20 Best Conditioners For Dry Scalp

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Having a dry scalp can be itchy and uncomfortable, but there’s no sure bet as to what may cause it or make things worse. Factors like cold weather, age, dry skin, and even styling products may play a role, though it's hard to tell.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options for a dry scalp treatment, including finding the best conditioner designed to treat it. But because it’s hard to tell how we got our dry scalp, it may also be hard to find the right products to deal with it.


You want a product that will hydrate and keep it that way, but also avoid irritating the scalp or causing build-up. And these conditioners will do just that.

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1. Keune Care Vital Nutrition Mask


Keune Care Vital Nutrition Mask nourishes dry, brittle and damaged hair. Nutri-Injection Technology forms a protective shield around damaged strands to restore and revitalize them, as it protects hair from dehydration, environmental damage and UV rays. 

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2. CHI Power Plus Nourish Conditioner


This advanced formula is designed with rich botanicals, herbs, and humectants to relieve scalp tightness, and dryness. Its unique blend of ingredients adds moisture to dry hair while strengthening and protecting against damage caused by UV rays.

(Walmart, $14.41)

3. BioSilk Silk Therapy Moisturizing Conditioner


This conditioner contains organic coconut oil that conditions hair from within, protects from heat and environmental damage, and improves the overall condition of the hair. It's specifically formulated to nourish while also providing intense moisture to the hair and skin.

(Ulta, $17)

4. Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner


This re-hydrating toner and scalp energizer stimulates the blood supply to the scalp to encourage a healthy scalp environment and hair growth.

(Philip Kingsley, $15)

5. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner

Restore fine, delicate or chemically-treated hair with rejuvenating Monoi Oil, plus replenishing Bamboo Water & Pro-vitamin B5 to help fortify distressed hair against breaks and snaps.


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6. Puriya Anti Dandruff Hair Conditioner

An improvement is noticeable after only a few applications. The proprietary blend of Tea Tree Oil, Arnica, Sage and Rosemary helps to reduce residue build-up and revitalize the scalp while leaving the hair looking stronger, luminous, and full of bounce.


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7. Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Conditioner

The mild formula gently cares for a dry scalp, while the indulgent coconut and shea butter scent gives a luxurious feel to this hair treatment. This anti-dandruff hair conditioner is formulated with active Pyrithione Zinc to effectively tackle dandruff, and to help solve dryness and itch experienced by dandruff-prone scalp.


(Target, $4.89)

8. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner

An innovative jelly conditioner that combines peppermint, tea tree, and spearmint oils to calm the scalp with an invigorating cooling sensation, while binchotan charcoal helps absorb deep rooted impurities.

(Sephora, $36)


9. LivSo Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Scalp

This product deeply conditions dry scalp and strengthens hair, restoring your scalp's moisture barrier. It reduces and fights potential flakes and dryness.

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10. Mizani Scalp Care Calming Scalp Lotion


A nourishing scalp lotion that cools and sooothes the scalp, all while ridding the hair of dandruff and flakes. 

(Ulta, $20)

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11. ArtNaturals Argan Oil Hair Conditioner

The rich, moisturizing, organic formula, infused with restorative argan oil, aloe vera, white willow bark, burdock root, rosemary, and thyme, stimulates cell renewal and healthy growth as it revitalizes hair follicles and supports a healthy scalp. 


(Walmart, $18.74)

12. Thermafuse Thermadan Conditioner Duo

If you suffer from dry scalp or annoying flakes, use Thermafuse Thermadan Duo. The active ingredients are proven to stop dandruff and soothe the itch and flakes associated with dandruff, while the botanical ingredients build health and body into your hair.


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13. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Curls Conditioner

It transforms struggling strands into soft, shiny curls in just three minutes. This rich, creamy formula is infused with coconut and Australian jojoba oil, and is great for all hair types.

(Target, $4.99)

14. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector


A concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, it reduces breakage and improves its look and feel. It also addresses damaged and compromised hair, strengthens and protects structure, and restores appearance and texture.

(Sephora, $28)

15. Kérastase Paris Résistance Masque Extentioniste


The conditioning mask seals the cuticle to protect against further breakage, while moisture is replenished to the scalp for long-lasting hydration. Expect visibly shiny, silky and reenergized results.

(Sephora, $59)

16. Oribe Moisture & Control Deep Treatment Masque

An ultimate moisturizing masque, it's made with coconut and almond oils, quenches thirsty curls and prevents breakage.


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17. Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-in Conditioner

This penetrates each hair strand, adding moisture and sealing it in. Not only does this product add shine, it prevents frizz without weighing down the hair and aids in detangling.

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18. Curls The Green Collection Bamboo Protein Treatment

Bamboo extract is the richest source of silica, containing 70 percent organic silica, which is 10x more potent for a prominent effect on strengthening hair. It helps promote the growth of thick, beautiful hair, and naturally thickens from root to tips.

(Target, $19.99)


19. MoroccanOil Hydrating Conditioner

A hydrating, daily-care conditioner infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and replenishing nutrients to quench and detangle dry hair.

(Sephora, $24)

20. Drybar On The Rocks Lightweight Conditioner


A lightweight formula that conditions dry hair without weighing it down, this conditioner contains coriander, which seals and smoothes hair cuticles to boost shine. And Macadamia Nut Oil provides lightweight hydration while detangling and reducing frizz.

(Sephora, $26)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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