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Flakes are probably the best known symptom of dandruff, but dry scalp is very common too. Find out why a dry scalp might point to dandruff.


Dry scalp feels similar to dry skin elsewhere on the body– you’ve probably experienced dry skin on your hands or face before.

That uncomfortable sensation of tightness is much the same as what you’ll feel if you have a dry scalp.

It’s usually the result of damage to the outer layer of skin cells, leading to an uncomfortable tight and itchy sensation.

In more serious cases you might even see redness on the scalp.

Dandruff is a major cause of dry scalp– it disrupts the skin’s natural moisture barrier, making it hard for the cells to retain moisture. Find out what causes dandruff.

There are lots of other factors that can make a dry scalp worse too, from cold, dry weather to heat styling and hot showers.

Dry scalp is uncomfortable, but you can easily manage it.

Our Dry Scalp Care shampoo locks in up to 75% more moisture than ordinary shampoo¹.

It also tackles dandruff fast, treating the root cause and not just the symptoms, so your body can focus on healing the damage.

Our Dry Scalp Care with Almond Oil Shampoo contains 3 moisturizers to deliver a deep hydration you can feel, while tackling dandruff and keeping your hair in great condition.

If after using Head & Shoulders exclusively for 3 weeks you don’t see any improvement, your dry scalp may be caused by something other than dandruff. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about treatment options. Find out more about dry scalp and get more tips and advice from the experts on how to get rid of dandruff and symptoms of dandruff.


¹relative to baseline, with regular use, vs. the leading cosmetic brand's base variant

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