Dry hair and dry scalp are not fun to deal with, especially when winter rolls around and things get worse, so I suggest including some of the best shampoos for dry scalp into your winter hair care routine to solve the problem the inexpensive way. Some suggest that the way you wash your hair can cause dandruff and many people resort to special creams or treatments, when all you really need to do is change your dandruff shampoo. Use a few of my favorite dry scalp shampoos, which are all affordable, effective and will take care of itching, flaking, dandruff and embarrassment, all with a few washes. So, without further ado, here are the best shampoos for dry scalp.
The shampoo that I use daily is actually one of the best shampoos for dry scalp. This dandruff shampoo keeps my hair, which is especially prone to being dry and flaky due to its thick, coarse texture, soft all year round. Head and Shoulders Soft and Silky also fights dandruff and contains special conditioners. It won’t leave hair oily at all, but will restore moisture back to your scalp and end the itching for good.
$10.59 at amazon.com
This dry scalp shampoo from Aubrey Organics is infused with chamomile which soothes your scalp while also hydrating it. Vitamin E also works to hydrate your scalp, helping heal dry skin and alleviate itching and discomfort. All natural and organic ingredients are something you can feel great about when you add this shampoo to your routine.
$18.36 at amazon.com
I used this brand for many years with great results and still go back to it if I can’t find my usual Head and Shoulders variety. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo is gentle on hair, yet locks in moisture to restore shine, and eases dry scalp very quickly. It contains almond oil and apricot oils to soothe hair and restore moisture while also containing the special 8 Natural anti Dandruff Remedies ... @Jelena ingredient known as pyrithione zinc, which most all dry scalp shampoos contain.
$11.95 at amazon.com
Clear brand is one that is newer on the market compared to other brands, but definitely one to check out if you’re on the fence about best shampoos for dry scalp. This dry scalp shampoo is excellent for not only easing dry scalp and relieving dandruff but also softening the entire head of hair. It works great with any hair type or length, and I also like the way it smells. It contains Nutrium 10, a patented, advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients by the Clear brand, which includes vitamins B5, C & E, along with sunflower, almond, soybean and coconut oil, plus aloe vera. That’s a lot of nutrition for your hair, ladies!
$4.95 at amazon.com
Jason brand is one of my favorite natural beauty brands, and by the way, their toothpaste is awesome! But back to the shampoo, it is also great for managing your dandruff or dry scalp. Tea tree oil is a common ingredient used in natural products and synthetic products due to its ability to relieve itching and dryness. This shampoo smells incredibly clean, and a little goes a long way to relieve dry scalp fast. It also contains soothing vitamins and minerals to nourish your hair and contains no sulfates, animal ingredients or synthetic fragrances of any kind.
$11.52 at amazon.com
I’m a big fan of Mineral Fusion cosmetics, and have tried this dandruff shampoo once or twice. If you can find it, it is awesome for relieving dry scalp and dry hair. It is made of a special mineral complex and only natural ingredients It contains special minerals to help nourish the hair while containing salicylic acid to help relieve itching and clear away dry skin on the scalp. It also contains no parabens whatsoever and is 100% vegan.
Price: $7.59 at amazon.com
Some dandruff shampoos can take up to one month to kick in and really make a difference, but this shampoo cuts that time in half. Some people that have used this shampoo claim that they noticed a difference after their first use! It also makes your hair feel soft and smells great. Most importantly, it works wonders on your dandruff and that's the real concern here.
$14.17 at amazon.com
Neutrogena is a brand that I know and love very much. It helps everyone that uses it to combat product buildup and they often find that it helps to clear up other skin conditions, such as psoriasis on their scalps. This is, of course, a large concern for some people. This is one dandruff shampoo I would definitely suggest trying out!
$6.73 at amazon.com
This is a great dandruff shampoo that helps with a variety of scalp conditions. Users have claimed that this shampoo works wonders with psoriasis and some claim that it works almost instantly. It contains ketoconazole that works on dandruff. A lot of other shampoos use salicylic acid, selenium sulfide and pyrithione zinc as their active ingredients and they are not as effective. Ketoconazole helps with the itching and flaking that you will face with dandruff or psoriasis.
$13.29 at amazon.com
This article was written in collaboration with editor Lydia Sheehan.
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