Last Updated: December 29, 2022

The 3 Best Dandruff Products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 7 min read

Characterized by dry scalp and flaking skin, dandruff is a real problem for a lot of people. Nothing can get in the way of a good start to the day than a dry, itchy scalp. Then the issue only gets compounded when you put on your favorite black sweater, and it looks like someone shredded parmesan cheese all over it. No amount of lint-rolling can keep up with the appearance of skin flakes on your clothes. You've got things to do, people to see, and you just want to find a way to make it stop.

If you find yourself in an uphill battle against dandruff, don't fret. We've compiled a list of our favorite products, found on Grove, made for fighting the good fight against dry scalp and dandruff. We're bringing you the goods. Take a look at our offerings to rid you of those flakes and hydrate your scalp. Prepare to say goodbye to the dry-scalp itch and flakey bits, and say hello to relief.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Oars + Alps Hydrating Shampoo

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Harnessing ingredients from the sea, this sulfate-free shampoo was formulated for a hydrating yet effective cleanse. Soothe your dry hair and scalp with two ultra-rich sea ingredients, kelp and algae extract.

This classic Fresh Ocean Splash scent leaves you with a refreshing experience. Cleanse hair without stripping with this fresh, hydrating …

12 Oz
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2. Ursa Major Go Easy Shampoo

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Want your showers to be more “easy like Sunday morning?” Try the Ursa Major Go Easy Shampoo. The warm, woodsy aromas of ginger, balsam, and fir envelop you as you massage the lightly-conditioning shampoo into your locks. Go Easy Shampoo promises to both “go easy” on your scalp, and to make your tresses more soft and manageable for you, too.

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8 oz
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3. Tree To Tub Restoring Shampoo for Oily Hair and Flaky Scalp

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Unless you’re going for the greased lightning look, oily hair is not electrifying in a good way. Tree To Tub Dandruff Shampoo for Oily Hair and Scalp can help. The only thing with more potential for embarassment is oily hair with dandruff (and oftentimes, the two can be related). Those pesky little white flakes and excess oil can have a variety of …

8.5 oz
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What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a form of dermatitis — a skin condition marked by irritation, itching, and flaking skin. Dandruff presents itself as a dry scalp and itchy head, accompanied by continuously shedding skin. Dandruff can result from several causes. Poorly hydrated skin, clinical eczema, and excessively oily skin can all bring on dandruff. Dry weather often plays a significant role in causing or perpetuating the scalp condition.

First and foremost, dandruff isn't a dangerous condition. It can be supremely uncomfortable and embarrassing, but if you're experiencing it, there's no threat to you.

What can help get rid of dandruff?

Several natural products can help keep dandruff at bay. If you're predisposed to getting dandruff — for instance, having excessively oily or dry skin — the condition will return if you don't take a routine, regimented approach to taking care of your scalp.

In some cases, only special treatments will help. If you try the following remedies, and none of them prove effective, try a specialized dandruff shampoo. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. You may need a more potent medicated shampoo to get rid of your dandruff.

Here are some home remedies that have helped others relieve themselves of the dry itchies of dandruff. With each treatment, rub into your scalp, leave sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then wash your hair with shampoo as normal:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Aloe vera
  • Coconut oil
  • Baking soda
  • Mixture of 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

Should I wash my hair every day if I have dandruff?

You should definitely shampoo your hair regularly when experiencing dandruff, but the frequency in which people should wash their hair is going to vary from person to person. For some, once a week is sufficient — and washing more often than that might dry the scalp out or cause issues with the hair. Some people need to wash their hair every day. This is especially true of people who experience excessively oily skin and hair. Not keeping the excess oil out promotes the production of the malassezia fungus, which will promote and aggravate dandruff.

Keep in mind, if you're experiencing surface inflammation on the scalp or breaking skin, this is a sign you might have a more serious dermatological condition. If you encounter any of these signs, make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible to help determine the source of the issue.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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