Best Shampoo Treatments for an Itchy Scalp in 2020

Experience our range of cleansing and clarifying treatments to soothe itchy and irritated scalps.

Just like your skin, your scalp experiences dryness and irritation due to a range of causes. Over cleansing, dehydration, intrinsic ageing, and environmental factors can all leave your scalp dry, itchy, and flaky. While no one wants to deal with this awkward problem, it’s a common experience that can become an ongoing battle.

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The answers to scalp problems aren’t always obvious, which is why we’ve put together these guides on scalp care and scalp treatments. Because the key to healthy hair is actually a healthy scalp. If your hair troubles are related to an oily scalp, be sure to have a read through of our Beauty IQ article, Why Is My Scalp So Oily? for some tips and advice on how to treat and manage an oily scalp. If you struggle with dandruff, be sure to check out our guide The 8 Best Anti-Dandruff Shampoos

Dealing with itchiness and dandruff doesn’t have to be an unglamourous experience. Below, we’ve curated a list of shampoos, scrubs, and treatments that work to clarify, exfoliate, and hydrate the scalp. Soothing ingredients not only work to reduce irritation but also make these products luxurious and extremely satisfying to use.

A soothing Sea Salt scrub that’s the perfect remedy for a problematic scalp.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub is an incredible detoxifying scrub that will reset and restore the health of your scalp. Made for sensitive and oily scalps, this scrub helps rebalance the pH of your scalp and remove product build-up, excess oil, and dead skin. This Sea Salt-based formula exfoliates and stimulates the scalp while calming itchiness with cooling Chamomile and nourishing Sweet Almond Oil.

The ability of this scrub to deeply cleanse your hair, giving it that light, bouncy feeling, will leave you completely obsessed. Use weekly as part of a ‘no-poo’ regimen in conjunction with Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask for unrivaled results. There’s a reason why this is an award-winning cult product: it’s truly a scrub like no other.

Exfoliation Scalp Treatment

An intensive leave-in treatment that exfoliates and hydrates the scalp for immediate results.

Exfoliation Scalp Treatment

Sachajuan Scalp Treatment is a lightweight, leave-in lotion that soothes sensitivity and reduces redness. Salicylic Acid exfoliates the scalp to unblock hair follicles and reduce itching. Rosemary Oil, Menthol, and Ginger Extract soothe, revive, and retain moisture in the scalp. This treatment also contains Piroctone Olamine and Climbazole, antifungal agents that work to effectively diminish dandruff if a scalp infection is at the root of your itching and flaking.

As this lotion absorbs quickly, expect fast relief. But rest assured that the formula continues to work overnight to reduce irritation and leave your scalp feeling fresh and clean. Combine with Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo and Sachajuan Scalp Conditioner to boost your treatment and experience truly impressive results.

A balancing leave-in scalp treatment that’s deeply hydrating, nourishing, and luxurious.

Oribe Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment is an ideal scalp remedy for anyone who wants to ditch the dandruff but still wants to keep things luxe. This dermatologist-tested formula contains Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid to lightly exfoliate the scalp. A blend of Cucumber, Chamomile, Aloe, and Rosemary keeps your scalp hydrated and balanced.

A little goes a long way with this treatment. Because it deposits minimal residue, you can confidently use it in between washes on either wet or dry hair. Prepare to indulge in the cooling sensation of Peppermint Oil and Peppermint Leaf Extract in this treatment, which instantly soothe the scalp.

A natural scalp tonic that promotes healthy cell regeneration and boosts the vitality of your hair and scalp.

Dr Hauschka Revitalising Hair & Scalp Tonic is a rich, botanical formula that nourishes and balances the scalp. When your scalp is unbalanced, flakiness and irritation aren’t your only problems. As dandruff and excess oil can block your hair follicles, an improperly balanced scalp can also decrease hair growth, cause hair to lose its lustre and even lead to hair loss.

This tonic utilises Neem Extract, Stinging Nettles, Birch Bark, and Burdock Root to promote cell turnover, keeping the scalp clean and clear. Horse Chestnut and Calendula then work to soothe the scalp while improving its moisture balance. The light tonic sinks in easily when applied to a dry scalp, boosting your hair’s volume and vitality as well as the health of your scalp.

A stimulating scalp conditioner that uses organic ingredients to revive and restore your scalp.

Green People Irritated Scalp Conditioner - Normal/Oily Hair is an intense resurfacing and moisturising conditioner, developed to target all your major scalp concerns. The hero ingredient of this conditioner is Pineapple, which reduces dandruff by diminishing dead skin cells. Using key plant actives Lavender and Rosemary, this formula significantly reduces inflammation, making it ideal for those struggling with scalp eczema and scalp psoriasis.

As well as rebalancing your scalp, this conditioner leaves your hair sleek and smooth. Rich in protein and natural B vitamins, Irritated Scalp Conditioner leaves your hair stronger and smoother with consistent use. Pair with Green People Irritated Scalp Shampoo - Normal/Oily Hair to balance oil production and further promote healthy hair growth.

Refreshing Shampoo

A gentle shampoo suitable for irritated and sensitive scalps in need of nurturing.

Refreshing Shampoo

Klorane Oat Milk Shampoo 200ml is a dermatologist-tested shampoo that uses Oat Milk to soothe and protect. Perfect for nourishing a flaky and inflamed scalp, this gentle shampoo leaves your scalp refreshed and your hair soft and manageable. This shampoo works excellently with other scalp treatments, as it won’t disturb the natural balance of your hair and scalp.

If you want a want a shampoo that will deeply cleanse without stripping, overwhelming, or leaving a residue, Oat Milk Shampoo is an amazing choice. This nurturing shampoo is extremely gentle, making it perfect for fine and thinning hair.

Hydrate Your Dry Scalp

A mild, balancing shampoo that uses Vitamin E to restore moisture to a dry scalp and damaged hair.

Hydrate Your Dry Scalp

Weleda Wheat Balancing Shampoo is a comforting, gentle-cleansing shampoo that rebalances the scalp and boosts moisture. With Wheat Germ Oil, which is rich in antioxidant vitamin E, this shampoo softly soothes yet powerfully protects. This balancing shampoo also contains Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, which calms and tones the scalp, as well as Tea Tree Oil, which has amazing antiseptic qualities.

The crisp scent of Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary, and Copaiba Balm invigorates while this calming wash gently nourishes, keeping your scalp fresh and flake-free. A mild but effective shampoo that powerfully removes dandruff and debris, and promotes scalp health.

Calm Irritation

Hydrate and comfort an irritated and itchy scalp with this light, soothing shampoo.

Calm Irritation

Aesop Calming Shampoo 500ml rescues flaky, dry, and itchy scalps by gently cleansing and calming irritation. Formulated without traditional irritants, this calming shampoo contains purifying Sage Leaf. At the same time, Chamomile Flower, Rosemary Oil, and Lemon Balm soothe and nurture the scalp. This shampoo also provides a satisfying lather, which makes for a luxurious in-shower experience. Not to mention it’s gorgeously scented with a minty and herbaceous aroma.

This natural formula won’t dry out or strip your hair of its natural oils, and instead makes your hair feel hydrated and healthy after washing. A natural and lightweight shampoo that diminishes dandruff, clarifies, and creates a.relaxing, salon-worthy experience.

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