Did you know that a large number of men and women think they suffer from dandruff when in fact they have dry scalp?  And we bet most of them don’t even know the difference!  Blame it on irresponsible advertising which brainwashed us to grab a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo the instance white flakes start falling off our heads.  Unfortunately, using the wrong treatment can make either of the conditions worse.

While dandruff and dry scalp may both exhibit flaking accompanied by itching scalp, there is a huge difference between them.  Read on and help identify what condition you are suffering from and how to best deal with it. Continue reading


Have you seen that shampoo commercial with a dude sporting  shiny, luscious and ultra feminine locks apparently because he used a women’s shampoo? While the satirical ad only aims to generate some laughs and is very unlikely to happen in reality, its message, that using women’s products may not give men the best results, is quite accurate.

Men’s hair is very different from women’s hair. Guys usually have thicker and coarser strands than women. The male scalp also produces more oils and sebum which makes men’s hair more greasy and their scalps more susceptible to dandruff. This means that women’s shampoo may be enough to completely cleanse girls’ manes but may be found wanting when it comes to cleaning men’s hair. Not to mention the fact that most women’s hair care products have very feminine floral scents. Continue reading