Even if it is a bit on the pricey side, reviewers rave about its ability to stop itchiness in its tracks, leaving you confident to wear black again.
Phyto Phytheol Intense Anti-Dandruff Treatment Shampoo, $26 at Sephora.
Dchow14 from Sephora.com: "I've tried every dandruff shampoo out there (both high and low end), and this is by far the best. Everything I tried never did much to improve my problem, but rather made me develop a dependency on it (if I didn't use it for a few days, my scalp would become unbearably itchy and disgusting). It is the only (product) that actually eliminates my itchiness and flakiness."
RicksRick from Sephora.com: "This product is the best of the best. I have very coarse, very thick, very curly hair and sensitive skin on top of all of that. My scalp gets dry and flaky easily. I tried everything under the sun to get rid of the embarrassing dandruff I was experiencing. Nothing worked to heal my scalp until I happened upon this awesome product!"
Sick of constantly scratching your head? This product eliminates dandruff and relieves your dry scalp by giving your strands some much-needed moisture (without looking like a greaser). All you need is three minutes in the shower and this fresh scent lather will have your dandruff under control.
AG Hair Control Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $24 at Ulta
Jean from Ulta.com: "I have been suffering from dandruff for a long time. I tried everything and this worked after three tries. I also have greasy hair, so it's actually working on that as well. Excellent product!"
Riya from Ulta.com: "I had pretty bad dandruff, and this shampoo reduced it to a minimal amount in 3 washes (every other day). I have long hair, so I use this on my scalp only, and a regular shampoo for the ends, because this shampoo is drying and it is pricey. I had to add an extra step to my hair care regimen - a nourishing product like macadamia oil because of the drying effect, but I don't mind if it means no dandruff."
For the ladies who get their hair colored regularly and find themselves with a bit of dandruff, this product is perfect for keeping your color bright and vibrant, and your scalp healthy and itch-free. Thanks, Kenra, for always delivering.
Kenra Professional Dandruff Shampoo, $15 at Ulta
Jocey from Ulta: "I would definitely recommend this product! I used it two times a week for just one week and my dandruff was GONE. Plus, it doesn't dry out your hair."
jo from TotalBeauty: "I have been using this for about 2-3 weeks now. I was in a vicious cycle of itchy scalp, dry scalp, and oily hair that I had to wash daily. I had bad dandruff that required me to wash everyday. This has helped me so much! I don't have any flakes in my scalp even after a few days, and helps get rid of a lot of oil. The itchiness has gone away a lot as well."
There's honestly nothing better than products with a dual purpose. This shampoo not only strips away dandruff, but it also removes built up residue from the products you've caked in your hair throughout the week. Even your scalp needs a little detox. Plus, its perfect for ladies with extra thick hair.
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Dandruff Control Shampoo, $13.49 at Amazon
cupcakes&wine from Ulta: "I wish I had found out about this product sooner. I've always used another brand for itchy scalp or dandruff. I wash my hair about every other day or two. This stuff works -- plain and simple. Works better than anything I've tried and it's all natural."
Lauren from TotalBeauty: "Great for thick, coarse hair! Made my hair feel so soft even before adding conditioner. The lather isn't that great but some shampoos don't have a high lather. Smells amazing!"
Need a little spa treatment while you lather up? The cooling mint aroma will target your dandruff and help you relax as you wash your problems (particularly hair-related) down the drain. Mmmm.
Matrix Biolage Scalpsync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $19.93 at Amazon
girlgoneULTAcrazy from Ulta: "I had awful dandruff and an itchy scalp. I have tried a lot of different things, but I felt a difference the first time I used it, and it smells good too."
BrieB from TotalBeauty: "I get flakes during season changes, or in extreme weather (hot or cold), and this shampoo clears everything up in a matter of a couple days. I color my hair, and this is safe for that -- as well as is gentle, hydrating and cleanses the scalp of all leftover product residue. Awesome value, and awesome product by Matrix Biolage!"
Scared to itch your scalp for fear of flaking? No worries, this product is especially designed to fight flake fallout and puts hydration back into your dry scalp.
Redken Dandruff Control Shampoo, $15 at Amazon
Jenny913 from Totalbeauty: "I have tried so many products that just did not work! I thought something was seriously wrong with my poor scalp! I was ready to finally give up but I read some good reviews on this product, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! It has a clean smell, makes my hair so soft, and (the best part) it really works on dandruff!"
mrswlv from Totalbeauty: "I have tried a lot of other dandruff shampoos which either smelled like medicine or left my scalp oily. This product is the first that I have tried that has done neither. Help has arrived."
Head & Shoulders
Scalps and wallets rejoice! The search for the perfect drugstore solution to dandruff has officially ended. If you're suffering from an itchy and flaky scalp, this shampoo eliminates your sorrows and even gives your hair some life for a night out on the town. How nice is that?
Head & Shoulders Extra Volume, $5.99 at Amazon
ckmommy from Totalbeauty: " I tried this for the first time last week after using my expensive shampoo for months, and I got so many compliments. Everybody asked what I had done to my hair because it looked so shiny and thick."
OhMandy from Totalbeauty: "This one is very moisturizing and gives your hair a lift and shine, along with controlling the dandruff. Plus, it smells very nice! No reason to spend more if you have the average case of dandruff. It works and leaves you with great hair."
While dandruff is extremely common, there’s nothing more embarrassing than itching your scalp only to discover that your hair looks like you’ve been frolicking out in the snow — yikes. And there’s nothing worse than having to go through your day with an itchy and burning scalp. Luckily, the quick solution for how to get rid of dandruff starts (and hopefully ends) in the shower. For the ladies suffering from the annoyance that is dandruff, here’s your go-to list for the best dandruff shampoos out there.