Which Is the Best Shampoo for Dry Scalp or Hair?

shampoos for dry hair

It’s not only your face that needs moisturising! Your scalp can also get dry and give room to flakes, dandruff, itchiness and general embarrassment at the state of your hair. Sometimes the problem is caused by an inadequate choice of shampoo, so if your scalp is feeling dry, or flaking and dandruff are making your life difficult, it’s time to give your hair some moisture back. A shampoo for dry hair should nourish your hair and help brittle locks regain their strength, while at the same time hydrating the scalp and reducing the feeling of tightness and itchiness that often come associated with a dry scalp. The following are our dry hair shampoo heroes.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo For Dry Scalp

Neutrogena has a lot of products that are great for dry skin in general, and it has become quite a cult brand for those affected by dryness. The Neutrogena Triple Moisture shampoo has Almond and Apricot oils to soothe the scalp and restore moisture to the hair, and also has Pyrithione Zinc to help control dandruff.

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2

While it is true that Kérastase is on the pricey side of dry scalp shampoos, it is a cult product for a reason. Both the conditioner and shampoo are great if you suffer from dry, overprocesed hair, particularly if you have been using protein based shampoos excessively and your scalp is reacting to it. It doesn’t have any anti-dandruff properties, so if your scalp is particularly sensitive the Kérastase Specifique Bain Riche Dermo-Calm Shampoo may be a better choice within the same brand.

Redken All Soft Shampoo

Redken’s shampoo for dry scalp is a very affordable option for hair that is brittle and dry. It promises to turn hair from straw into silk, using their propietary IPN (interlock protein network) and argan oil. The results get better with continuous use, but you can notice a difference with the first wash. Hair becomes more manageable, thick and recovers its shine.

Aubrey Organics Primrose & Lavender Scalp-soothing Shampoo

Organic and free from sulfates and animal ingredients, this vegan friendly shampoo for dry scalp soothes and moisturises dry scalps, while leaving your hair soft and shiny. Over time hair becomes more manageable and easier to style, and to top it all it smells absolutely amazing. A relaxing treat for your mind as well as for your scalp.

The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

If your problem is dandruff and an irritable scalp, this shampoo helps both with cleansing the scalp and removing product build up. Your hair will feel squeaky clean and with the refreshing smell of ginger this shampoo is a pleasure to use. The only problem you may find is that you will need to use conditioner afterwards, as it can leave your hair a bit tangly.

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