Dandruff is a common problem in adults and children alike, characterized by itching and flaking of the skin on the scalp. When Dandruff hits, it's something we all want to get rid of fast and we have some great tips and advice from the Happy Cappy team to do just that. Dandruff is mainly caused by a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia that occurs naturally on the scalp has a role in causing the flaking. Seborrheic dermatitis is a more intense version of dandruff with scaling and redness and it commonly extends beyond the scalp and can affect the face and behind the ears. Often referred to as “cradle cap” in children, seborrheic dermatitis causes oily, flaky, scaly, irritated skin that can also flake off and look like dandruff. Malassezia, the yeast, is the culprit for both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. This yeast interacts with an oily substance produced by the skin, called sebum, and this causes a skin irritatnt that causes skin to flake off more quickly than usual. Dandruff is not a serious or contagious condition, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t warrant immediate treatment as it can be uncomfortable, irritating, and embarrassing. Medicated Shampoo to Fight Dandruff The best, fastest, and most effective way to get rid of dandruff is to use a medicated shampoo, like a pyrithione zinc dandruff shampoo. Pyrithione zinc is an ingredient that improves the symptoms of dandruff possibly by targeting the Malassezia fungus on the scalp. The majority of medicated shampoos on the market are made for adults and contain ingredients that might be harmful to children’s sensitive skin. Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is the only anti dandruff shampoo for kids as it is pediatrician-formulated, dermatologist-tested, and made without ingredients that can aggravate the sensitive skin of a child. Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff fast There are a few common home remedies that some believe can also help get rid of dandruff fast, including: Frequent Shampooing – Shampooing more often can indeed help reduce oil on the scalp, which in turn helps prevent flaking. Keep in mind that some ingredients in adult shampoos can cause irritation on children’s scalps. There are other remedies like Green Tea, Peppermint Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice that we cannot endorse as their risks may be greater than their benefits. There are also thoughts that diet may influence dandruff flare ups. Some doctors believe that too much sugar and too few vitamins can contribute to dandruff build-up, and therefore recommend a diet that cuts out sugar and simple carbohydrates and increases fresh vegetables and fruits. Though there is little specific science to connect diet and dandruff, a healthy balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, protein, and grains is always beneficial. Feel free to try more frequent shampooing as a home remedy to improve your dandruff. However, if you don’t see any relief or changes after 2 to 3 weeks, its best to see a doctor or try a medicated shampoo. For Dandruff Relief, Try Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo Dr. Eddie’s unique formula combines FDA-approved active ingredient Pyrithione Zinc to reduce the flaking and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Infused with Licorice Root Extract, Apple Fruit Extract and Provitamin B5 to soothe redness and hydrate skin for effective and fast relief. Free of BPA, sulfates, dyes, and fragrances, Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is a 95% natural dandruff shampoo that’s also safe for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. Happy Cappy is fungal acne safe, vegan friendly, cruelty free, and gluten free. Get rid of irritating and uncomfortable dandruff fast with Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash!