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The Best Shampoos to Treat Dandruff: 3K Reviews
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The Best Shampoos to Treat Dandruff: 3K Reviews

Based on 3,458 Influenster Reviews

Oh, dandruff. This scalp condition that causes those pesky flakes is such a pain in the butt. It often makes your scalp itchy and you can't wear black without checking your shoulders in the mirror. Not to mention, it's far worse in the winter! Dry heat destroys scalps and can leave them red, irritated, scaly, and flaky. The loss of skin cells is normal to your skin's life cycle, but excessive flaking is a common problem that millions of people face. This condition can also rear its ugly head as a form of eczema, called seborrheic eczema.

We don't want you to have to deal with this topical issue, which is why we've rounded up a list of the best shampoos to treat dandruff, based on thousands of Influenster reviews.

P.S. In case you haven't heard, it's Beauty Awards and we're looking for the best shampoo out there. Does your favorite dandruff shampoo make the cut? Review it so it has a chance to be considered for this year's winner.

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Relief Head & Shoulders Instant Relief 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner with Tea Tree Essence
BY HEAD & SHOULDERS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
This is the perfect on-the-go product because it's two products in one! Keep this in your gym locker to save time and have a healthy scalp.
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Jessica N. said...
I really liked this 2-in-1 with the Tea Tree added. Because of using lots of hair styling products I need a shampoo that helps remove buildup and relieves a dry scalp. This lathers up easily and I can actually feel it hydrating and working right into my scalp. The best bonus is that on top of relieving a dry scalp it leaves hair shiny and healthy. ...read more
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Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
BY NIZORAL
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars83%
  • 4 Stars13%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (60 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $19.99
Use Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo twice a week to fight dandruff outbreaks. It contains Ketoconazole 1% which will control any scaling.
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Amy C.Amy C. said...
I used this product in place of my usual dandruff shampoo for three weeks and decided that I really did love the results! Not only did I have to use it less than my other shampoo, only twice a week instead of every other day, but it didn't make my hair feel dry or straw-like afterwards. I like that it has a soapy, clean smell with not much of a fragrance. I felt I was able to style my hair and wear a fragrance over it without worrying about any kind of a 'dandruff shampoo/medicinal' smell to hide. I did not have to use much to get a good lather going which is also a plus because you know that the amount you use twice a week will make the bottle last a long time. I would recommend to people who are limited to less time to treat their dandruff or for people like me who are sick of treating it too frequently! ...read more
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L'Oreal Paris Ever Fresh Anti Dandruff Shampoo
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star4%
4.2 / 5 (235 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $7.99
L'Oréal Paris Ever Fresh Anti Dandruff Shampoo has been clinically tested to control dandruff, and bonus–it's gentle on color with a lovely lilac scent.
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Holly S.Holly S. said...
I do not drink a lot of water and use very hot water during my showers, so dry skin, especially now during the winter, is my top beauty concern. Before using EverFresh products, my scalp was flaky and I could feel build-up in certain areas. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, and used it twice a week, as suggested on the bottle. On the very first day I used the EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, Shampoo and Conditioner combo, I had no flakes! As I felt around my scalp with my fingertips, I no longer felt any build-up. This Shampoo smells amazing, too! Most anti-dandruff products smell like chemicals, but this smells of indian lilac. It is more efficient at ridding my scalp of flakes than competitor brands! I would never go back to my other anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner after using this combo of products, and would highly recommend it to any one suffering from flakes. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own. ...read more
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Mane 'n Tail Anti-Dandruff Daily Control Shampoo
BY MANE N TAIL
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.2 / 5 (2,102 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.19
Mane 'n Tail Anti-Dandruff Daily Control Shampoo helps relieve itching and flaking with nourishing olive oil.
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Sam R.Sam R. said...
I cannot live without this shampoo and the conditioner! My hair has drastically become longer and softer plus, since I have eczema, the anti dandruff soothes my itchy scalp. I would recommend to everyone and anyone! ...read more
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Redken Dandruff Control Shampoo
BY REDKEN
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars58%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (45 reviews)
Redken's Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo is dermatologist-tested and leaves your scalp clarified and relieved.
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Alicja K.Alicja K. said...
I have really bad dandruff at times from using dry shampoo and i always go to this when my scalp is acting up. I love this shampoo, it doesn't have an awful smell like some other dandruff shampoos and it also lathers nicely after rinsing and repeating. I will definitely be repurchasing. ...read more
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Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff Shampoo
BY EQUATE
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star5%
4.3 / 5 (39 reviews)
You can grab Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff Shampoo from the drugstore for less than $5!
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Erika C.Erika C. said...
I have to start off by saying that I have oily hair/scalp and I battled with dandruff for a long time until I started using this Equate shampoo. I have tried Head and shoulders but that did not work for me. I highly recommend this to anybody with oily hair. I also don't put conditioner on my scalp only at the ends because it makes me greasier if I use it on my scalp. This Everyday Clean was the one that worked for me I tried the Equate 2 in 1 and it didn't work for me. ...read more
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Selsun Blue Medicated with Menthol Dandruff Shampoo
BY SELSUN BLUE
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars9%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (57 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $9.79
Not only does Selsun Blue prevent seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, it softens your hair.
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Elizabeth C.Elizabeth C. said...
I have dry skin. I'm not sure if my scalp being even dryer than usual had anything to do with the winter, but my scalp was bad. I was embarrassed. My cousin who's in hair school suggested I try this and the first week I used it twice and it helped my scalp tremendously! And I now use it once a week and that works for me. My scalp is no longer dry, flaky or itchy. I didn't use the shampoo for two weeks and noticed my scalp flaking badly again. The scent smells a bit medicated but after washing and drying my hair it smells nice. This is my scalp saver! ...read more
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Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo + Pyrithione Zinc
BY DOVE
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (682 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $5.99
With a pH balanced formula and a coconut and shea butter scent, Dove Dermacare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo + Pyrithione Zinc reduces redness and hydrates the scalp.
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Christina W.Christina W. said...
I can't say enough positive things about this shampoo, most importantly everyone should give it a try. First I will point out that I have seasonal dandruff. In the winter my scalp is so flaky and its only gotten worse and worse every year, and takes longer and longer to heal as we reach spring. I normally stray away from dandruff treating products because they usually leave my hair greasy as all heck! Dove has really figured it out with this formula! The shampoo is a unique consistency, it comes out of the bottle looking like melted marshmallow fluff. There is practically no scent, maybe a warm note I suppose. I love this shampoo because it creates such a rich lather, it really lifts at the root to get straight to the scalp where you need it! I let my hair air dry and have always experienced amazing results! Not to mention my waves are no more defined and evenly hydrated! Now I know it's not winter now, so as I previously stated I am not experiencing any issues with dandruff at this moment. However! I received this voxbox so this has been my experience with it thus far and I am 100% reaching for this again when winter and that pesky dandruff presents its annual hello and I recommend you to do the same and give it a try! ...read more
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