Dandruff is not a pretty sight, and that is something that we all can agree on. Not only does a dry, flaky scalp provide an undesirable look — especially if you have dark hair — but dealing with constant itchiness and irritation can be very uncomfortable, too. That’s why investing in a top-notch dandruff shampoo and conditioner might be a good idea.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a variety of factors can cause dandruff, including sensitivity to hair care products, not shampooing enough, shampooing too often, fungal growth, an irritated, oily scalp and dry skin. And on top of that, the current winter air could be another reason you’re experiencing this incredibly frustrating condition.
The best way to stop dandruff in its tracks is to reach for a hair care system that’s specially formulated to fight flakes and treat an itchy scalp. The only problem is that there are so many products on the market, figuring out the right formula can be a tricky task to master.
To save you from falling down a Google rabbit hole, we’re sharing our top L’Oréal Paris dandruff-fighting products that will rescue your dry scalp. Check out the best dandruff shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment to add to your hair care routine, stat.
1. Best Dandruff Shampoo
Many dandruff shampoos can be super drying on hair, but not the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo. Formulated with neem leaf extract (a known anti-fungal), this shampoo intensely hydrates hair and deeply purifies the scalp of dirt, product build-up and oil — all without stripping hair.
It also contains menthol, which delivers an almost mint-like tingling sensation that leaves your scalp feeling fresh and clean. Bonus: The clarifying shampoo is free of harsh chemicals and is gentle enough to be used on color-treated hair.
Use the shampoo at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. Gently massage it onto your scalp and hair length and then rinse well. Follow with an anti-dandruff conditioner for long-lasting results.
2. Best Dandruff Conditioner
While incorporating an anti-dandruff conditioner into your hair care routine may feel like an unnecessary step, it actually is a must for those struggling to get rid of dandruff.
Try the EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Conditioner. When paired with the shampoo, it works wonders at invigorating the scalp and renewing hydration in dry strands. All hair types can benefit from it, too. So if you’re dealing with dandruff on oily, dry, normal and color-treated hair, you can expect to see amazing results over time.
After shampooing, apply the conditioner to wet hair and massage gently. Leave it on for one to two minutes and rinse.
3. Best Dandruff Treatment
If you want a happy scalp, throw a scalp scrub into your in-shower routine. Show your scalp some extra love with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Scrub.
The scrub is formulated with apricot seed and menthol to purify, exfoliate and remove unwanted product buildup, leaving you with a squeaky-clean head of hair. In addition to treating dandruff, it's also great for color-treated hair and anyone experiencing a dry, flaky or oily scalp.
Whenever you feel like your scalp needs an extra pick-me-up, reach for the scrub. Before shampooing, wet your hair and gently massage the product into your scalp. Rinse thoroughly and follow with the EverPure Scalp Care + Detox shampoo and conditioner.
Written by: Sophie Dweck, Designed by: Crystal Simone
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