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Best Shampoo for Itchy Scalp

If you have an itchy scalp it could mean you are suffering from dandruff. Nothing to be ashamed about; more than half of the population suffers from a need to itch and it can be caused by a myriad of triggers.

What Causes an Itchy Scalp?


Oily scalp leads to itching, as does a dry scalp. Weather conditions, the wrong shampoo, hair products, illness and stress can all create an environment for a very itchy scalp. It seems almost unavoidable. However, there are preventative measures you can take to subdue the need to itch.

What’s the Best Treatment?


We’ve found that the best dandruff treatment for scalp with an itch problem is to tackle the symptom at its source. That means you need to find a medicated and therapeutic shampoo you trust to reduce skin build-up, soothe irritation and hydrate scalp. Different active ingredients tackle different problems so it’s important to rotate several products and hit all your marks.

What’s the Best Shampoo for Itchy Scalp?


Since there are various causes for an itchy scalp we recommend the Denorex® Complete Kit; our dermatologist recommended full dandruff treatment system. It includes Extra Strength Denorex® Shampoo + Conditioner, Therapeutic Denorex® Maximum Itch Shampoo + Conditioner and Zincon Medicated Dandruff Shampoo. By using all three therapeutic, medicated shampoos in rotation you receive sporadic topical applications of Salicylic acid, Coal tar, Menthol and Pyrithione zinc; some of the fundamental active ingredients used to treat dandruff and stop itch.

Pyrithione zinc, found in Zincon Medicated Dandruff Shampoo, is an active ingredient found in other brand-name dandruff shampoos. It’s common because it works. It stops scalp itch quickly by attacking the cause of your dandruff problem and keeps flakes at bay.

The salicylic acid formula we use in our Extra Strength Denorex® is a little less common and is particularly effective at removing heavy flakes and scaling. With consistent use it can even prevent outbreaks of dandruff from occurring. Extra Strength is also enriched with provitamin B5 to promote hydrated, shiny hair without having to use a separate conditioner.

Therapeutic Denorex® Maximum Itch is the real game-changer for those with very itchy scalp. It contains the active ingredients Coal Tar and Menthol. Coal Tar penetrates scalp and slows the rapid growth of skin cells that causes itching and flaking. It also restores the skin’s appearance; reducing inflammation and scaling that occurs with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Menthol cools and soothes the scalp creating a light tingling sensation that makes your scalp feel fresh. This shampoo is also enriched with provitamin B5 to condition and hydrate.

To keep that itch at bay, in addition to a new hair care regimen, try to maintain a healthy diet and lower your stress level. Remember, good habits contribute to a full healthy head of hair.