Redbook: My Dandruff Is Driving Me Crazy! What Can I Do?

The Hairstylist Says:

“Dandruff is most visible on sleek, straight hair, so during bouts of flaking wear your hair with either a messy part or no part at all to obscure your scalp. If you have fine hair, use a round brush or a curling iron to create bend and body, which will hide the problem.” Adding a little height also helps, so Rhys recommends misting your roots with a volumizing spray or aerosol hairspray. “These contain alcohol, which will also absorb excess oil,” she says. Resist the urge to brush out the flakes. “Instead, sprinkle a tinted hair powder that matches your shade onto the flaky spots to camouflage them,” says Rhys; she recommends the tinted Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, $35.