Best Anti Dandruff Shampoos in India – Top 10 Picks


Dandruff is a scalp condition that occurs because of the shedding of dead skin cells in the scalp. The causes of dandruff range from dryness of the scalp, fungal infection, eczema or sensitivity to hair care products. Sebaceous secretions can also lead to dandruff. In most cases, dandruff can be cured with the help of over the counter dandruff shampoos that help keep your scalp clean. These shampoos normally have antifungals like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione ( ZPTO) or selenium sulphide. Many natural remedies like neem leaves, lemon and tea tree oil are also fungicidal and help remove dandruff. If you are suffering from dandruff, then an anti dandruff shampoo is your best bet for dandruff relief. There are many anti dandruff shampoos with either chemicals or natural ingredients that help in effectively getting rid of the dandruff from the scalp. Let us take a look at the top 10 anti dandruff shampoos in India to help you get rid of an itchy scalp.


Best Anti Dandruff Shampoos in India 

1. Head and Shoulders Lemon Fresh Shampoo 

Head and Shoulders Lemon Fresh Shampoo

Head and Shoulders is the most popular anti dandruff shampoo in the market. The lemon fresh variant comes with double ZPTO and a pro clean formula that delivers a fresh and clean feeling that lasts. The shampoo leaves the scalp healthy and comes with a lemon fragrance that is perfect to freshen you up this summer. It is priced at Rs. 145 for 170 ml.

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2. Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff Shampoo

The Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff Shampoo is a fortifying shampoo with active fruit concentrate that works on dandruff right from the first wash. It cleanses, soothes and purifies the scalp and prevents recurrence of dandruff. It is priced at Rs. 130 for 200 ml.

3. Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo

Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo

The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo has the ZPTO formula that helps in removing dandruff from the hair and preventing it from coming back. It is made from micro moisture serum which helps in nourishing the hair and making it soft and smooth. It is priced at Rs. 235 for 340 ml.

4. VLCC Dandruff Control Shampoo

VLCC Dandruff Control Shampoo

The VLCC Dandruff Control Shampoo is a combination of rosemary and mint which helps in reducing dandruff from the scalp and also soothing the scalp and bringing down the irritation. Regular use makes the hair shiny, dandruff free and healthy. It is priced at Rs. 174 for 200 ml.

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5. Fabindia Tea Tree Dandruff Control Shampoo

Fabindia Tea Tree Dandruff Control Shampoo

The Fabindia Tea Tree Dandruff Control Shampoo is made with tea tree oil. It helps unclog the hair follicles by removing the sebum and dandruff from it. The shampoo prevents further scalp infections. It is priced at Rs. 275 for 250 ml.

6. Lotus Neemactiv Dandruff Shampoo

Lotus Neemactiv Dandruff Shampoo

The Lotus Neemactiv Dandruff Shampoo combines the goodness of neem and reetha and helps hinder hair fall and hair loss. The neem in the shampoo helps prevent dandruff, dryness and itchiness in the scalp while reetha makes the hair shinier and silkier. It is priced at Rs. 160 for 150 ml.

7. Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

The shampoo is made with natural blends that help fight the root cause of dandruff – it contains tea tree oil which is a natural dandruff fighting agent and grape seed oil which has anti-microbial properties. The indian sarasaparilla and aloe in the shampoo provides moisture to the hair and makes it healthy. This paraben and sulfates free shampoo is priced at Rs. 70 for 100 ml.

8. Khadi Neem and Aloe Dandruff Shampoo

Khadi Neem and Aloe Dandruff Shampoo

The Khadi Neem and Aloe Vera Shampoo is a paraben and sulfate free shampoo that keeps the scalp clean and healthy and prevents dry, itchy and irritated scalp. The aloe not just soothes the scalp but also conditions the hair. It is priced at Rs. 210 for 210 ml.

9. Oilcraft Naturals Green Tea and Mint Shampoo

Oilcraft Naturals Green Tea and Mint Shampoo

The Oilcraft Naturals Green Tea and Mint shampoo cleans the hair completely, till the follicles. Green tea in the shampoo combats dandruff and itching while the aloe and coconut extracts nourish the hair. Mint leaves your hair smelling great! It is priced at Rs. 400 for 200 ml.

10. Biotique Bio Margosa Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Biotique Bio Margosa Anti Dandruff Shampoo

The Biotique Bio Margosa Shampoo is a pH balanced shampoo that has margosa, bhringraj, reetha, neem and sandalwood extracts. The shampoo gently cleanses your scalp and hair and prevents the occurrence of dandruff. It can be used daily and it doubles up as a conditioner too. It is priced at Rs. 159 for 210 ml.

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