Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from scalp. It often causes itching and discomfort and is one of the biggest skin related problems during winter. Not just the discomfort but the embarrassment it causes! You wear your favorite black dress and walk into a party looking glamorous and confident till someone notices those flakes on your shoulder! Can it get any worse?

Have you wondered why you get dandruff ever and how to reduce dandruff? After a lot of studying into it, it has been found that its not just one factor that causes this. Dry skin on scalp, oily skin on scalp, not combing enough or mental stress and a few more! There is much you need to watch out for. Fortunately, our scientist have even found ways to cure us of this problem. Various shampoos are available in market to cure dandruff and we have prepared a list of the best anti dandruff shampoos in India for women.

1. Matrix Biolage Scalp Therapie Anti-Dandruff Shampoo:

This isn’t the first of matrix products to be so very popular and for a very good reason, Scalptherapie is the only one combine the refreshing powers of kola nut and mint complex to control the oil secretion without over drying your hair!

Price: Rs 190 for 200ml

It contains Pyrithione Zinc and Bio Cushion Complex. It cleanses scalp and removes all pollutant thereby uprooting dandruff troubles completely.


  • Works well even for stubborn dandruff
  • Affordable
  • Good quantity
  • Does not make hair dry or frizzy

Matrix Biolage Scalp Therapie Anti Dandruff Shampoo


  • Contains a lot of chemicals
  • Fragrance of the shampoo does not last very long

2. Nizoral:

An oily scalp just like oily skin is a breeding ground for infections and dandruff on oily scalp can just be the result of fungal or yeast infection. This products contains an anti-fungal agent called   ketoconasol. This agent kills the fungi’s ability to produce cell membrane due to which it can be removed completely. This agent has very many uses but the one we love the most id the one that allows it to be bottled and used to remove our dandruff!

[ Read : How To Use Lemon To Get Rid Of Dandruff ]


  • Effective on dandruff
  • Difference after just one wash
  • Smells Good
  • Helps in reducing hair loss caused by dandruff
  • Very affordable

nizoral shampoo for dandruff


  • Contains SLS
  • May not be available is small cities

3. Cipla 8X anti-Dandruff Shampoo:

This is a popularly prescribed product by dermatologists. It seems to be quite a go to product when it comes to cleansing the scalp from dandruff no matter what the cause.

Price: Rs 155 for 100ml

Apart from Cicloprix and Zin Pyrithione , this shampoo also contains Aloe Vera extracts for conditioning of hair.


  • Zinc Pyrithione is 1.0% which is the best. It shouldn’t be more than 1%. Most anti-dandruff shampoo contains this ingredient.
  • Recommended by dermatologists too
  • Itching of scalps is significantly removed

cipla anti dandruff shampoo


  • Available mostly at medical stores.
  • The bottle is not very attractive (which matters for some ladies)

[ Read:Simple Dandruff Remedies ]

4. The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo:

This is product that body shop delivered as a blessing to all those with dry scalps! It not only clears flakes but the ginger component also soothes the scalp.

Price: Rs 495 for 200ml  , Rs 795 for 400ml

One of the best things about TBS products is this that they do not indulge in cruel Animal Testing. So If you believe in using brands that don’t test on animals only this fits the bill!


  • Removes oil effectively
  • Relief from itchiness
  • dandruff starts to fade away after some time and does not come back
  • Little quantity is required
  • Sturdy packaging

The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo


  • Pricey
  • Contains SLS as well as Parabens
  • Not good for regular use
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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/bhoomidutta/ Bhoomidutta

    Oh now i need to get some good stuff for my hair care!! thanks for article :)

  • Deepika

    Havent tried any except the common ones. ie Head and Shoulders and Pantene. Looking forward to try the others. Not sure which would suit me. I have been using Scalpe after my dermatologist recommended it.

  • tripti

    Hey good one:)
    Looks like these products will surely do something for the hair.I have tried nizoral and head and shoulders and they are good products which are effective. not sure of the rest

  • Meeta

    Matrix is a good choice.. it really works and offers great results.. I even prefer scalpe over nizarol.. coz if offers betr clean :)

    • Jessie Meguinis

      is it everyday use ?

  • Simrin

    Body shop rocks! It really does wonders on the hair :)

  • Dimple

    great post! Dandruff is a nagging problem and I have been suffering with this for quite some time. I tried TBS and the effects are really good. Very informative post.

  • Varun

    Excellent Info and price are nearly same as written in post. I used Nizoral and it started working on first try. Lets see if it can solve my problem of dandruff and falling hair

  • M Sood

    Very useful information. Thanks for the post but one question here – What is the source of this information or have you tried all these shampoos?

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Paras, you can use any of the anti-dandruff shampoo mentioned above in the article like Nizoral, Matrix Biolage Scalp Therapie Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo.