Dandruff Shampoo: What to Use for a Flake-Free Scalp

Alyssa François | 13 June 2017
frustrating dandruff and the shampoo to use

We’ve found the dandruff shampoo that treats your scalp *and* your hair.

Have you ever went to the drugstore for an anti-dandruff shampoo and found yourself just staring at the wall? With tons of dandruff shampoo options out on the market, the choice can make the decision-making process extremely difficult. And if we’re being completely honest, medicated shampoos for dandruff can cost a lot of money and might not be needed in your case. With this regimen, you need to do your research!

You’re probably wondering, what type of research you should conduct to find the right one for you. For one, you can ask your Dermatologist, read online reviews or come to us! It all comes down to knowing your stuff before spending your well-earned bucks on something that either doesn’t work for you at all, or not suitable for your hair type.

The Good Dandruff Shampoo You Need for Your Hair & Scalp

As a dandruff sufferer myself, I’ve depended on many of the most popular over-the-counter brands to treat my dandruff issues but I never focused on the overall healthy feeling of my hair while doing so. My dandruff was so overwhelming and annoying that I just wanted it to go away, I couldn’t worry about anything else. All of formulas I’ve tried in the past left my hair feeling dry and hard. My hair felt like straw! There was no amount of deep conditioning I could do to reverse the feeling and I hated it. Eventually, I gave up on dandruff shampoos altogether and just increased the amount of times I would wash my hair each week — bad choice especially with my curly hair texture.

When the Dove DermaCare Scalp line launched, I didn’t expect that it would be a total game-changer. I was scarred from all of the other dandruff shampoos I’ve tried before and assumed that it would be like the rest. I was wrong. Listen ladies, a good dandruff shampoo will not leave your hair feeling stripped and dry. Yes, the point of a dandruff shampoo is to alleviate and treat your dandruff, but what about the rest of your hair? Dandruff shampoos aren’t just sitting on your scalp. As you wash your hair, the formula travels down your hair shaft, too and the ingredients aren’t going to soften or hydrate your hair, it does the complete opposite. It was not until I tried this line and had great results did I realize that a good dandruff shampoo (that doesn’t break the bank) does exist.

dandruff shampoo: dove derma line
Finally, a hair care system for dandruff that doesn’t wreak havoc on your strands.

According to Dr. Francesca Fusco, “The Dove DermaCare Scalp line is a “home-run hit” because women receive flake-free, beautiful hair and a nourished scalp, all in one solution. There is no compromise with this formula, it contains Active Pyrithione Zinc to control dandruff and a blend of oils to protect the scalp, resulting in beautiful hair. You can also use Dove DermaCare Scalp Pure Daily Care 2-in-1 system regularly as it works to hydrate, nourish and provide flake-free hair.” This is great if you suffer from dry hair or simply want to treat your dandruff with a shampoo that also helps in the hydration department.

Other shampoo for dandruff options include:

1. Dove Dermacare Scalp Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner —This option is great if you are suffering from irritation associated with dandruff and love that minty feeling and scent on your scalp.

2. Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness and Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo — If you’re suffering from a flaky, dry and itchy scalp, this is a great anti-itch dandruff shampoo for you.

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