Me and my son.  Our first selfie!

Me and my son. Our first selfie!

My name is Chris and I have suffered from dandruff since early adulthood.  I tried countless shampoos in the early days; a real crap shoot of random shampoos without really knowing what I was doing.  Not surprisingly some worked but others gave me worse breakouts than before I shampooed.  I’m sure you’ve experienced all this before.  Over the years I’ve been to 3 different dermatologists with three different diagnoses; seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea and contact dermatitis.  To be fair to the dermatologists, my skin is quite complex and they were all correct!  Unfortunately, some of the prescriptions worked, some of them didn’t. 

So I decided to do something about it and read up on active ingredients. I then documented what active ingredients helped and what didn’t. What caused a breakout and what didn’t.  I literally deconstructed the shampoos into their component parts, carefully documenting exactly what helped our individual needs.  That’s was the start of this site you are seeing now.  With this information I decided to create database of the shampoos.  The database allowed,for example, someone with seb derm to search for all shampoos designed to help them.  Over time I enhanced the database allowing more complex searches.  Now you can search for specialized psoriasis shampoos that don’t contain fragrance or other ingredients that they may be allergic to.  All in all we monitor for over 100 ingredients known to cause contact dermatitis. It’s literally impossible for most people to keep on top of this and that’s why this site exists and continues to exist.

I must state that we are completely independent.  We are not affiliated with any manufacturer in any way so all our reviews are completely impartial.  Sometimes a manufacturer will send us a sample for review, we will inform you of this and the review will still be honest.  It can’t not be – our review process is scientific – we literally deconstruct the shampoo into its components parts.  As well as the performance of the shampoo we pay close attention to the ingredients, in particular the contact allergens.  So if you see a good review of a shampoo chock full of nasty contact allergens then you’ll know something is up.

One final thing, we do offer guidance as to what symptoms are of the various dandruff causing conditions.  However if your dandruff is persistent, chronic or you don’t know what is causing it then please please please visit a dermatologist or another qualified professional.  The worst thing you can do is self diagnose using Google Images and persuade yourself you have ebola of the scalp or something.  This site is not to be used for self diagnosis.  We provide a complimentary service to the qualified professional.  However once you know your dandruff causing condition then don’t be a stranger!  Come back and use our unique shampoo search to find your best dandruff shampoo.

Chris