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Most Common Questions
Essentially, it’s a completely safe active ingredient in our shampoo that kills the fungus that leads to dandruff. We use 2% pyrithione zinc, whereas most other shampoos use 1% pyrithione zinc, to ensure the job gets done. This makes for a more effective product and one that treats a wider severity range of dandruff.
MCT oil is one of the secret weapons against dandruff. You see, this impressive ingredient helps moisturize your scalp and prevent those pesky flakes from forming. It also contains lauric acid which has antibacterial and antifungal properties that have been shown to fight dandruff and keep the scalp healthy (not to be confused with coconut oil which has certain fatty acids that can promote the growth of the dandruff causing fungus, malassezia). So, not only will you be dandruff-free, but you'll also have luscious locks that would make even Fabio jealous.
Dandruff won't directly make your hair jump ship, but it can certainly cause scalp inflammation and hair follicle damage which contributes to hair loss. Plus, scratching that itch can lead to hair breakage and loss.

Our founder experienced significant hair loss due to a severe bout with dandruff. Fortunately, this was a temporary issue but he decided to make a cleaner, more effective, and better-smelling product with the goal of making sure other guys did not go through the same experience.
Surprise, surprise, we treat flakes. Our shampoo and conditioner were specifically designed together to create the ultimate dandruff-fighting solution. Make sure to use both shampoo AND conditioner (see our "Why doesn't Flakes offer a 2-in-1 Product" FAQ below).
We are proudly anti-junk. No parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, or any of junk that shouldn’t have in your hair products. Nada, It’s not always what you have, but what you don’t have. We just stick to the good stuff. While we’re at it, we also don’t test on animals and are vegan.
Check out our product page for a full listing. But in the interest of spoilers, we use scientifically proven ingredients and natural fragrances like cedar and mint…and they smell amazing.
Basically, active ingredients perform a task and can provide a solution to a specific problem. For a shampoo to be considered an "anti-dandruff", it must use an active ingredient. And in our case, we utilize the best-in-class active ingredient, FDA-approved pyrithione zinc, to eliminate the root cause of dandruff (spoiler alert: it's caused by an overabundance of the fungus, malassezia).

And while it’s not been proven, we also hear our pyrithione zinc does Crossfit.
You are what you beat and we beat the living daylights out of flakes.
Of course! Flakes is perfectly fine for kids but if it’s for children under 2, consult your pediatrician first.
Made in USA with global components.
We’re all about sustainability. Our bottles are recyclable as are the packages they come in.
All hair types!
Nope. Well unless you count feeling better, wearing more dark shirts without fear, less hats…you get the picture.
If you’re like us, right in the shower. But anywhere at room temperature will do.
Flakes may provide some relief to the effects of psoriasis but the formula was intended to treat dandruff. Give it a go and see if it soothes your flaking and irritation but if you still need help, consult a dermatologist.
Getting Flakes
Most orders: about 3-5 days after they ship. As soon as we put your package on the move, we'll send you the tracking info so you can stalk it all the way to your doorstep - we won't judge, we do it too.
Let us count the ways. First, it's the least expensive option. Second, you’ll never run out (if you use it correctly). Third and most importantly, you need to be consistent to be dandruff free. And lastly, we’re nice folks, we’ll let you be the first to know when we roll out new products.
Short answer: no. Long answer, we recommend you stick with it for a couple orders to figure out your cadence. You can skip, cancel, edit whenever you want.
Of course. If you’re not seeing the results, don’t like it or just are not pleased, send us an email at hello@byeflakes.com
We keep it easy - you can modify, skip, delay, and cancel your subscription via text or through our online portal.
Anything is possible, give us a shout at hello@byeflakes.com and let’s hear what you’re thinking.
Flakes 4-1-1 
Dandruff has many causes. It could be your habits, your environment or genetics. But at the root of all dandruff is a fungus, malassezia, that Flakes keeps at bay thanks to using 2% pyrithione zinc (twice as much when compared to the leading legacy brands). This also allows Flakes to treat a wider severity of dandruff.
Malassezia is a type of yeast that lives on everyone's scalp. It's not harmful, but when it grows out of control, it can cause dandruff and other scalp issues. Think of it like that one annoying friend who overstays their welcome.

Pyrthione zinc is the key ingredient to getting your scalp microbiome in check and why it’s the best-in-class ingredient to treat dandruff at its source.
We believe in science and quite simply, 2-in-1s are not as effective as two separate products used together - you cannot effectively cleanse the scalp and condition the scalp at the same time.

Our shampoo and conditioner were created together to essentially become the Batman and Robin dandruff fighting duo.
The good news: your dandruff is gone! The bad news, dandruff is not curable, you need to maintain your Flakes routine to keep your flakes at bay.
If this happens, stop using the product and consult a dermatologist. Our formula was created by dermatologists so we fully believe in asking doctors.
We created the cleanest formula possible to make sure you’re safe but there’s always exceptions to the rule. Check out the ingredients before using and even consult your dermatologist to be extra careful.

Dermatologist designed and tested            

No sulfates or harsh ingredients            

100% Natural Fragrance            

2% Pyrithione Zinc            

Dermatologist designed and tested            

No sulfates or harsh ingredients            

100% Natural Fragrance            

2% Pyrithione Zinc            

Shampoo & Conditioner

Flakes Complete Bundle

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The one-two punch: Our cooling peppermint shampoo formulated with pyrithione zinc (not the ineffective stuff other brands use) and our moisturizing conditioner with MCT oil that leaves your hair healthy not papery (like with 2-in-1s), are finally together…in separate bottles.

One SetMost Popular
$49$39
  • Free scalp brush with second shipment ($15 value)
  • Free shipping
  • Ships every 60 days
  • Skip, modify, or cancel anytime
Two SetsBest Value
$98$68
  • Free scalp brush with second shipment ($15 value)
  • Free shipping
  • Ships every 120 days
  • Skip, modify, or cancel anytime
$49
  • *Does not include scalp brush
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Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

9 fl oz

Moisturizing Conditioner

9 fl oz

Scalp Brush