What are the Best Shampoos for Dry Scalp?

Your guide to finding the best one for you. 

Searching for the best shampoo for dry scalp can be a bit of a challenge. You buy one formula and might only solves one hair issue and not the next. Many of us know that all dry scalp situations are not all created equally. Some women have dry scalp with oily hair, and some may have dry scalp with dry hair. The best way to combat two hair care concerns with one shampoo is to find the 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 which poo is best for you.

What are Some of the Best Shampoos for Dry Scalp?

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1. 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 Dove Derma Scalp Pure Daily Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to renew your scalp and your hair’s natural moisture.

2. Shampoo for Dry Scalp on Color-Treated Hair

Color-treated hair types must be weary of the shampoos they use. A traditional shampoo can strip your hair of its moisture and ruin the look of your hair color overtime leaving it dull and faded. With Clear Color & Heat Conqueror Shampoo and Clear Color & Heat Conqueror Conditioner, the formula is rich in antioxidants berry extracts, which are known to promote healthy scalp and damage protection for hair. The system leaves color treated hair luminous and restores your scalp’s natural moisture barrier.

3. Shampoo for Dry Scalp and Dry Hair

If you have dry scalp and dry hair, it’s best to use a shampoo that’ll 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 everyday. If needed, stow this one away in your gym bag for a quick wash post workout.

4. Shampoo for Dry Scalp and Flaky Dandruff

There’s nothing worse than having to deal with a flaky situation on your clothing. Try out Dove Dermacare Scalp Pure Daily Care Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner to gently care for your hair as it works to remove flakes. Bonus: this formula leaves your hair smooth and relives irritation.

5. 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 sooth your itch.

Looking for more information on shampoos for dry scalp? Check our our experience with Unilever’s Hair Expert and Celebrity Stylist, Ursula Stephen.

Alyssa François
Your Mane Attraction, Alyssa
15 February 2017