10 Anti-Dandruff Shampoos That Will Zap Flakiness


It’s that time of the year again when you have to think twice before wearing dark colours thanks to the “snowflakes” on your shoulders. Dandruff is caused due to inflammation, which can be aggravated due to multiple reasons such as scalp dryness, yeast infection, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis or eczema. Managing a flaky and itchy scalp is tough, but the right anti-dandruff shampoos can help. Look out for ingredients such as zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid and piroctone olamine that help combat the problem at hand.

Having said that, note that these actives can have a drying effect on your hair. So, it’s always a good idea to pick a shampoo containing shea butter, aloe vera and almond oil in addition to the actives. Here are our picks:

1. Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

The active ingredient here is piroctone olamine which gently removes dandruff. It’s free of soap, and a pH value of 5.5 keeps the hair and scalp healthy.

2. Head & Shoulders Neem Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Head & Shoulders is a go-to brand for anti-dandruff shampoos for many. The new Neem variant has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of the herb as well.

3. WOW Skin Science Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

This shampoo contains natural ingredients such as cedarwood essential oil, tea tree essential oil, soy protein, almond protein, shea butter and argan oil. The combination of these keeps dandruff in check, nourish the scalp and strengthen hair.

4. Gallinée Soothing Cleansing Cream

This non-foaming shampoo is a cult favourite from a French pharmacy brand. It is super, super gentle on the scalp and hair. It helps soothe itchy scalp and erases dandruff. 

5. Kaya Hair Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Formulated with piroctone olamine, this shampoo works effectively on dandruff and itchy scalp. It also contains seaweed extracts to soothe and nourish the scalp.

6. Wella Professionals Invigo Clean Scalp Anti Dandruff Shampoo

This soothing dandruff shampoo contains zinc pyrithione to combat dandruff and remove flakiness. It cleans the scalp without making it dry.

7Bioderma Nodé DS+ Shampooing Anti-Dandruff Intense Shampoo

This cream-based shampoo fights dandruff and prevents its recurrence. Its mild formula doesn’t dry out hair.

8.Davines Purifying Shampoo

Whether you have a dry and flaky scalp or greasy dandruff, this shampoo works on all kinds of hair. It also promotes scalp health and hair growth.

9.Schwarzkopf BC Scalp Genesis Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Packed with zinc pyrithione, vitamin B5 and E, this shampoo lathers up generously and washes away any dandruff, flakiness and itchiness.

10. Matrix Biolage Advanced Scalppure Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

The best thing about this shampoo is that it doesn’t leave hair feeling frizzy and dry. It adds a shine to the mane while busting dandruff.

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