Having an itchy, irritated scalp equals discomfort all day long, and no one likes that. As much as you are an expert at stopping yourself from scratching, it is even better to invest in a good shampoo that can help curb the issue altogether. By paying a little more attention to your scalp’s condition and selecting the right shampoo formula, you can easily restore back to a healthy, itch-free scalp.

Whether caused by dandruff, dryness or sensitivity, there will be an anti-itch shampoo that suits you perfectly!

1. Clear Men Cooling Itch Control Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Best men's shampoo for flaky scalp

Price from SGD15.70

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Formulated specially to suit men’s hair and scalp, this anti-dandruff shampoo features a blend of 10 nutrients and botanical actives that help curb flaking, itchiness and irritation. It contains eucalyptus, tea tree leaf oil, peppermint leaf extract and more to thoroughly nourish and relieve the scalp, along with zinc pyrithione to address flakiness.

2. Botanist Botanical Shampoo (Moist A)

Best for dry scalp

Price from SGD26.00

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Get healthier scalp and moisturised hair at once with this gentle moisture-boosting shampoo. Made with 90% natural and plant-derived ingredients including jasmine, apricot and sugarcane extract, it softly cleanses dry hair and scalp without stripping natural oils. By helping the scalp maintain a healthy condition, it naturally eases irritation and flakiness.

3. Ryo Hair Loss Shampoo For Oily Scalp

Best for oily scalp and hair loss

Price from SGD19.90

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One of Korea’s best-selling herbal shampoos, this hair loss care formula works by strengthening and restoring scalp health in order to address excessive sebum production, hair loss and other scalp issues. It features Ryo’s patented ginseng extract that helps reinforce hair follicles, along with other herbal ingredients such as pine needle, camellia and green tea to nourish the scalp and relieve scalp stress.

4. Kerastase Bain Riche Dermo- Calm Shampoo

Best for red and sensitive scalp

Price from SGD29.90

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This creamy, hypoallergenic shampoo is ideal for those with sensitive scalp concerns. It is designed to help treat scalp irritations and also nourish dry hair. Ingredients such as calophyllum oil and piroctone olamine work to calm redness and irritation, as well as soothe inflammation and prevent itchiness.

The silicon-free formula also has glycerol to soften the scalp and give an added layer of protection against external aggravation.

5. Pura d'or Premium Organic Scalp Therapy Shampoo

Best natural, sulfate-free shampoo with tea tree oil

Price from SGD48.90

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Using a gentle yet effective blend of natural and organic ingredients, this scalp therapy shampoo helps to overcome flaky, itchy and dry scalp conditions. Ingredients such as argan oil, tea tree oil, nettle, thyme and more, revitalises the scalp to encourage a healthier scalp environment. It is suitable for daily use, even for those with sensitive scalps.

6. Head & Shoulders Sub-zero Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Best drugstore shampoo for dandruff

Price from SGD10.95

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Let this incredibly cooling shampoo deliver instant relief whenever you wash your hair. The anti-dandruff formula effectively targets dandruff and flakiness. Moreover, the intensive cooling sensation will help keep the scalp from feeling itchy.

7. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo - Stubborn Itch

Best medicated shampoo - suitable for scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis

Price from SGD24.90

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If you have a more severe scalp condition and require a shampoo that can help manage highly sensitive and inflamed skin, then try this Neutrogena shampoo. It is formulated with 0.5% coal tar, which can suppress fungal growth, reduce inflammation and even help reduce sebum production. The cooling menthol formula also provides itch relief, and it is gentle enough for daily use.

8. Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo

Best dry shampoo

Price from SGD35.00

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Honestly speaking, itching is a sign of an irritated scalp and you should be avoiding dry shampoos. However, if you absolutely need a quick fix for bad hair days, then this is a worthwhile option.

The vegan formula is free of the many harmful chemicals that may aggravate the scalp. It has nutrient-rich natural ingredients that support healthy scalp and hair care, and will not cause itchiness.

9. OUAI Repair Shampoo

Best for colored hair

Price from SGD42.00

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This colour-safe shampoo helps repair both damaged hair and dry scalp. Its formula will help strengthen and fortify chemically-treated, breakage-prone hair. It includes botanical ingredients such as tamarind seed extract, ginger root extract and more that help soothe and relieve dry and itchy scalps.

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