clarifying shampoo for flaky scalp

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If you have a flaky scalp, it can be hard to keep your hair looking clean and healthy. But there are ways to combat this problem, including using a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo is designed to remove excess oil and dirt from the hair, which can help prevent flakes from forming in the first place. Here are some of our favorites.

$59.00

Shu Uemura Gentle Radiance Deep Cleanser was basically just a deep cleansing clarifying scalp treatment which is just ... shampoo... so... seems unnecessary for me but may work for others with dry, flaky scalp issues perhaps....The Shu Uemura Gentle Radiance Deep Cleanser is one of the best gentle clarifying shampoos I've found thus far. It leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean but not dry, and does not dry out your scalp either.

What it is: A lightweight clarifying shampoo, for all scalp and hair types, that deeply cleanses to remove dirt, oil, and product buildup for softer hair with a shiny finish.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Shine
- Scalp Buildup

$44.00

Works great for itchy flaky scalp...This shampoo does not! It works great making my hair clean and airy while also soothing my scalp. ...Great for a flaky scalp...Overall it is a great gentle shampoo option that focuses on scalp health.

What it is: A physician-formulated, hydrating scalp shampoo with natural ingredients to deeply cleanse and optimize pH levels without stripping the scalp; clinically proven to visibly improve hair health, volume, and texture.(1)

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Thinning
- Color Safe
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

amikaReset Clarifying Gel Shampoo

ITEM: 2673762

Size: 6.7 oz / 200 mL

16 Reviews

$29.00

gifted by Amika Haircare but review is my own * Love this shampoo! This clarifying gel truly cleanses and clarifies my hair. ...Great shampoo...My hair is fine and curly, and my scalp is often oily while my ends are dry. This shampoo does a great job of making my scalp feel clean while not stripping away moisture.

What it is: A charcoal-infused, gel-to-foam shampoo that rids hair of oil, dirt, odor, and sweat while replenishing moisture and reviving volume.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oily Scalp
- Flaky and Dry Scalp
- Scalp Build Up

Key Benefits:
- Removes dirt, odor, and sweat
- Promotes a healthier scalp
- Enriches hair with antioxidants

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Clay and Charcoal: Absorbs dirt, odors, and oil.
- Indian Cress Stem Extract: Enriches hair with antioxidants for a healthier scalp.
- Sea Buckthorn: Superfruit loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fatty acid omega-7.

Ingredient Cal

$29.00

I could feel the particles working their magic, and my scalp felt so refreshed after using it. What's even better is that the shampoo didn't leave my hair feeling stripped or dry, which can sometimes happen with clarifying shampoos. ...Squeaky clean clarifying shampoo...This will give you squeaky clean scalp and hair! I will likely only use this on my curls every few weeks because it is very clarifying- you can feel your scalp and hair be completely clarified so you need to follow with a deep conditioner, but it’s a great clarifying shampoo treatment.

What it is: A clarifying shampoo with microfine exfoliating particles to intensely cleanse the scalp from dirt and buildup.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl Enhancing
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Purifies Scalp
- Treats Itchy, Flaky Scalp
- Removes Dead Skin Cells

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps melt dirt and buildup, clarify the hair, and enhance shine.
- Perlite: Exfoliates the skin without leaving residue.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

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$38.00

Amazing for dry scalp!...I suffer from flaky scalp and oily hair, I applied it as the instructions recommended and it felt like my scalp was actually clean and not clogged at all. ...Definitely a must have in my routine now. You can feel it clarifying your scalp and just hitting refresh on your hair and head.

What it is: A pre-shampoo foam formulated with micellar water and salicylic acid to remove product buildup, excess oil, and dead skin cells.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Color safe
- Deeply cleanses scalp
- Removes unwanted oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Helps remove pore-clogging debris and dead skin cells.
- Micellar Water: Helps to gently cleanse the scalp.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS. It is also cruelty-free.

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$21.00

I usually have a really flaky scalp that gets oily really fast. I only wash my hair twice a week and I used this for the first time this week and what a difference it made. ...This wasn’t an issue until the last couple years when I started getting a dry, itchy, flaky scalp. I used to just not shampoo, but I needed to help out my scalp.

What it is: A deep-cleaning shampoo that clarifies, removes buildup, revives the scalp, and promotes strong hair without stripping away the healthy oils.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Oily Scalp
- Color Safe
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

$15.00

The redness was almost completely gone and my skin was drastically less flaky. I would recommend this to anyone battling a skin condition or with a dry/flaky scalp....I was having issues with a very scratchy/flaky scalp a few days after my usual routine so i decided to try the mini of this product.

What it is: An exfoliating, sulfate-free scrub that lifts away impurities and buildup while balancing and soothing an itchy, irritated scalp (whether oily or dry).

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Oiliness
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Detoxifies and removes buildup, oil, and impurities
- Hydrates, balances, and soothes an itchy, irritated, and flaky scalp
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-free™, and made with a proprietary NOVA Complex® that purifies, nourishes, and refreshes

Formulation: Scrub

$38.00

Loving this for my dry flaky scalp. It made my hair feel and look refreshed and didn’t cause more flakes or dryness. ...I have oily, flaky scalp and I absolutely loved this product right after the first use!

What it is: A deep, color-safe mask-shampoo hybrid that washes away impurities and preps hair for the week of great style to come.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Scalp care
- Deep cleansing
- Absorbs oils

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kaolin and Bentonite Clay: Help purify the scalp and absorb oils.
- Coconut-Derived Surfactants: Provide a sulfate alternative that cleanses without stripping color.
- Lactic Acid: Provides gentle exfoliation and dissolves product buildup.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mine

$49.00

I have been dealing with flaky scalp over 5 years. Tried everything on the market high and low end products. ...Helped with my itchy flaky scalp!...This has definietly helped me with my dry flaky scalp. I don't normally put to much products in my scalp except an oil and it always seems to be flaky.

What it is: An exfoliating, sulfate-free scrub that lifts away impurities and buildup while balancing and soothing an itchy, irritated scalp (whether oily or dry).

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Oiliness
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Detoxifies and removes buildup, oil, and impurities
- Hydrates, balances, and soothes an itchy, irritated, and flaky scalp
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-free™, and made with a proprietary NOVA Complex® that purifies, nourishes, and refreshes

Formulation: Scrub

$25.00

INCREDIBLE Dry Shampoo!...As I have a really dry and flaky scalp, washing my hair too frequently will dry my hair out even more, and this dry shampoo helps me go longer in between washes! ...My new favorite dry shampoo...I think they did a fantastic job with helping my flaky scalp from feeling so dry. I love that it doesn’t leave a white cast and my hair looks and feels great.

What it is: A charcoal-infused dry shampoo that detoxifies, refreshes, and balances for optimal scalp and hair health—plus it comes in nature-friendly, aerosol-free packaging.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Volumizing
- Flaky or Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Refreshes and absorbs excess oil
- Detoxifies and draws out impurities
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-Free™

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Binchotan Charcoal: Detoxifies the scalp and draws out impurities that clog the hair follicle or cause buildup on the scalp.

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