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These Two Dr. for Hair Products Solved My Biggest Hair Concern—Dandruff

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I know I'm not the only person who has tried to stretch their blowout over two weeks. I mean, I have *a lot* of hair—it takes me three to four hours from start to finish—and I'm no professional, so I try my best to keep it fresh for as long as humanly possible. My biggest hair concern, dandruff, however, makes that almost impossible. Enter: Dr. for Hair Folligen, which keeps me clear of flakes longer, so I don't have to wash my hair so much.

Here's everything you need to know.

First, What Is Dr. for Hair?

Dr. for Hair is a haircare brand that specializes in scalp products. Its bestselling Folligen line uses biotin, ceramide NP and saw palmetto extract to create a “synergy” that can help improve hair loss by zeroing in on scalp health.

They make a top-selling shampoo and volume treatment (which is essentially a conditioner) which I decided to test on my dandruff problem, as well as my scalp elasticity, hair volume and shine.

So, Does the Dr. for Hair Folligen Shampoo Live Up to the Hype?

For starters, the 750-millimeter bottle with a push pump is as big as my head, so it'll be around for a hot minute, especially since a little goes a long way.

When I washed my hair in the shower with the shampoo for the first time, I couldn't help but notice how well the light, milky and creamy-like formula went onto my hair. It lathers easily, and my strands absorbed this stuff up. I could feel it working its magic, cleansing my scalp to the tip of my strands so that no hair was left behind. I could even smell it—it has a strong minty scent—and it left my locks squeaky clean without drying them out (shoutout to the Folligen Complex as well as zinc pyrithione, panthenol and salicylic acid ingredients).

The brand claims it's clinically proven to reduce sebum and dead skin cells by 78.4 percent and 37.6 percent respectively, while also increasing scalp strength by 8.2 percent. While I can't speak about my scalp health for certain, I can say my scalp felt revived after using the shampoo. Most importantly, there was no dandruff in sight.

What About the Dr. for Hair Folligen Volume Treatment?

As for the volume treatment (aka the conditioner), which comes in the same 750-millimeter bottle with a push pump, it also has the Folligen Complex and other ingredients, including thermal spring water, salicylic acid and hydrolyzed soy protein. It's supposed to help with dryness, frizz, split ends and dry/oily/sensitive scalps.

In other words, it's meant to compliment the shampoo and should be left on for two to three minutes, then rinsed off to lock in those ingredients while making hair voluminous and shiny in the front end.

Buyers have mentioned that using this as the last step makes their hair feel thicker and makes their scalp feel extremely refreshed. And I have to agree—my hair felt super smooth. It also smelled minty fresh even after styling.

The Bottom Line

These products aim to improve scalp health and volume to help with hair loss. It wasn't until a week after I used them—which is typically when my scalp gets itchy and dandruff starts becoming visible—that I realized that it was just as fresh as when I washed it. By week two, the flakes were still less noticeable, so I didn't need to rush to wash my hair. Hallejuah.

When I used the duo the second time, I saw a difference in my split ends; they didn't look as chopped as they usually do, and my hair wasn't short on volume. I also noticed less shedding, saving me tons of Clorox wipes daily (seriously, this is an achievement for me).

So, I say get the products, especially if dandruff, volume and hair loss are a concern.

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