Best Shampoos for Itchy Scalp
If you have an itchy scalp it could mean you are suffering from dandruff. Nothing to be ashamed about; more than half of the population suffers from a need to itch and it can be caused by a myriad of triggers.
What Causes an Itchy Scalp?
Both an oily and dry scalp can lead to itching. Weather conditions, the wrong shampoo, hair products, illness and stress can all create an environment for a very itchy scalp. It seems almost unavoidable. There are, however preventative measures you can take to subdue the need to itch.
What’s the Best Treatment?
We’ve found that the best dandruff treatment for scalp with an itch problem is to tackle the symptom at its source. That means you need to find both a medicated and therapeutic shampoo you trust to reduce skin build-up, soothe irritation and hydrate the scalp. Different active ingredients tackle different problems so it’s important to rotate several products and hit all your marks.
What’s the Best Apporach for Itchy Scalp?
Since there are various causes for an itchy scalp we recommend using Extra Strength Denorex® Shampoo + Conditioner, Therapeutic Denorex® Maximum Itch Shampoo + Conditioner and Zincon® Medicated Dandruff Shampoo. Used together, these products contain dermatologist recommended ingredients to treat dandruff.
By using all three medicated and therapeutic shampoos in rotation you’ll receive sporadic topical applications of Pyrithione zinc, Salicylic acid, Coal tar, and Menthol. These ingredients are some of the fundamental active ingredients used to treat dandruff and stop scalp itch.
Pyrithione zinc, found in Zincon Medicated Dandruff Shampoo, is an active ingredient found in other brand-name dandruff shampoos. It’s common because it works. It stops scalp itch quickly by attacking the cause of your dandruff problem and keeps flakes at bay. Zincon is gentle enough for everyday use.
The salicylic acid formula we use in our Extra Strength Denorex is a little less common and is particularly effective at removing heavy flakes and scaling associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. With weekly, consistent use it can even prevent outbreaks of dandruff from occurring. Extra Strength is also enriched with provitamin B5 to promote hydrated, shiny hair without having to use a separate conditioner.
Therapeutic Denorex Maximum Itch is the real game-changer for those with a very itchy scalp. It contains the active ingredients Coal Tar and Menthol. Coal Tar penetrates the scalp and slows the rapid growth of skin cells that can cause itching and flaking. It also restores the skin’s appearance; reducing inflammation and scaling that occurs with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Menthol cools and soothes the scalp creating a light tingling sensation that makes your scalp feel fresh. This shampoo is also enriched with provitamin B5 to condition and hydrate.
To keep that itch at bay, try a new monthly hair care regimen of Zincon, Denorex Extra Strength and/or Therapeutic Denorex. And, don’t forget to get regular sleep and exercise that will help you stay healthy and stress free!
Fight the flakes with Denorex Shampoo!
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