Let’s be real, it’s embarrassing to be caught scratching the little white flakes out of your itchy scalp in a crowded public space. Oily scalp, excessive accumulation of dead skin cells or pH imbalance can cause those annoying snowflakes to form on your scalp. These little white flakes are also known as dandruff, and fortunately, it’s treatable.
If you suffer from dandruff, this article is here to help you with some of the best dandruff treatments to relieve your scalp.
Best for colored hair
Price from SGD11.90
The EverFresh Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner has a gentle and sulfate-free formula which means your dyed hair will stay vibrant longer. With 1% pyrithione zinc, it can help to alleviate any itchiness, dryness or flakiness on your scalp and fight dandruff.
Prefer a more natural, ayurvedic route to treating dandruff? Give argan oil a shot! This dry oil is lightweight and nourishing while being effective in eliminating dandruff. It can help rebalance the oils on your scalp and protect it as well as soothe any scalp dryness or irritation.
Best aloe vera dandruff treatment
Price from SGD13.52
Aloe vera is well known for its healing and calming properties, making it the perfect ingredient to soothe and treat your irritated and flakey scalp. Formulated with aloe vera and salicylic acid, the Aloe Vera Hair and Scalp Tonic can regulate oil production and fight bacteria to eliminate dandruff.
Best for curly hair
Price from SGD14.90
Keep your curly locks bouncy and airy with Innisfree’s My Hair Recipe Anti Dandruff Treatment. The silicone-free formula prevents your hair from losing its shine and volume while being effective in fighting dandruff. This treatment gently lifts up the gunk, dead skin cells and dandruff from your scalp and hydrates it.
If your child complains of an itchy scalp, then it’s time to consider using a medicated shampoo. The Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains Piroctone Olamine to eliminate dandruff and heal irritated scalp. Rest assured, the gentle formula has a pH level of 5.5 and is soap-free, alkali-free and has been clinically tested.
Price from SGD9.05
For a clean and itch-free scalp, consider giving medicated shampoos like the Selsun Blue Anti-Dandruff Shampoo a try. It’s formulated with 1% Selenium Sulfide and menthol to relieve itching, prevent dandruff and regulate oil production on your scalp.
Is your scalp scratched raw because of the itchiness? It happens, and the Sachajuan Scalp Treatment can help nourish and soothe red, irritated areas while tackling those white flakes. Formulated with Piroctone Olamine and Climbazole, this treatment gets rid of dandruff as the rosemary oil and ginger extract regulates the scalp.
If you happen to find white flakes on your baby’s scalp, don’t panic! The Avril Organic Anti-Dandruff Shampoo has a gentle and organic formula that is nourishing yet effective. It uses organic peppermint water, lavender essential oil, marigold extract and aloe vera to combat dandruff, heal irritated scalp and regulate oil production.
Contrary to popular belief, dandruff is commonly caused by an oily scalp instead of a dry scalp, hence why the Anti-Recurrence Dandruff Shampoo by Yves Rocher is effective in reducing dandruff. It’s formulated with pomegranate to deep cleanse the scalp and control oil production to get rid of dandruff for good.
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