Anti-dandruff formulas that act on the balance of the microbiome
In the formulas of natural anti-dandruff care, there therefore needs to be a combination of active ingredients with antifungal and soothing properties.
For example, the all-natural wild ginger extracts have proven to be effective as an antifungal agent. It is every bit as good as zinc pyrithione. The latter is the chemical compound traditionally used as an antifungal and antibacterial agent, and preservative, in the vast majority of dandruff treatments.
Wild ginger extract can be combined with the soothing properties of another natural ingredient, such as celery, for example. This natural extract reduces itching by preventing the production of agents that trigger the inflammatory reaction on contact with Malassezia. It helps to slow down shedding. And it strengthens the scalp barrier.
Celery extract also controls the scalp microbiome. It stabilises the scalp ecosystem by regulating the growth of some of its bacteria, which could be called " bad ", such as Malassezia.
By combining these natural active ingredients with other agents, an anti-dandruff shampoo can offer a long-lasting purifying action and thus limit the risk of recurrence. It brings cellular renewal back to a normal pace and thus makes the removal of dead cells invisible. The result is clear: the scalp is cleansed and the hair becomes soft and shiny once again.
It is only by acting over the long term that a treatment can claim the real anti-dandruff effectiveness of its active ingredients.