12.12: Enjoy 15% Off Storewide*. Use code PHS1212
ec Exclusive: Buy ADV Elixir 30ml free 10ml! GET IT NOW
Shop today and get 26% off! T&Cs apply. SHOP NOW
Spend $200 And More To Get Free Volumising Brush (Worth $24.90)SHOP NOW
Spend $200 And More To Get Free Volumising Brush (Worth $24.90) BUY NOW

Different Types of Dandruff and How to Treat Them


Dealing with dandruff is difficult. It starts with flaking and, if left untreated, triggers hair fall – add that to the constant itching and public embarrassment of flakes on your shoulders. To prevent or treat dandruff, you first need to know what causes the different types of dandruff flakes. There are several misconceptions regarding this.

For instance, some people may think dry scalp is the only cause of dandruff, but that is not always true. Dandruff can be caused by excessive oil secretion from your scalp as well. Whatever the cause, the only solution is proper hair loss treatment.

Dandruff from dry scalp

This type of dandruff is characterized by extremely dry and parched skin with constant flaking. People with dry and curly hair are prone to have this type of dandruff. Dry scalp dandruff is common in the winters, when washing hair with warm water tends to dry the hair out.

Also, washing with sulfate shampoos that create foam can aggravate dry scalp dandruff. Get frequent hair spa done from a good salon. PHS Hairscience provides state-of-the-art facilities and professionals trained in hair fall treatment and restorative therapy.

Dandruff from fungi

Fungal dandruff is a chronic condition caused by greasy scalp and pH imbalance. It is also caused by failure to cleanse the scalp properly. This may result in a fungus called malassezia, which reproduces at a higher rate than normal and irritates the scalp.

Natural remedies can help you get rid of fungal dandruff. Hair spa using essential oils and other natural ingredients can help manage it. Switch to a sulfate-free shampoo. The ADV Purifying Cleanser works against inflammation and dandruff in oily scalps.

Dandruff from product buildup

Excessive usage of styling products can pile up on your scalp and form dandruff too! Infrequent washing, gels, pomades, oils cause a steady building up of balls of dirt on the scalp. Product buildup dandruff appears sporadically and hence is more dangerous.

To prevent product buildup, wash your hair more often. You might be led on to believe that dryness is the real reason. Do not use hair oils or astringents excessively. Product buildup can go unaddressed for a long time and cause hair fall. In fact, get hair loss treatment from a certified trichologist instead.

Dandruff from seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis should not be ignored. It can be severe and generally affect any part of the body, including the nose, the back of the ears and the armpits. It starts on the neck and progresses towards the scalp which can be identified by the appearance of a red, irritated scalp and even occasional sores. Use shampoos with salicylic acid and selenium sulfide. The ADV Purifying Tonic helps regulate sebum production and eliminates flaking.

Dandruff from psoriasis

Psoriasis is actually a skin condition where there is an overproduction of skin cells in a short time. This results in the skin shedding faster than usual. This can affect the scalp as well. Dandruff from psoriasis can be identified by thick, silvery flakes.

Immediate hair loss treatment must be taken in case of hair fall from psoriasis dandruff. See an experienced trichologist. Wash your hair regularly and maintain proper scalp hygiene.


Get professional advice for your hair Book An Appointment

Proprietary treatments, supplements and homecare products. Customise a set of holistic solutions for your hair with us today.
*By submitting this form, you consent for PHS HAIRSCIENCE® to collect, use, disclose and/or process your personal data submitted for marketing purposes and for you to receive marketing and promotional information by phone call, text messages and email. If you would like to withdraw your consent in future, please submit your request at support@phshairscience.com.
Loading ...

For Local Singapore Delivery:

Nett purchases below S$100 S$7.00
Nett purchases above S$100 FREE
Re-delivery attempt due to unsuccessful delivery S$7.00 per trip
Additional surcharge for Sentosa Island addresses S$10.00

For International Delivery (Malaysia):

Nett purchases below S$100 S$7.00 per kg
Nett purchases above S$150 FREE
Re-delivery attempt due to unsuccessful delivery S$7.00 per trip

For International Delivery (Hong Kong):

0 - 1.0 KG S$13.00
1.0 - 1.5 KG S$16.00
1.5 - 2.0 KG S$20.00
2.0 - 2.5 KG S$23.00
2.5 - 3.0 KG S$27.00
3.0 - 3.5 KG S$30.00
3.5 - 4.0 KG S$33.00
4.0 - 4.5 KG S$37.00
4.5 - 5.0 KG S$40.00
  • A shipping fee will apply if your purchase amount falls below minimum purchase of S$100 (for Singapore) and S$150 (for Malaysia) after discounts are applied.
  • We do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays and on Singapore Public Holidays.
  • Shipping may take longer during sale periods, holidays and extreme weather.
  • All orders submitted after 2 pm will be processed the following day. All orders will be shipped within 3 to 5 working days upon confirmation.