Choosing A Shampoo For Itchy Scalp


If your scalp itch is caused by dandruff, learn more about what causes it and which shampoo can be used as a dry scalp treatment while fighting dandruff at the same time.

Not all itchy scalps are caused by dandruff It’s true, there are many dermatological conditions that can lead to an itchy scalp – some conditions may require treatment by a doctor.

Most of the time, however, these issues are caused by dandruff – and it’s easily treated with the right shampoo for itchy scalp.

Itchy scalps caused by dandruff

Dandruff affects around 1 in 2 people in the world. Apart from visible flaking, the most common symptom is an itchy scalp. The sensitive skin on your scalp becomes irritated, and it responds by shedding the outer layers more quickly, attempting to get rid of dandruff-causing irritants.

This irritation causes an urge to scratch – which we definitely advise against as its been shown to damage the scalp even more.

How to treat an itchy scalp An itchy scalp needs to be treated by a shampoo that:

  • cleans– to rid the scalp of any dirt or grease that could break down into irritating substances

  • calms– to relieve scalp discomfort with instant cooling freshness, containing ingredients like menthol, peppermint and eucalyptus

  • tackles the root cause– to keep the dandruff from coming back and causing scalp itch

The right shampoo for an itchy scalp If you don’t get a shampoo for itchy scalp, your scalp can become more irritated if left untreated. If your scalp itch is caused by dandruff, choose a shampoo that’s clinically proven to keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free1.

Head and Shoulders Cool Menthol Shampoo Our Cool Menthol Shampoo cleans your hair, relieves scalp discomfort and prevents dandruff. The cooling, tingly menthol formula instantly makes the scalp feel revitalized while getting rid of dandruff and calming itchiness.

Head and Shoulders Apple Fresh Shampoo For a healthy, refreshed scalp (and no more itch!), our Apple Fresh Shampoo keeps your scalp healthy and 100% dandruff-free, thanks to two powerful ingredients. Its patented ZPT formula fights dandruff, while the unique Magnetic Lifting Foam technology results in smaller foam which can get deeper into the scalp, lifting away dandruff, oil and easing itch.

Head and Shoulders Lemon Fresh Shampoo If you wash your hair daily, our Lemon Fresh Shampoo is perfect, even on coloured and chemically-treated hair. Infused with a blend of citrus essences, the shampoo purifies scalp while removing oil and fighting dandruff.

With Head & Shoulders, your scalp is protected from irritation and your hair is left clean, dandruff-free and looking beautiful.

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1no visible flakes, with regular use