Anyone with dry and sensitive skin would know the effects of using the wrong shampoo. Any anti-dandruff shampoo isn’t always the solution but one might think it would be easy to find the perfect product. Most of us think that if the product is sold in the store, it is safe. However, a quick trip to the local stores will show that there are number of shelves but few that are apt for sensitive skin, dry scalp and eczema. So how would you know what to try and what to avoid?

For every shampoo, scan for the ingredients below and watch out for allergens the it contains.

Botanical Skin Works Intensive Dandruff Shampoo

Botanical Skin Works Intensive Dandruff Shampoo

If you have slight to severe dandruff, eczema, psoriasis or itchy flakes, Botanical Skin Works Intensive Dandruff Shampoo and conditioner can be very effective. The ingredients of this shampoo includes camphor and menthol, that would help to detoxify the scalp. With organic botanical infusion of herbs and components such as Vitamin E, aloe vera, shea butter and pro-vitamin B5, your hair will be much softer and clean.

Allergenics Gentle Medicated Shampoo

The shampoo is dermatologically tested and preservative free cleanser. It is formed after extensive research and studies in the field of allergies. Allergenics gentle medicated shampoo is highly effective gentle cleansing treatment, suitable for people with eczema and irritated scalps. Inredients of shampoo include: Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Xanthan gum, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Aroma and Sodium Hydroxide and is free from SLS, SLES and parabens.

Barefoot SOS Shampoo


This shampoo featured in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards, is gentle and deep-cleansing shampoo and combines the high quality blend of plant extracts, comforting botanical, natural moisturisers and pure essential oils. All these ingredients help keep your hair shiny and cleansed, hydrated, and soothed. Other ingredients in this shampoo include: horsetail extract helping boost collagen, pure essential oils of French Lavender and Calendula and Nettle that nourishes the scalp and promote glossy hair.

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo

This shampoo contains faint perfume and ingredients such as SLS (not the usual one), Limonene, and linalool. The shampoo is strengthening and protecting shampoo which also contains Aloe Vera and is recommended for dry scalp types leaving your hair hydrated, soft and manageable even when used frequently. It controls split ends and is perfect for maintaining hair in eczema.

The ingredients of the shampoo include: Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Coco-glucoside, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Aqua, Sorbitan sesquicaprylate and Glyceryl oleate.

Keys MetaClean Healing Shampoo

The shampoo rated by Environmental Working Group is one of the safest options existing in the market. The ingredients of Keys MetaClean Healing Soap & Shampoo are so natural and healing that its toxicity levels are very low.

This shampoo for eczema consist of ingredients such as coconut oil, neem oil, shea butter, oive oil, black cumin oil, saponfied jojoba oil and aloe vera – all of which are very soothing to the scalp. This shampoo is also gluten and vegan free and is safe for people to use.

Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo has many reviews on how it is used for strengthening, repairing and re-growth of hair. This shampoo contains shea butter and argan oil, which is incredibly organic and helps softness your hair. The Environmental Working Group rates this shampoo 1 out of 10 in toxicity. It cleans your hair well and moisturizes without making your hair feel greasy.

Lush Sand Float

Lush soak and float

The shampoo contains cade oil, which has long been used for treating eczema, dandruff and scalps with psoriasis. Get the soap bar wet, lather in your hands and apply it in your scalp till you have coated the hair. You will get a strong burnt kind of smell from the product but works good and helps keep your hair smooth without irritating your skin.

The ingredients include: Cade Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lavender Oil, Rose Petals, Perfume and Marigold Petals.

Nizoral dandruff shampoo

Nizoral dandruff shampoo is a powerful anti-yeast treatment, often used for eczema treatment. Apart from its anti-dandruff properties, it lathers extremely well even in hard water. To get the best results, leave the shampoo on the scalp for five to ten minutes before washing off and use at least twice a week.

The shampoo doesn’t mention its ingredients up-front, the only active ingredient is Ketoconazole.

TheraNeem Gentle Therape Shampoo

TheraNeem Gentle Therape Shampoo

The shampoo containing orhanic neem oil, arnica, basil, neem leaf extract and cherry bark, is formulated to penetrate and clean your scalp with no chemicals. The gluten free consists of neem, used for centuries for hair nourishment and moisturisation.

The Environmental Working Group rates this shampoo 2 out of 10 in terms of how toxic it is. TheraNeem Gentle Therape Shampoo is suitable for sensitive scalps and is helpful in treating eczema.