shampoos for flaky scalp

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If you have flaky, itchy scalp, you may be wondering what the cause is and how to fix it. There are a number of factors that can cause this problem, including dryness, sensitivity, and over- or under-washing. One thing is for sure: You don't want to continue to deal with flakes if you can help it. Here are some shampoos that will help keep your healthy.

$42.00

I’ve been trying every kind of scalp/dandruff shampoo out there (even straight coconut oil hair soaks) and nothing works.. ...From the first time I used this product, I noticed a reduction in dandruff flakes and greasiness. I used to use Head...Way better than drug store dandruff shampoos...BEST Scalp/Dandruff Shampoo EVER!!

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

$40.00

Overall I do love this product I have used on my body and my scalp, I do tend to get dry and flaky scalp so this did help rid the dead skin while also moisturizing my scalp Simultaneously....Where I was most impressed was using it as a scalp scrub. I deal with dry and flaky scalp and this product made such an improvement for me after just one use.

What it is:A St. Barts-scented deep-cleansing sugar scrub that exfoliates product buildup from your scalp while visibly smoothing out and nourishing dry skin.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sugar Crystals: Gently exfoliate the scalp and body while supporting microcirculation.
- Panthenol and Glycerin: Improve skin moisture.
- Coconut Oil: Fatty acid that nourishes the scalp and body.

Fragrance Description: Fly a-OUAI to St. Barts with this scent that has notes of dragon fruit, orange blossom, tuberose, and Baltic amber. Use to prep skin for a real beach day, a spray tan, or just to transport yourself out of your shower for a minute.

$20.00

I have fine hair but am very prone to dry, flaky scalp which makes it difficult to find products that provide enough moisture without weighing down my hair. ...My scalp was A MESS when I was trying to find a sulfate free shampoo.

What it is: A non-stripping shampoo light enough for daily use but tough enough to remove a week's worth of buildup to promote healthy scalp


Hair Type: Medium and Thick


Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily


Hair Concerns:
- Flaky/Dry Scalp
- Scalp Buildup
- Curl Enhancing

$29.00

It significantly reduced my dandruffs and my scalp feels really clean after using it!...My dry scalp, and a combination of product residue, create dandruff.

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

The cooling feeling is so relieving on my scalp and I love that it exfoliates your scalp to help get rid of any dryness or flakes. ...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.

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.

What Else You Need to Know: I

Bumble and bumbleSeaweed Shampoo

ITEM: 2659142

Size: 33.3 oz / 1000 ml

95 Reviews

$103.00

I have bad dandruff and decided to give this a try and within a week I have seen major improvement in my scalp. ...I'd really like to find a scalp balancing shampoo that actually cleanses the hair.

What it is: A gentle, lightweight shampoo that washes away excess oil and product buildup to help balance scalp moisture.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Fine and Medium

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

Key Benefits:
- Balances scalp moisture
- Gentle and non-stripping formula
- Adds shine

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

What Else You Need to Know: This gentle shampoo is formulated for all hair types seeking lightweight, balanced moisture for scalp and strands. It’s especially suite

$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

$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

$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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