I have a dandruff problem. Can I shave my head to reduce the dandruff problem?

Q. Can shaving my head reduce and help with my dandruff problems?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 20, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am suffering from bad dandruff. I have been having this issue for four years now. I wanted to ask whether shaving my head completely will reduce the amount of dandruff. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

  1. With your descriptions, it seems you have dandruff.
  2. It is characterized by a non-inflammatory increase in the scaling of the scalp.
  3. Dandruff can range no trace of scaling to massive scaling.
  4. It is best to use 2 % Ketoconazole shampoo twice a week; method of application, first of all, wet your scalp apply shampoo, leave it for five to ten minutes then take a bath.
  5. Do not apply any kind of hair oil, which is a food for dandruff. You can use conditioners in place of this.

I hope you find it helpful.

Thank you.

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