There is nothing more annoying than a dry and flaky scalp. It’s not only embarrassing to have flakes all over your hair, but it can also be very itchy and uncomfortable. The reasons cause dry scalp can vary from whether to chemical treatments and certain skin conditions. Whatever the reason is we always believe that the best remedy is the natural one (cause who has a better solution than mother nature?!). So let’s take a look at our 5 best natural shampoos for dry scalp.
- 1 5 Best Natural Shampoos For Dry Scalp:
- 1.0.1 PURE Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set
- 1.0.2 Puriya Sulfate Free Anti Dandruff Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil. 16 oz
- 1.0.3 Christina Moss Naturals Hair Shampoo For Dry Hair and Dry Scalp
- 1.0.4 Winter Blend Natural Mint Shampoo and Conditioner Set
- 1.0.5 Tea Tree Shampoo for Moderate Dandruff with Argan, Jojoba and Organic Lavender
- 1.1 What causes a dry scalp?
- 1.2 Symptoms of the dry scalp:
- 1.3 How to treat Dry Scalp
- 1.4 Final Words
5 Best Natural Shampoos For Dry Scalp:
|PURE Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set|
|Puriya Sulfate Free Anti Dandruff Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil|
|Christina Moss Naturals Hair Shampoo For Dry Hair and Dry Scalp|
|Winter Blend Natural Mint Shampoo and Conditioner Set|
|Tea Tree Shampoo for Moderate Dandruff|
If you truly believe in the benefits of argan oil treating dry scalp and hair then this Pure shampoo and conditioner set is for you. Argan oil is high in vitamin E and antioxidants, that helps to treat dry scalp, reducing skin inflammation, preventing dryness, and strengthens hair follicles.
Keep in mind that your hair will have an argan oil smell, which I personally enjoy, but I know some of you have different views. Also, like many natural shampoos, this Pure Argan Oil Shampoo is a little difficult to rinse as it doesn’t lather as much as regular drugstore shampoos. But the mostly positive reviews by customers can attest to this product efficiency, as many of them reported a great improvement with their scalp dryness and flakiness.
- Safe for color treated hair.
- Helps control and smooth frizzy hair.
- The set contains large shampoo and conditioner bottle (26.5 oz each).
- Difficult to rinse out.
Puriya Anti Dandruff shampoo is USA made all-natural shampoo, that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is PH balanced. Its herbal blend of tea tree, arnica, sage, and rosemary contains potent antifungal properties that effectively stop scalp itching and flaking while adding moisture and nutrients to your dry scalp and hair. This shampoo is safe all hair types, including color-treated hair. It’s even safe for kids, as it’s allergies and irritation-free. This shampoo for dry scalp is also is fragrance-free so it mostly smells like a tea tree, which some customers didn’t like. So, keep that in mind If you are not a big fan of the tea tree odor.
Overall, the Puriya Anti Dandruff shampoo has wonderful customers reviews, as many customers reported that within a few washes their scalp was significantly more hydrated and it stopped flaking and itching. Yet, some customers haven’t experienced a significant change after using this shampoo, but they did praise this company’s customer service for addressing their issue and honoring their 180 days of money-back guarantee.
- Made from a proprietary herbal blend of Tea Tree, Arnica, Sage, and Rosemary.
- Gentle for daily use.
- Suits all hair types including color treated hair.
- Made in the USA.
- 180-days money back guarantee.
- Has a slightly medicinal smell.
- Not pocket-friendly compared to other products.
Christina Moss naturals shampoo is an environmentally friendly, cruelty-free product that uses vegan formula. The 5 main ingredients are organic coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera, shea butter, and rosemary. The all natural component allows you to gently and thoroughly wash and nourish your hair without stripping, drying out or leaving build-up in your hair. Christina Moss Naturals’ shampoo suits all hair types, including color treated hair, and it’s hypoallergenic, which makes it safe even for children.
The Christina Moss Naturals’ Shampoo comes in an 8 oz BPA free bottle, which might seem too small for its price. But customers who have used this shampoo, reported it lathers extremely well, so it requires only a small amount to clean thoroughly your hair.
- Contains gentle essential oils, fatty acids, and plant extracts.
- Hypoallergenic and baby safe.
- Suits all hair types including color treated hair.
- No animal testing and vegan formula.
- Produces a very full lather.
- Money-back guarantee if unsatisfied.
- Higher price point.
Maple Holistics is a well-known company with a wide range of essential oil based shampoos. One of their most popular is the Winter Blend Natural Mint Shampoo and Conditioner Set, that is not only sulfates, paraben, and silicone free, but it is also cruelty-free.
