Dandruff can happen to anyone, at any time and if you’re noticing white flakes around your hairline, scalp, and on your clothes, you probably have a bout of dandruff. Dandruff is nothing to be concerned about and is easily treatable when you use the right products. Here, we’ll be sharing the best anti-dandruff shampoos to use when a dry, flaky scalp occurs.
What Causes Dandruff?
In short, dandruff is a flaking scalp, caused by inflammation. There are a number of reasons why your scalp may be irritated, itchy and flaky, causing dandruff.
- You may have seborrheic dermatitis which is caused by your scalp counteracting the overproduction of sebum, making your scalp become dry and flakey as opposed to oily.
- You may also have a case of contact dermatitis.
- You may not have shampooed your hair enough, causing skin cells to accumulate and create flakes
Once you have found the root of your dandruff, you can begin to treat it.
Key Ingredients To Look Out For In Anti-Dandruff Shampoos
Check the ingredients list on the back of your chosen anti-dandruff shampoo bottle, if you spot the following key ingredients, you’ll be well on your way towards a flake-free scalp.
● Pyrithione zinc ● Selenium sulfide ● Ketoconazole ● Salicylic acid ● Coal Tar
How To Effectively Use Anti Dandruff Shampoo
Dampen your hair and rub in your anti-dandruff shampoo for at least 5 minutes or so to really work up a lather. Rinse your hair thoroughly before using any conditioner. We recommend using a wet brush to really make sure any trace of product is removed from your hair and scalp.
The Best Anti Dandruff Shampoos
● VICHY Dercos Anti-Dandruff - Normal to Oily Hair Shampoo ● Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Treatment for Scalp Psoriasis and Dandruff ● Redken Scalp Relief Soothing Balance Shampoo ● La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ● JASON Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo ● NIOXIN Scalp Recovery Anti-Dandruff Purifying Cleanser for Itchy, Flaky Scalp ● L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Instant Clear Shampoo ● KMS Head Remedy Anti-Dandruff Shampoo ● Wella Professionals Invigo Balance Clean Scalp Anti-dandruff Shampoo
VICHY Dercos Anti-Dandruff - Normal to Oily Hair Shampoo
Wave goodbye to dandruff and reduce the amount of oil sitting on your scalp with the VICHY Dercos Anti Dandruff shampoo. The formula is enriched with key ingredients, Selenium DS and Cohesyl to help target your flaky scalp from the first wash. Our customers have achieved noticeable results after 3 uses of this powerful anti-dandruff shampoo. Key Features
● Hypoallergenic formula ● No parabens ● Suitable for sensitive scalps
Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Treatment for Scalp Psoriasis and Dandruff
Is your scalp feeling dry and irritated? If you are suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis psoriasis and dandruff, this Neutrogena shampoo helps to thoroughly cleanse and soothe your scalp. Formulated with Neutar Solubilised Coal Tar extract, this gentle shampoo leaves your hair feeling cleansed and manageable. Key Features ● Includes key ingredient, coal tar ● Leaves hair shiny and manageable
Redken Scalp Relief Soothing Balance Shampoo
If your scalp is dry and irritated? The Redken Scalp Relief Shampoo will effectively cleanse and remove impurities from your sensitive scalp. Thanks to soothing eucalyptus and liquorice extracts, your scalp will be refreshed and rebalanced after just one wash. Key Features ● Eucalyptus and liquorice extracts = instant calming, soothing, and relief of sensitivity and scalp stress.
La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Purify your scalp and offer your hair a deep cleanse to help eradicate dandruff. Our customers love how this gentle shampoo relieves a dry, itchy scalp. Formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA™ to remove dandruff, this gentle shampoo cleanses away dead skin cells and impurities, freshening up your scalp. Key Features ● Free from parabens ● Hypoallergenic ● Non-comedogenic ● Tested on sensitive skin
JASON Dandruff Relief Treatment Shampoo
Is your scalp sensitive? Remedy itching and irritation with this natural formula. This soothing blend contains aromatherapeutic essential oils of rosemary, neem, tea tree and colloidal sulfur, and will leave your scalp feeling fresh and clean. Our customers love how cooling and soothing this shampoo is when applied directly to their hair and scalp.
Key Features ● Ideal for sensitive scalps.
NIOXIN Scalp Recovery Anti-Dandruff Purifying Cleanser for Itchy, Flaky Scalp
Remedy pesky dandruff with this purifying shampoo from Nioxin which contains 1% Pyrithione Zinc aims to improve the visible signs of irritation. Green tea extract balances the hair’s natural moisture levels to help ease symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
Key Features ● Ideal for people with seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
L'Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Instant Clear Shampoo
You can call upon the key ingredient Zinc Pyrithione to thoroughly cleanse your hair and scalp to help eradicate dandruff/ Say goodbye to itchiness and hello to silky, soft and flake-free tresses.
Key Features ● Ideal for thoroughly cleansing your hair and scalp.
KMS Head Remedy Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
A unique blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acid structure complex with Lactic Acid, Malic Acid and anti-dandruff agent, Zinc Pyrithione helps to reduce flaking associated with dandruff. Your scalp will feel comfortable and nourished after just one use.
Key Features ● Suitable for all hair types ● Ideal for sensitive scalps
Wella Professionals Invigo Balance Clean Scalp Anti-dandruff Shampoo
Remove flakes from your scalp and combat dandruff. Formulated with Zinc Pyrithione and Balance-Blend™ this gentle shampoo delivers a soothing, cleansing and moisturising effect while responding to individual scalp and hair needs.
Key Features ● Contains Zinc Pyrithione.