How to Find the Best Shampoos for Dry Scalp

Your guide to finding the best dry scalp shampoo for you. 

Searching for the best shampoos for dry scalp can be a bit of a challenge. You buy one formula and might only solve your dry scalp issue but it doesn’t work well on your hair. Many of us know that all dry scalp situations are not created equally. Some women have a dry scalp with oily hair, and some may have a dry scalp with dry hair.

The best way to combat two hair care concerns with one shampoo is to find the dry scalp shampoo that is formulated to treat your hair and scalp. Ahead we’ve rounded up a guide for the best shampoos for dry scalp whether you have dry hair, oily hair, dry scalp associated with dandruff or curly hair types. Read on to learn about our best shampoos for dry scalp and how to find the best formula for you.

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Once you find the best shampoo for dry scalp you won’t have to put a lid on it anymore. Photo credit:

1. Dry Scalp Shampoo for Dry, Flaky Scalp and Oily Hair

Women with oily hair tend to wash their hair everyday, or even abuse dry shampoo to soak up any excess grease. However, when using a shampoo that isn’t formulated for daily use on oily hair with dry scalps, it can actually do your hair more harm than good. Use a shampoo like Suave Professionals Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Dry Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner to renew your scalp and your hair’s natural moisture.

2. Dry Scalp Shampoo for Dry Scalp on Color-Treated Hair

Color-treated hair types must be wary of the shampoos they use. A traditional shampoo can strip your hair of its moisture and ruin the look of your hair color over time leaving it dull and faded. Shampoos for dry scalp, on the other hand, can help treat your hair while replenishing the moisture in your scalp. The Dove Derma range is gentle enough to be used on color-treated hair. If you’re also suffering from dry hair, we recommend using Dove DermaCare Scalp Soothing Moisture Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner. After cleansing, we advise following up with any of your color treatments if needed.

3. Dry Scalp Shampoo for Dry Scalp and Dry Hair

If you have dry scalp and dry hair, it’s best to use a shampoo that will moisturize both your hair and scalp. A shampoo, like Dove Dermacare Scalp Invigorating Mint 2-in-1quenches your dry hair, while working to leave your hair flake-free. With this product, there’s no need to follow-up with a conditioner and it’s gentle enough to use on your hair every day. If needed, stow this one away in your gym bag for a quick wash post-workout. If you’re also looking for the best shampoo for sensitive scalp, add this gentle ‘poo to your list.

4. Dry Scalp Shampoo for Dry Scalp and Flaky Dandruff

There’s nothing worse than having to deal with a flaky situation on your clothing. If you are on the hunt for a gentle and good shampoo for dry scalp, we’ve got a new option for you. Try out Suave Professionals Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Itchy Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner to gently care for your hair as it works to remove flakes. Bonus: This formula soothes your scalp and has a long-lasting scent.

5. Dry Scalp Shampoo for Dry Scalp with Irritation

As advised by Dove Hair Expert Dermatologist, Dr. Francesco Fusco, try not to itch your scalp when it becomes irritated. Instead, use the aroma of lavender essential oil to calm you and get your mind off the itch. Yes, although it may not feel that way, sometimes the itch is all in our heads—literally. To care for a situation like this, opt for Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Shampoo & Conditioner to hydrate your scalp and soothe your itch.

6. Dry Scalp in Need of Quick Relief

If your scalp is feeling dry, itchy or generally irritated, try Re-fresh Eucalyptus + Cooling Relief Shampoo and Conditioner. This all-new cooling duo promises to relieve your scalp from itchiness while providing a cooling effect!

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