13 Luxe Dandruff Shampoos That Work
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Just because you have dandruff doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your shampoo. A squeaky clean scalp shouldn’t translate to a soap that feels more medicinal than royale. Because we’ve been there done that and refuse to go back, we’ve rounded up the most luxe dandruff shampoos on the market that we totally swear by. After all, we’re pretty sure Buckingham Palace has always had a ban on flakes.
Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Special Dandruff Shampoo: $30
This game-changing anti-dandruff shampoo is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins, repairing proteins, alpha-hydroxy acids and ultra-hydrating lipids that work to soothe scalps and prevent flakes. Bonus, the gentle yet ultra-riche formula and sleek packaging give us classic princess vibes.
PHILIP KINGSLEY Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo: $40
Originally created for Sir Laurence Olivier, this clinical formulation won’t dry out hair or strip color—99% of people said it cleared their flakes, leaving only a yum apple smell behind.
Matrix Biolage Scalpsync Anti-Dandruff Shampoo: $20
Cleanse and purify thanks to mint and zinc; an innovative formula of Piroctone Olamine removes flakes without compromising shine.
Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo: $11.40
With hundreds of comments toting this prod as a miracle cure-all for scalp issues from dandruff to eczema, it’s definitely worth a try. Pro tip: Leave on for longer (5-10 minutes) for a more intense treatment.
Philip B Anti-Flake II Relief Shampoo: $42.00
Consider dandruff obliterated—tea tree rebalances your scalp while zinc omadine, coal tar, aloe, sage and juniper berry cleanse and protect strands. It’s powerful enough to work on those with psoriasis yet gentle enough for those with damaged hair, and luxe enough to pacify your inner socialite.
Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo: $28
You know how dandruff-shampoo can be chalky and just plain gross? Sachajuan has created the antidote to that. This super premium concoction will clear away any residue or dried out dandruff, infusing scalps with rosemary oil, menthol, salicyclic acid, and our old friend, ginger.
Oribe Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo: $44
Definitely one of the most luxe brand options on any shelf, Oribe’s clarifying shampoo is the detoxifying cleanser we all need. Infused with volcanic ash (of course it is) expect any issues to be literally washed away and replaced by healthy, happy hair.
AESOP Calming Shampoo: $29
Formulated for those with sensitive, dry, itchy and flaky scalps (whew), this is just what the stylist/therapist ordered. Prepare for total hair zen when it comes time to scrub courtesy of AESOP. Pro tip: brush hair dry to dislodge flakes prior to sudsing up to make the most out of your luxe dandruff shampoo experience.
African Black Soap Cleansing Shampoo: $7.94
Black soap is known for its all-natural cleansing properties—so much so that it has basically become a cult phenom for skincare. It turns out it works for dandruff too and Shea Moisture has channeled its powers into this soothing must-have, that’s also infused with vitamin E, aloe, honeysuckle and plantain extract.
Davines Solu Clarifying Solution Shampoo: $33
Antioxidants, amino acids and mineral salts form a luxurious blend that can battle even the toughest flakes.
Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract: $38
This purifying shampoo combines jujube bark and cherry flower extracts for an anti-dandruff tonic fit for a queen. Specifically formulated for those with greasy scalps and dry ends, hair is left soft and touchable as sebum production gets back on track.
IGK Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub: $36
Detox in one easy step with this nutrient rich does-it-all. This cleanser brings hair back to life (it’s great for over-processed, heat-rattled strands too) with ultra-clarifying apple cider vinegar and opulent walnut oil.
R+Co Acid Wash ACV Cleansing Rinse: $32
This 5-star minimal no-poo provides a gentle, purifying cleanse guaranteed to restore moisture, condition your cuticle and replace dull, dandruffy strands with vivid shine.