The Winter Blend shampoo and conditioner are powered by 5 mint essential oils: Peppermint, Spearmint, Wild mint, Bergamot Mint, and Eucalyptus Mint. Those 5 essential oils contain antibacterial properties that not only provide a cooling sensation but, also penetrate and cleanse the scalp and help fight flaking and hair loss. Winter Blend’s other component are Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera that works in synergy with mint to re-energize scalp and reduce itching and flaking.
Customers praise this shampoo and conditioner set for its refreshing sense and its ability to deep cleaning and reducing dandruff from the scalp. Yet, some customers reported it stripped the color of their dyed hair. Another common complaint about the Winter Blend Set was regarding its price compared the size of the bottles which is only 8 oz for each bottle. But many costumers admitted the shampoo and conditioner are concentrated enough so they didn’t need much and it cleans their hair.
- Helps in reducing dandruff & hair loss.
- Mild enough for those with sensitive skin and color treated hair.
- Cooling effect.
- Money-back guarantee if unsatisfied.
- Some customers reported it stripped the color of their dyed hair.
Another product by Maple Holistic, that is efficient with treating an itchy and dry scalp is the Tea Tree Shampoo. The tea tree shampoo not only contains tea tree oil but also, jojoba, argan, rosemary, and lavender oil. Those oils are beneficial in moisturizing and hydrating the scalp and hair follicles while eliminating itch and flakes. Its natural component is also beneficial in stimulating new hair growth and protecting the sheen and gloss of your luscious locks while ensuring they’re soft and frizz free.
Like all Maple Holistics’ products, the winter blend set is paraben, silicone, sulfates, and cruelty-free. What is unique about this Maple Holistics’ shampoo
Most customers, who have used this product, reported it was extremely efficient in moisturizing their scalp, reducing itchiness and eliminating dandruff. While the extra strong fresh sense of this shampoo can prevent hair lice and is pleasant for most of its users some customers didn’t like the strong smell on tea tree oil. Also, keep in mind that the company recommends to shampoo twice while leaving it in your hair for several minutes. So if you’re not willing to add extra steps to your hair wash regime, you should probably try a different product.
- 98% organic.
- Tea tree, argan, jojoba, and other essential oil benefits.
- Moisturizes the skin and hair follicles and eliminating flakings.
- Also beneficial in preventing hair thinning, hair lice and frizzy hair.
- Safe for colored hair.
- The tea tree oil smell might bother you.
- Requires to shampoo twice while leaving it in your hair for several minutes.
What causes a dry scalp?
Weather change: Hot and cold environment can cause dry skin as well as dry scalp. Most people experience dry and flaky scalp during the winter when the air is dryer and we are more exposed to heating appliances that produce dry air. Other have dry scalp during hot weather due to too much sun exposer.
Exposure to harsh chemicals: Many hair products contain ingredients that are harsh on the skin and can cause scalp irritation and dry out the scalp. This is why It’s better to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals such as sulfate, silicone, paraben and artificial fragrance.
Over washing: You can cause dry scalp due to excessive washing. When you over wash your hair you can strip your scalp of its natural oils, which can lead to a dry and flaky scalp as well as dry and brittle hair.
Skin conditions: Dry scalp can be caused by different skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, psoriasis, and fungal infections. Those skin conditions are often mixed up with dry scalp, due to their similar symptoms, which are falling flakes and an itchy scalp. But all those skin conditions are different from dry scalp and require doctor consult for treatment.
Symptoms of the dry scalp:
- Small and dry flakes
- Itchy scalp
- Dry skin on other parts of the body
How to treat Dry Scalp
Choose the right hair products: Try to avoid hair products that contain alcohol, synthetic perfumes, and harsh chemicals like sulfates, as they can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause dry scalp and hair.
Don’t over wash your hair: Avoid shampooing and conditioning your hair every single day, it’s better to wash your hair every 2 or 3 days to prevent scalp dry out.
Avoid over styling: using too much gel, spray, mousse can clog up your pores. Also use less hot styling tools like a hair dryer and hair straightener, as its excessive heat can dry out your hair and scalp.
Avoid hot water: Wash your hair with cool to warm water, as hot water will make you lose more moisture.
Protect your scalp: As we mentioned before, extreme hot or cold weather can dry your scalp. During the hot summer months, it’s a good idea to wear a hat in order to prevent sunburn your scalp and wear a beanie during the winter to protect your scalp from the cold winds.
Massage your scalp: When you wash your hair, use your fingertips or a scalp massage brush to massage the shampoo into your scalp. This will lift the dead skin cells off of your scalp more easily and will stimulate blood circulation in your scalp.
Seek help: If you find yourself unable to control flaking and itch with over-the-counter products, see a doctor about other treatments you can try.
We hope you find our tips and list of best natural shampoos for dry scalp useful. If you tried one of these products, or have any tips on how to treat dry scalp, feel free to tell us about them in the comments.