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Top 10 Dandruff Shampoos

The Ten Best Dandruff Shampoos

The Ten Best Dandruff Shampoos

Dandruff! Go away, you. A common problem (especially during winter) dandruff happens when oil from your scalp causes the cells to clump together and look like those little white flakes we all dread so much. This can cause itching, flaking, and a headache for anyone who prefers to clothe yourself in the color black. Now that we’ve grossed you out, we’ll help you out with the top ten dandruff shampoos out there. Banish the white, flaky monsters and get the shining, lustrous hair shampoo commercials are made of with any of these great dandruff shampoos. Dandruff means that you should wash your hair more often instead of less (a common misconception) so get to it with any of these great products. 

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January 17, 2017

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The Rankings


DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories SA Scalp Therapy Shampoo

Our Score

Brought to you by dermatologists, this exfoliating shampoo has a hefty dose of salicylic acid to promote the shedding of dead skin cells so you won’t be left with any white flaky residue, and is mild enough for daily use. 


Philip Kingsley Flaky Scalp Shampoo

Our Score

Lots of research went into making sure that this gentle treatment ideal for those with sensitive, itchy and flaky scalps clears away all flaking to give you smooth, shiny hair. 


Kiehl’s Since 1851 Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

Our Score

Purify your scalp as you control and prevent scalp itching, irritation, redness and flaking with this deep exfoliating treatment from that brand that’s been beloved for longer than you or I have been alive. 


Malin+Goetz Dandruff Shampoo

Our Score

This one has a rich, low-lathering formula that’s packed with amino acids and will help you maintain moisture and balance with a pleasing scent. 


Philip B. Anti-Flake Relief II Shampoo

Our Score

Say bye-bye to itching and flaking when you use this restorative shampoo that seals moisture under your hair’s surface so it’s more soft and shiny every time you use it. 


Phyto Phytheol Dry Hair Anti-Dandruff Purifying Shampoo

Our Score

If your hair tends to be oily, use this sleek shampoo that reduces excess sebum production and will remove all loose dandruff flakes while giving your hair great bounce and shine. 


Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

Our Score

Dry skin doesn’t stand a chance when it comes up against you and your scalp with the help of this calming shampoo with rosemary oil, menthol and ginger extract to soothe and refresh. 


Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract

Our Score

Great for those with both natural and color-treated hair, everyone will love this shampoo formulated for oily roots and dry ends with cherry blossom extract for extra moisture. 


Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo

Our Score

Just like skin anywhere, your scalp needs exfoliation too-- that may be why we’re here right now. Get it in this shampoo that’s clinically proven to give you a balanced, healthy mane. 


Leonor Greyl PARIS Gentle Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Our Score

With so many rave reviews calling this "the best anti-dandruff shampoo" this product had to make it to the top of our list. Get immediate results with this high-end shampoo that will immediately soothe sensitive scalps with its gentle and effective formula.

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