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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.

Bumble and bumbleSeaweed Shampoo

ITEM: 1269992

Size: 8 oz/ 236 mL

230 Reviews

$30.00

This shampoo has saved my scalp...Normal. No itch, no dandruff. I used Bb tonic shampoo once and then the Seaweed shampoo every other day or so since and for the past few weeks I have had a completely normal and healthy scalp. ...helps with itchy scalp...I read reviews on how this shampoo helps with itchy and flaky scalps. I decided to purchase and try it.

What it is:
A mild, moisturizing cleanser made with marine extracts from the great green seas.

What it does:
This shampoo for normal hair nourishes without adding weight, leaving hair clean—but not stripped—shiny, and fresh. Formulated with marine seaweed, spirulina, and kelp, it feeds roots, adds shine, and keeps scalps happy.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product works for all hair types and is compatible with color-treated hair. For best results, follow with Seaweed Conditioner.

$42.00

Perfect for flaky scalp with a cool sensation...This product is the best choice for dry and flaky scalps like mine. I use it in every other wash and it leaves my scalp with a very cool and minty sensation. ...My Scalps Best Friend!...First of all, love a cruelty free brand! This Scalp Revival Shampoo is my scalps best friend! I’ve used samples if this before , & this giant jar makes me heart so happy.

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

itchy scalp relief...Game changer for itchy scalps for sure. My hair has also never felt softer or cleaner. ...I also used it and I have an oily scalp. This helped reduce my oiliness a lot. Definitely recommend for dry scalp and even oily scalps

What it is: A cleanser with sea salt and tea tree oil that exfoliates dandruff product buildup and dead skin cells while restoring hair's oil balance.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

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

Key Benefits:
- Deeply cleanses and exfoliates
- Soothes scalp
- Restores balance to scalp

Highlighted Ingredients:
- California Sea Salt: Scrubs away buildup and flakes from the scalp and hair.
- Tea Tree Oil: Alleviates dryness while providing a cooling sensation.
- Sugar Cane: Nourishes, heals, and maintains moisture.

$46.00

Pretty good for congested scalps!...I have a very dry and flaky scalp and this helps really de-gunk and clean my scalp prior to shampoo to wash away all my flakes.

What it is: A pre-shampoo to deeply cleanse hair and revitalize scalp that is made with charcoal, hyaluronic acid, and abyssine, to gently remove pollution particles.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Deeply cleanses scalp and hair
- Removes pollution particles
- Helps promote a balanced scalp

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes and hydrates hair and scalp.
- Vitamin E: Protects from external aggressors.
- Abyssine: Invigorates and regenerates hair for added bounce.

What Else You Need to Know: Attain healthy-looking hair starting at the scalp. Charcoal

OribeSerene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

ITEM: 2438182

Size: 8.5 oz/ 250 mL

88 Reviews

$46.00

Healed my scalp!...After struggling with an extremely dry, flaky scalp (and a few scabs because of it), working my way through Nizoral and other dandruff shampoos, I finally determined the hard water in my shower was the cause. ...Perfect for Dry Scalp...I have been dealing with flaky, itchy scalp for years. I’ve long suspected I have a combo of dandruff and dry skin, and most dandruff shampoos (that treat the fungal issue) dry out your scalp even more.

What it is: A purifying shampoo formulated with salicylic acid that fights flakes while soothing an itchy, irritated, dry scalp.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Color Safe
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Combats flakiness
- Relieves dryness and visibly reduces redness
- Visibly rejuvenates the hair and scalp

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates to address flakiness while alleviating the feeling of itchiness and irritation.
- Bilberry Fruit and Sugar Maple Extracts: Soothe the scalp while protecting against free-radical damage.

$38.00

I think this is the perfect scrub for the scalp because it’s gentle enough while still working to remove all the dry flaky skin. ...I have a dry scalp issue. Not dandruff, but no less embarrassing.

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.

$30.00

Gentle and hydrating shampoo that works on flakes!...I have been using this shampoo for at least three months now and it has cleared up 90% of my dry flaky scalp. ...Awesome dandruff shampoo!...I have been suffering from an itchy scalp and dandruff since I was younger and have tried a ton of dandruff shampoos that actually made it worse.

What it is: 1An FDA-approved, sulfate-free shampoo with one percent zinc pyrithione (ZPT) that fights flakes, dandruff, soothes scalp, and leaves hair smooth.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Flaky, Dry Scalp
- Color Safe

Key Benefits:
- Helps fight flakes
- Leaves hair silky soft and smooth
- Safe for color-treated hair

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pyrithione Zinc (OTC 1%): Also known as ZPT, it targets the root cause of dandruff to combat flakes and discomfort.
- Silk Peptides: Strengthen, moisturize, and smooth hair.
- Calendula: Calms and soothes signs of distress.

$20.00

I get dandruff and this washes away all the buildup and helps fight away the flakes until my next wash. ...Clean scalp ✔︎...Great shampoo! I never need more than two washes for a clean scalp and works really well followed by the Melanin conditioner.

What it is: A mineral-rich clarifying black-soap shampoo enhanced with beneficial pro-vitamin B5, butters, and oils for soothing the scalp while hydrating and adding shine to hair.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Shine
- Flaky/Dry Scalp
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Visibly clarifies scalp product buildup
- Soothes and calms the appearance of scalp issues
- Hydrates and increases shine

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tea Tree: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal; helps to visibly remove buildup.
- Peppermint: Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal; soothes and stimulates scalp.

$42.00

My scalps feels amazing and I definitely get less dandruff. ...I have always struggled with a flaky itchy scalp (especially in the wither!) but other dandruff shampoos make my hair so greasy.

What it is: A powerful yet gentle shampoo that harnesses the power of salicylic and lactic acids to address scalp flaking and irritation—without stripping hair of vital moisture and nutrients.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Color Safe
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Fights scalp itching, irritation, redness, and flaking
- Gently purifies and cleanses hair and scalp without stripping away vital moisture or nutrients
- Clean and naturally derived, formulated 6-free™, and made with Briogeo’s proprietary NOVA Complex® to purify and refresh the scalp while nourishing hair

$54.00

New fav scalp scrub...I have a slightly dry scalp and this has helping with the itchiness when I use it weekly. ...My scalp loves this product...My hair/scalp has never felt healthier and cherry on top of all Crown Affair products is the smell.

What it is: A whipped salt-scrub cleanser that gently exfoliates the scalp, lifts buildup, and promotes circulation in support of overall hair health.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Color Safe
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Gently Exfoliates the Scalp Without a Stripping Effect
- Removes Buildup, Dirt, and Debris
- Weightlessly Volumizes Hair

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bolivian Pink Salt: Gently cleanses to remove buildup, debris, and dead skin.
- Coconut-Surfactant System: Creates a richly foaming lather with gentle, eco-friendly ingredients.
- Tsubaki Seed Oil: Weightlessly adds flexibil

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