If your hair smells funny, even after using a clarifying shampoo, a more serious scalp condition could be to blame.
When your scalp produces excess oil and sebum, it can create a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. This combination may result in a foul aroma that resists the help of regular shampooing.
An antimicrobial shampoo containing sulfur, zinc or salicylic acid can help reduce oil and eliminate fungus and bacteria. Your dermatologist can also prescribe an antifungal shampoo, like ketoconazole. Changing your towel and pillowcase frequently may help keep bacteria at bay, as well.
Keep in mind than and oily scalp can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, so if the problem persists, it’s best to see your doctor.
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