an·​ti-dan·​druff ˌan-tē-ˈdan-drəf How to pronounce anti-dandruff (audio)
: used to treat or prevent dandruff
anti-dandruff shampoo

Examples of anti-dandruff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo This anti-dandruff shampoo is a wonderful option for every hair type with an itchy week. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Viral videos online claim anti-dandruff shampoos may be able to prevent hair loss, and dermatologists say the hack could work for some people. Korin Miller, Health, 20 Mar. 2024 How to treat seborrheic dermatitis The most effective way to treat seborrheic dermatitis is by using an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains ingredients like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, and salicylic acid. Krissy Brady, SELF, 5 Mar. 2024 The best anti-dandruff shampoos should have ingredients like zinc, ketoconazole, or selenium sulfide, all of which are powerful antimicrobial formulations to help wipe out flaking. John Thompson, Men's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 To eliminate flakes for good, these anti-dandruff shampoos are the best place to start. Sydney Wingfield, Women's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 From small breeds to large ones, dogs of all sizes have benefited from this anti-dandruff solution. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The active ingredient in this anti-dandruff shampoo is pyrithione zinc, a common agent that prevents fungal overgrowth and fights flakes. Lindsay Modglin, Health, 1 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-dandruff was in 1874

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“Anti-dandruff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants also antidandruff
: tending to treat or prevent dandruff
an anti-dandruff shampoo
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