Anti-Dandruff Products: A Review

The winter has been long and a little rough on the scalp, resulting in annoying dandruff.

So I tried out various products, with an eye for products without harsh chemicals.

 IMG_18391. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is supposed to be really good for the skin and scalp. I would put it on my scalp for a few minutes before showering. It makes the hair look extremely oily, so it’s not something you can leave on. It worked okay, but it is a really thin oil, so it easily ran down my face and into my eyes. It probably needs to be used often to eliminate dandruff, but it was too inconvenient and difficult for me to use.

Rating: 3/5


2. Nature’s Gate Jojoba Shampoo

I thought maybe using a shampoo with jojoba oil in it would be easier and more convenient. It works well as a shampoo, but it still has strong detergents in it, and the dandruff didn’t improve.

Rating: 2/5

IMG_18373. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque with Sea Kelp and Argan Oil

I thought a strong moisturizer for the scalp would be good. I applied large amounts of this product to my scalp after shampooing and left it on for a few minutes. It worked okay in terms of taming the dandruff, but definitely needs to be used on a regular basis. I think I put on too much once because I was unable to wash it out of my hair, and so my hair was a little gross afterwards.

Rating: 4/5

IMG_18414. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo (anti-dandruff)

I thought using a real medicated shampoo would help. Unfortunately, as I read in the reviews, it makes dandruff MUCH worse for some people, like me. It made my scalp so incredibly itchy and my dandruff got much worse. May have even left a gross layer of grime in the tub (it has tar in it). I don’t think I can use it anymore.

Rating: 1/5

IMG_1836 5. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Treatment Masque

I heard of this product on a youtube video before. It’s pricey so I purchased a trial packet. This stuff was amazing- smelled great, felt great. I think it did actually have an effect on my dandruff! It’s a little expensive and now I have a million other products that I need to finish using first before it makes sense to buy it. But I think I will get it soon!

Rating: 5/5

6. Jellua Squidink Active Shampoo and Repair Conditioner

My hairstylist recommended this when I asked her about how to combat dandruff. It’s pretty pricey, but she swears it works! I may try it out in the future. It has squid ink in it. Here’s a link to the company’s site. It can be purchased on Amazon.

Rating: ???/5

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