What is the best shampoo for Dandruff in Nigeria?, itchy scalp shampoo in Nigeria, List of best anti dandruff shampoo in Nigeria.

Dandruff is not necessarily caused by “being dirty”, sometimes, stress can even make it worse.

If you have dandruff, get a shampoo that has any of these content

➡️salicylic acid
➡️selenium sulphide
➡️ketoconazole (anti fungal)
➡️pyrithione zinc
➡️Coal tar
Shampoos with any of these contents are called “specialised or medicated shampoos”.

Alternatives to medicated shampoos are available for people who wish to avoid synthetic fungicides. Such shampoos often use tea tree oil, essential oils or herbal extracts.

If the dandruff doesn’t clear in one month, see your doctor

Sometimes, it could even be caused a reaction to certain hair products such as dyes, relaxer etc.

You might need to stop using certain hair products if you notice them.

Just to also let people know…dandruff (aka seborrheic dermatitis) is a chronic condition that is manageable rather than curable. There are genetic factors involved in the cause so while you can control it, it’s not exactly curable.

Use the shampoo thrice weekly for a start.I lean more towards Ketoconazole. Wet the scalp, apply the shampoo, let it foam, leave for 5 minutes and wash off. Another winner especially for bad ones is 1 or 2% coal tar shampoo. Popular brand is Tgel shampoo

Personal recommendation in case anyone is interested. I once had a bad persistent case of dandruff(very bad). Nizoral really helped.

Qualities of a good shampoo

According to Wikipedia, a good shampoos should have the following properties:

Other ingredients are generally included in shampoo formulations to maximize the following qualities:

➡️pleasing foam
➡️ease of rinsing
➡️minimal skin and eye irritation
➡️thick or creamy feeling
➡️pleasant fragrance
➡️low toxicity
➡️good biodegradability
➡️slight acidity (pH less than 7)
➡️no damage to hair
➡️repair of damage already done to hair.

Best shampoo for dandruff  in Nigeria
A lady shampooing her hair to get rid of dandruff

Here is a list of the best anti dandruff shampoos in Nigeria right now

1. Phyto Dandruff Treatment Shampoo

2. Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo

3. Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

4. Philip Kingsley Flaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo (has antibacterial properties)

5. Neutrogena T-Sal Shampoo

6. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

7. Philip B Anti-Flake II Relief Shampoo

8. Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

9. Dove Derma Care Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Anti Dandruff Shampoo

10. Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-dandruff Shampoo

11. BRIOGEO Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo

12. vinoz anti dandruff shampoo

13. selsun blue shampoo


Aproko Doctor

Dr Udomoh



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