A flaky itchy scalp, for some reason, is one of those embarrassing body things that people hate to talk about. This is why I love Philip Kingsley even more for just slapping it on the front of the bottle and getting straight to the point. It happens, especially to those of us with dry skin and especially in the winter. Your scalp gets dry, therefore starts to get itchy and then the flaking starts… oh, the flaking. Dandruff has always been associated with being dirty and unwashed but it’s really not the case and it’s so unfair to feel ashamed of it. Whether it’s an allergic reaction to a hair product or dry skin, it happens and I’m so happy to have found a product to save my scalp.

It was difficult to find a dandruff or scalp cleansing shampoo that isn’t damaging to dry or coloured hair but I was recommended the flaky/itchy shampoo by Ruth so I immediately went out to buy it. It’s a treatment shampoo that relieves and clears irritated scalps or product build up. It’s very mild and gentle though, unlike others, so it can be used daily or just for every wash (which is every 3 or 4 days for me). It doesn’t strip the hair at all which makes it safe for coloured hair but also good for dry hair that is likely to suffer for breakage.

I know a shampoo isn’t the most exciting thing to write about but I’m just so happy to have found a product that works so I wanted to share it!



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  1. Very cool. Itchy scalp can be the worst!

  2. Camille says:

    Hi Lily, another good product for itchy scalp is Eucerin DermoCapillaire calming Scalp Treatment.
    I apply it after shampoo and it really calms the itching.

  3. So nice that it’s safe for colored hair!

  4. Ambar Syed says:

    I’ve heard so many good things about this! Glad to hear that it works for you Lily 🙂
    – Ambar x

  5. My problems with itching stopped when I stopped using SLS shampoos. Ever since my scalp never got that dry again, not even in the midst of winter.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Holly says:

    Great to hear of another great shampoo for this problem! I have psoriasis on my scalp which causes itching, flaking, scaly bits (sorry, I know it’s gross!). I use Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oats which really helps too xx

  7. It sounds good but i prefer herbal over chemical shampoos.

  8. Sandra Ehrsköld says:

    Thank you so much for charing this! I’ve had a flaky scalp since november and haven’t found a solution but now I’m going to try this one as well!

  9. Benny says:

    Exactly!! I had the hardest time looking for a good shampoo when I suddenly got dry scalp because of the weather! E45 Dry Scalp Shampoo is an awesome one! It was quite difficult to find as it was almost always out of stock but when it was finally in Boots, I got two! Hahah it’s really good too! I really like the E45 brand. Gotta give this Philip Kingsley a go the next time. xx


  10. Fatima says:

    I tried one called Nizoral and it worked so so so well! Great to know that this stuff works too.

    Fatima x http://www.fatima-writes.blogspot.com

  11. victoria says:

    Try La Roche-Posay Kerium Cream Shampoo… I had the worst dry scalp and have very thick, curly hair and it left my hair so soft and felt so conditioned, and it’s cheap too!

  12. Elena Day says:

    Ooh I seriously need to give this ago! My dandruff has returned worse than ever this winter and my Head and Shoulders just isn’t covering it! Thanks for letting us know about this, Lily!

  13. Mollie says:

    This stuff actually looks lovely! A bit of a nicer alternative to Head & Shoulders. I’ll have to see if they stock it in the US. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Mollie


  14. I should really try this, it sounds amazing.

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  15. I’ve used this and it was the best for my scalp that I’ve tried so far so I will probably buy it again, but I found it stripped colour out of my hair very quickly.

  16. Gem says:

    I’ve suffered for a few years, such an awkward problem at times! This is the only stuff which has made any difference to me – the Philip Kinglsey Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner is also pretty fab

  17. Amy M says:

    I have definitely felt as though my scalp has been a little dry this winter so this sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing ♥

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  18. Nerina says:

    Oh I love that this does not damage the hair! Similar products really do.

    Nerina / http://www.thebeautifulpagesofmylife.wordpress.com

  19. Tabea Kemna says:

    I have been struggling with flakes and itchy sculp for almost as long as I can think, until I discovered the Davines Purifying Shampoo. Can’t really tell if it strips the hair though… Thanks for bringing this up, you’re right, it really still is some kind of taboo to talk about this!

  20. Jasmine Jonas says:

    I’ve tried SO many over the years so fingers crossed this does the trick. Thanks so much for the recommendation Lily! xo


  21. WhatHannahHearts says:

    Thank you for mentioning this product I really hope it works for me too.
    Greetings from Germany
    Hannah xxx

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  23. This is the only shampoo I use! I tried for years finding something that soothed my scalp and nothing worked. Seriously, the itchiness can make one go mad. Nowadays, I buy the biggest bottle of this one, as it is not the cheapest. On days the itchiness is extra bad, I use their toner as well.

  24. Kim Nguyen says:

    I’ve been looking for an itchy scalp shampoo that’s safe for color treated hair forever! Thanks for sharing! <3

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    Thanks for sharing this is a must try!

  26. Lauren says:

    I’ve been suffering from this recently too! Nothing beats it like Head and Shoulders though…but I’ll have to try this too! Lauren | http://www.theyoproedit.com

  27. Shirls says:

    Definitely need to try this! Been struggling with this for a long time, and strong medicated treatment shampoos leave my hair discoloured and very very dry.


  28. Brooklyn Ps says:

    This is why I love Philip Kingsley even more for just slapping it on the front of the bottle and getting straight to the point

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