If you have a “dry” or itchy scalp, a condition otherwise known as seborrheic dermatitis, it is important to wash your hair at least once a week with an anti-dandruff shampoo. Look for dandruff shampoos that contain either zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide as these will help to kill the organism responsible for this condition. It is important to understand that this is a chronic condition with no known cure but that can be treated successfully with shampoos with or without prescription strength products. Dandruff shampoos specifically manufactured for skin of color are less likely to dry the hair out and make it brittle. We can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your scalp during an in-office consultation.