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It’s a common misconception that dandruff is caused exclusively by dry skin. More often than not the opposite is true. Natural oils are produced on the scalp to help hydrate the skin and keep hair healthy. However, it can also be the very cause of your dandruff trouble. A happy scalp is all about balance.

An overproduction of natural oils (or sebum) on the scalp could be the culprit. Scientists have discovered that the otherwise harmless scalp fungus, malassezia, feeds on sebum. The more sebum (oil) on your scalp the faster malassezia reproduces. This unbalance of malassezia is one of the most common causes of dandruff and leads to flaking, itching and irritation.

Research has shown that oily hair and scalp can even lead to hair loss. Itching and massaging the scalp is common with cases of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Every time you reach up and scratch your head to satisfy an itch you are damaging your scalp and breaking hair follicles. Over time this can lead to thinning hair and even significant hair loss. Let us help you!

Oily Dandruff Treatment


The first step is to find the right shampoo for your scalp. Once you’ve found a shampoo that works for you use it regularly. But remember, don’t overdo it; it’s all about balance. It’s also a good habit to rotate your shampoos. Sound overwhelming? Check out the Denorex Kit; your one-stop-shop to a rotating shampoo regimen.

Shampoo for Oily Hair


We suggest the dermatologists recommended Therapeutic Denorex® Maximum Itch for oily hair. Therapeutic Denorex has a dual action formula combining coal tar (inhibiting the over-production of skin cells) and menthol (which soothes itch and prevents scratching). We’ve dubbed it “Mentar”. Exclusive Mentar® technology is a proprietary, anti-dandruff formula used exclusively in Denorex Therapeutic Maximum Itch Shampoo.