The Best Shampoos for a Dry Scalp

The Best Shampoos for a Dry ScalpDandruff is not the only problem people can experience on an important day. Dry scalp also “comes in handy” when we need our hair to look great. Dry scalp can lead to dandruff and coarse hair, making it harder to style your hair. Fortunately, it is not difficult to treat a dry scalp, so you won’t feel embarrassed for too long.



What Causes Dry Scalp?

The first step toward a healthy scalp is knowing what causes it to become dry. Among the most common causes are: too much sun exposure, extreme weather conditions, especially during winter, lack of sufficient water intake, medications, and hair products that contain strong chemicals, use of hot styling aids such as blow dryers, flat irons, psoriasis (which is more of a medical condition). In order to control this abnormal dry scalp, there is a necessity to provide oil and a good amount of nutrition to the scalp.

Dry Scalp’s Best Friend

Your no. 1 ally in the fight against dry scalp is your shampoo. Here are the most effective shampoos:

1. Aubrey Organics Primrose & Lavender Scalp-Soothing Shampoo moisturizes and calms the scalp with organic evening primrose oil and other soothing herbs. Evening Primrose oil is high in essential fatty acids and soothes dry skin. It also leaves hair shiny and manageable.

2. Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care with Almond Oil Dandruff Shampoo is gentle with no strong chemicals, balanced pH for use on colored, treated or normal hair. One of the main ingredients is Pyrithione zinc, used to maintain scalp health and reduce the amount of dandruff fungus on the scalp, that causes the itching.

3. Jason Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo is an organic shampoo that does not contain sulfates and has Australian Tea Tree Oil. It’s formulated with soothing botanicals pro-vitamins. It leaves hair soft, lustrous, and adds volume.

4. Avlon KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Shampoo is specially formulated to eliminate flaky skin, clean your scalp, and nourishing it with moisturizers. This shampoo contain essential oils that can make the hair stronger, smoother and shinier.

5. Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo not only has tea tree oil, but invigorating peppermint to soothe and cool itchiness. It also has eucalyptus, rosemary, aloe, jojoba, and nourishing panthenol.

6. Regenepure DR Scalp Treatment anti Hair Loss and Dandruff Shampoo contains no harmful chemicals. This product cleanses impurities and toxins from your scalp, and nourishes the root with gentle ingredients. The main ingredient of this shampoo is Ketoconazole, which is a very powerful antifungal agent to eradicate dandruff.

(the list is not in order of effectiveness)

Always choose shampoos that are paraben free & contain natural ingredients. Make sure you are using good moisturizing products, with oils and silk proteins. And avoid shampoos that contain lauryl or laureth sulfates, DEA or animal by-products, synthetic fragrances and artificial colors.

Choosing the right shampoo is now a matter of budget and personal preference. Hope you found what you’re looking for.


If dryness, itching, burning, tension and dandruff persists you should go see a physician or dermatologist. He or she should be able to determine if you have an underlying scalp medical condition and prescribe the necessary to provide you some relief.