Should men use the same anti-dandruff shampoo as women?

Everyone wants to have a clean scalp and great looking hair, regardless of gender. But when it comes to choosing the right anti-dandruff shampoo, men and women have different needs. Simply put, the best anti-dandruff shampoo for men isn’t always the best one for women, or vice versa.


Scientific studies has discovered that men’s scalp barrier is actually weaker than female’s, with lower levels of ceramides and is more susceptible to protein loss. Both ceramides and proteins are important components of the scalp barrier. More over men also produce 50% more sebum than women, which means that male scalps are likelier to develop excess oils that can lead to a greasy scalp and hair.

This means that it’s important for men to use anti-dandruff shampoos that not only treat and prevent the symptoms of dandruff in general, but that are specially formulated to deal with scalp’s specific needs of men.

Women’s scalp on the other hand are more prone to conditions of dryness and flaking, and women with longer chemically-treated hair are likelier to have breakages. Shampoos intended for women are formulated to provide damage repair, easy combing and to combat dryness.


Unlike women who often seek shampoo that provides cosmetic benefits to the hair – smoothness, shine or damage repair, when choosing an anti-dandruff shampoo, men should look for products that focus on scalp care and restoring. CLEAR has a variety of shampoos specially formulated to address the presence of excess grease and oil on men’s scalp.

One such shampoo is CLEAR Men Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, which contains a rich blend of ten nutrients and botanical actives. Made specifically to address greasy scalps, it cleanses excess sebum all the way down to the pores whilst treating and preventing the symptoms of dandruff. It also contains cooling mint that leaves the scalp feeling fresh and clear with regular use.

The key to keeping yourself fresh and dandruff-free is knowing what your scalp needs to stay healthy and how to keep it that way. Using the right anti-dandruff shampoo for your scalp means you get the exact protection against dandruff you need. 

Try any of CLEAR’s specially formulated anti-dandruff shampoos for men and you’ll find yourself feeling confident and dandruff-free in no time.