The Best Shampoo for Seborrheic Dermatitis

washing hairSeborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition that typically causes dandruff, as well as dry, itchy, scaly patches on the scalp. It can definitely be an embarrassment, but luckily it is not contagious and there are some easy options when it comes to finding shampoos and treatments that work and are affordable. Seborrheic dermatitis is a long term type of condition and it is important to note that it may take a few treatments before any results can be realized. Fortunately, we are here to share our experience with the three best shampoos for seborrheic dermatitis.

The 3 Best Shampoos for Seborrheic Dermatitis


Derm-Essentials for Seborrheic Dermatitis

If you suffer from chronic seborrheic dermatitis and would prefer a natural remedy for relief, I would highly recommend this treatment. It contains only natural ingredients including jojoba oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, cedarwood oil, lavender oil, rosemary il, oregano oil, and peppermint oil. Most standard shampoos for for seborrheic dermatitis contain many harsh chemicals that do not necessarily get along with everyone’s body chemistry and that is why it is great to chose a natural product that will not strip your hair of any shine, moisture or volume. This treatment is very easy and you just rub a small amount of oil into the hair and scalp before bed, and then wash out in the morning. This will allow your hair and scalp to soak up all of the nutrients from the essential oils and leave your hair feeling softer, shinier and of coarse flake and itch free. If you would like to check out the product page and to get more details, click the picture  below.derm-essentials 

l’emarie Hair & Scalp Treatment Shampoo

This shampoo by l’emarie is very high quality and includes many effective ingredients that help to get rid of all signs of seborrheic dermatitis. This shampoo contains zinc pyrithione which is the main active ingredient in many standard dandruff shampoos but the great thing about this shampoo is that it contains so many more natural oils and ingredients instead of filler that is found in many cheaper brands of dandruff shampoo. Tea tree oil  and ketoconozole are also active ingredients in this shampoo that help reduce flaking, itching and scalp irritation. This shampoo is highly effective and because of this, it only needs to be applied 3-4 times per week when first using and as little as once per week once flaking has stopped. At best, this product could be used with a decent every day shampoo and conditioner. If you would like to check out the product page and to get more details, click the picture  below.


DHS Zinc Shampoo

This line by DHS would make an excellent shampoo for anyone that does not suffer from scalp or hair sensitivities and has a normal hair type that is not damaged extensively. As the name suggests, zinc pyrithione is the main active flake destroying ingredient in this shampoo and it does its job well. Zinc pyrithione is a very common remedy for dandruff and it is fairly inexpensive which makes this shampoo fairly affordable for anyone that is looking for a high quality product on a budget. One thing to note however, is that this type of shampoo may not work well for someone suffering from scalp conditions that need a less harsh or natural treatment. Typically, most people can get rid of seborrheic dermatitis just by adding a standard zinc shampoo such as this to their hair care regimen and results can be seen in as little as one to two washes. If you would like to check out the product page and to get more details, click the picture  below.dhs


Finding a treatment for seborrheic dermatitis can be a difficult task if you do not know where to start with regards to obtaining useful information on treatments that work best. These three treatments are a great place to start for anyone that is completely lost and cannot find a suitable shampoo that will stop the signs of this condition. If you have any other product recommendations or tips, leave your comments below and let us know what you think!

2 thoughts on “The Best Shampoo for Seborrheic Dermatitis”

  1. Reading your recommendations for SD shampoos. My hair is so dry I cannot shampoo it everyday and using products like the Derm-Essentials are not a good choice for me as they require shampooing out the following morning. They also rrequire a fresh pillowcase everyday, not a huge deal but a hassle. I have used DHS which is pretty harsh shampoo and dried my hair out terribly. I have used another shampoo containing ketoconozole and after one shampooing, my hair was so dry, it began to break off. I started using an all natural dandruff shampoo absolutely no chemicals whatsoever and have been trying to keep my SB undr control as much as possible. I’m still in the “trying out” stage and as of yet haven’t decided on which shampoo I want to use all od the time. I think it’s important for people (especially those prone to sensitivities) to realize that shampoos with accepted chemicals to help with SD or dandruff may present a bigger problem to them than just dealing with the SD.

  2. Any shampoo with zinc pyrithione as the main ingredient will destroy your beautiful salon color! If your hair is dry or coarse, you will find yourself with a head of hair that resembles and feels like a tumbleweed.

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