Of all of the hair woes people deal with during their lifetime, dandruff is easily one of the top five worst. Your scalp is itchy, irritated, and the flakes on your head and shoulders make you feel like you never want to leave the house again. Luckily, there are tons of products on the market formulated to put an end to your dandruff nightmares.
Hoping to banish those unsightly flakes for good? We’ve rounded up seven dandruff shampoos from the L’Oréal portfolio of products that will soothe your scalp.
What causes dandruff?
There are several common causes of dandruff, including not shampooing enough, dry skin, changes in weather, sensitivity to hair products, and some medical conditions can all play a role in this embarrassing condition.
Many of these factors change from day to day, so don’t believe you’re immune to dandruff just because you have yet to experience it.
How do you get rid of dandruff?
We encourage anyone who is dealing with dandruff to make an appointment with their stylist or dermatologist to help get to the root of the issue. While the cause and subsequent solution will vary from person to person, chances are good your hair care professional will suggest you make a few tweaks to your hair care routine.
One of the best ways to deal with unsightly flakes is to swap your shampoo with a formula specifically for dandruff. In the market for a new dandruff shampoo? Below are seven of our favorites.
Our Best Dandruff Shampoos To Try Now
Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo
Formulated with pyrithione zinc, Redken’s specialized Dandruff Control Shampoo cleanses hair and soothes the scalp, leaving hair light and airy with a beautiful shine. For the best results, wet your hair, lather the shampoo, and allow it to remain in your hair for five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP
Mizani Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
If you have a curly mane and unsightly flakes, this is the shampoo for you. Formulated with pyrithione zinc, peppermint oil, and cucumber extract, Mizani’s Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo helps eliminate the recurrence of scalp flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff.
If you want to give your scalp a little extra TLC, follow the shampoo with Mizani’s Scalp Care Deep Conditioner.
Mizani Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
Kérastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm
Dealing with scalp irritation is never fun, but it’s especially unpleasant if you already have a sensitive scalp. If you have a sensitive scalp and are dealing with scalp irritation, we suggest Kérastase’s Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm. The hypoallergenic shampoo for sensitive scalp and combination hair, cleanses and soothes the feeling of the scalp.
Kérastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm, $33.00 MSRP
Biolage ScalpSync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
After spending countless hours and hundreds of dollars in the salon perfecting your flawless hair color, the last thing you want to do is strip your shade. Formulated with pyrithione zinc, Biolage ScalpSync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo helps eliminate symptoms of dandruff, control flaking, and relieves scalp irritation. ScalpSync helps balance the scalp, leaves hair clean and healthy-looking, and is suitable for color-treated hair.
Biolage ScalpSync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $27.00 MSRP
Redken Brews Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Beer isn’t usually the answer to all of our issues, but in this instance, this malt-infused shampoo is here to put an end to your dandruff woes. This dandruff-reducing shampoo clarifies the scalp and reduces itchy scalp and helps to eliminate flakiness. Formulated with pyrithione zinc to fight and control dandruff, the formula gently cleanses and reduces dandruff on all hair types.
Redken Brews Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $17.00 MSRP
Biolage Scalpsync Cooling Mint Shampoo
Flakes aren’t the only side effect of dandruff, sometimes the condition can make your scalp feel itchier than ever. Give your scalp some relief with Biolage Scalpsync Cooling Mint Shampoo. Not only will it get rid of gunk, so you get a super-satisfying, super-clean feeling after you use it, but the shampoo also gets an extra hand from mint, which has anti-bacterial and calming properties, so your scalp gets cooling relief if it’s irritated.
Biolage Scalpsync Cooling Mint Shampoo, $30.00 MSRP
Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
If you’re looking for a dandruff solution that steers clear of harsh chemicals, look no further than Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. This scalp exfoliating treatment shampoo uses a unique combination of 2.9 percent active salicylic acid and willow bark in a first-of-its-kind natural origin formula, purifying flaky scalp and helping to eliminate dandruff.
Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP