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Shampoo for itchy scalp: choose wisely

If your scalp itch is caused by dandruff, learn more about what causes it and which shampoo can calm your scalp and clean your hair.

Dandruff affects around 1 in 2 people in the world. Apart from visible flaking, the most common symptom is an itchy scalp. The sensitive skin on your scalp becomes sensitive, and it responds by shedding the outer layers more quickly, attempting to get rid of dandruff-causing substances.

This sensitivity causes an urge to scratch – which we advise against as it’s been shown to damage the scalp even more.

Understanding the Causes of an Itchy Scalp 

An itchy scalp can result from various factors, including:

Dry Skin: Insufficient moisture on the scalp can lead to itching and flaking.

Dandruff: Most itchy scalps, however, are caused by dandruff – and it’s easily treated with the right shampoo.

Product Build-Up: The accumulation of hair products and residue on the scalp can cause sensitivity.

Scalp Infections: There are many dermatological conditions that can lead to an itchy scalp – some conditions may require treatment by a doctor.

Read more abou itchy scalp causes and treatment

Selecting the right shampoo is critical for addressing the root cause of your itchy scalp. The wrong shampoo can exacerbate the problem, while the right one can offer relief and promote scalp health.

  • Cleans – to rid the scalp of any dirt or grease that could break down into bothersome substances

  • Calms – to relieve scalp discomfort with instant cooling freshness, containing ingredients like peppermint, eucalyptus and tea treeessence

  • Tackles the root cause – to keep the dandruff from coming back and causing scalp itch

An itchy scalp can become more sensitive if left untreated. If your scalp itch is caused by dandruff, choose a shampoo that’s clinically proven to keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free*.

Our Instant Relief Shampoo and Itchy Scalp 2-in-1 clean your hair, relieve scalp discomfort and preventdandruff. The cooling formula with tea tree essence and peppermint instantly makes the scalp feel revitalised and gets rid of dandruff and itch worries.

With Head & Shoulders, your scalp is protected and your hair is left clean and looking beautiful.

Read more about itchy scalp.