

To do that, Dr. Lee says you squeeze out the shampoo right on your scalp. Let it sit for about 5 minutes — you can put it on even before you get in the shower, she says — and then wash the rest of your hair with your regular shampoo.

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