Seborrheic dermatitis, more commonly referred to as severe dandruff, can happen anytime of year, for a number of reasons: not washing your hair enough, washing your hair too much, using irritating products on your scalp, even your plain ole’ genetics. No matter what the cause, there is a shampoo out there for just about every type of itchy head. If your itch is along the lines of something you should be able to handle with an over-the-counter topical treatment, then we have the shampoo for you. Ultimately you want ingredients that are going to rid your scalp of those friggin’ flakes, while keeping it balanced and healthy. It is possible to have both, so take a look below for some solid seborrheic dermatitis fighters.
Recipe For Men Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – $19
This rich and potent anti-dandruff shampoo is the latest addition to the Swedish brand Recipe For Men. Its winning ingredient, piroctone olamine, is an anti-fungal agent that fights the yeast that actually makes the dandruff atop that head of yours. Add to that an exhilarating, tingly peppermint oil that cools and soothes your scalp and you have a head that looks as good as it feels. For extra relief, follow up with their Anti-Dandruff Cooling Tonic.
Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo – $28
Another shampoo with piroctone olamine, which works in tandem with Climbazole, this option from Sachajuan removes dandruff with ease. That’s not all when it comes to scalp health either — rosemary oil, menthol, salicylic acid, and ginger extract soothe irritated, rubescent scalp to help maintain a healthy moisture balance. After washing, use a conditioner to hydrate, smooth, or add thickness to hair.
Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Extra Strength – $14
This is one of the original dandruff treatments and it still competes with the new guys. T/Gel tingles and smells medicinal, but in a way that you get excited about. There is something about that scent that says “I’m not here for games, I’m here to work.” Coal tar, the star ingredient in this molasses-hued head wash, is shown to control a flaky, itchy scalp hours after it’s been rinsed out, which means those are hours you can go without being worried about flakes falling. If your dandruff is unlike others, not to worry. It’s not only anti-occasional dandruff, it’s anti-seborrheic dermatitis and anti-psoriasis too. Guys, if you’re looking for a bang for your buck, you found it.
Davines Purifying Shamnpoo – $28
Yes, there are a lot of great dandruff shampoos out there, but sometimes you have to break out the big guns. This detoxifying, purifying shampoo from Davines fights microbial attacks and dandruff with selenium sulfide and dandelion root, establishing the optimal environment for hair growth. If you are looking for a pretty intense treatment, lather up and leave on for a few minutes two times a week for three weeks. After that, to keep that healthy scalp healthy, use once a week and follow with a good scalp-treating conditioner.
Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – $44
Oribe is dominating the world of haircare right now, and although many men pass it over due to the pretty pink packaging, back it up, dude. You shouldn’t let that turn you off. Upon further inspection, you’ll notice that this shampoo packs a powerful punch against dandruff. Loaded with with salicylic acid, caffeine, and numerous natural extracts, this shampoo is as tough on dandruff as those harsher guys, but gentle enough to use as often as you need.