The Best Shampoos for a Dry Scalp, According to Real Reviews

Updated 01/03/18

We have winter to thank for a lot of beauty grievances: chapped lips, cracked hands, and one of the more overlooked issues: dry scalp. But for some, dry scalp is a year-round issue, no matter the temperature outside. Stress, poor diet, and other medical conditions like scalp psoriasis may also be to blame for a flaky, itchy head, so if you're in need of sweet, sweet relief, these shampoos (which come highly recommended by real women, by the way) will serve as an almost medicinal treatment. Take a look at the best moisturizing shampoos to soothe your scalp in the gallery!

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo ($28)

This exfoliating shampoo complete with salicylic acid and lactic acid helps rid the scalp of excess flakes and kills any fungi that could be causing dryness and itchiness. It's also packed with rosemary oil, menthol, and ginger extract to soothe irritation for a total spa-like experience.

The hero ingredient in this ultra-moisturizing shampoo is Brazilian babassu oil, which deeply hydrates from roots to ends.

Phyto Phythéol Dry Hair ($26)

This gentle exfoliating shampoo balances the scalp and restores the skin barrier to help prevent future dandruff. 

Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo ($24)

Enjoy the icy-cool properties of this minty shampoo for instant dryness and redness, along with cucumber for added soothing relief.

LivSo Moisturizing Shampoo ($19)

A highly rated choice on Amazon, this ultra-gentle shampoo strengthens the hair and your scalp's barrier for flake-free, lustrous hair.

Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo ($6)

The OG scalp-care shampoo, this formula, fortified with almond oil, helps repair damaged scalps on a budget. It's even safe for color-treated hair. 

Eucerin Calming Ultra Shampoo ($27)

Customers agree: This shampoo helps soothe irritation and stop dandruff in its tracks. Not surprising coming from the brand that's mastered dry-skin relief.

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