Sensitive Scalp Relief for all budgets

A sensitive scalp is the worst! It not only leads to dryness and flaking, which just makes your hair look dirty, but it is also just so itchy and uncomfortable. And, as with all itches, the more you scratch, the itchier it becomes! And for me, the only way to relieve it, is to wash my hair, which I don’t like doing more than three times per week. So today I am sharing a few products for Sensitive Scalp Relief. These aren’t going to completely rid your hair of sensitivity or itchiness, but they do prolong the time before it becomes unbearable.

Sensitive Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner

First up we have the budget buy! The *Garnier Ultimate Blends The Delicate Soother Shampoo and Conditioner. I love the delicate scent of this, and it definitely soothes my scalp longer than other products.

Next we have most expensive duo, the Wella SP Balance Scalp Shampoo and Mask. This combo leaves my scalp feeling cleansed, and my hair soft and manageable. I apply the mask in the shower, after shampooing and removing the excess water from my hair, as I would a conditioner, except I apply it to the roots too. This duo provides scalp relief for a longer period of time, but given the price I would expect it to.

Sensitive Scalp Relief Shampoo

Lastly we have the heaven scented *Vichy Dercos Ultra Soothing Shampoo. There are two sulfate-free variants, one for dry hair and one for normal to oily hair. Not only does this shampoo smell AMAZING, it leaves my scalp soothed for longer than the other two mentioned above. Unfortunately there isn’t a conditioner in the range, but the shampoo is so hydrating that I just apply a hair oil onto my damp washed hair and I am good to go. Occasionally I use the *Vichy Dercos Nourishing & Reparative Rich Mask, which is a quick in-shower mask that is so moisturising, it leaves my hair feeling as if I have just had a professional treatment.

Sensitive Scalp Relief Vichy Dercos Ultra Soothing Shampoo

Do you have any recommendations for Sensitive Scalp Relief?

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This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Beky Morris

    I have the most itchy sensitive scalp going – even reading this made me want to scratch! I feel gross but as my head was severely chemically burnt when i was younger I’m always looking for ways to soothe it. The SP Range sounds great – I love Oilatum sensitive scalp treatment shampoo!

    1. admin

      I haven’t heard of Oilatum, will look into it. Oh no, that sounds so uncomfortable!

  2. Yasmina

    I have such a sensitive scalp but there’s certain shampoos and conditioners that work better than others 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    1. admin

      Yup I agree! I have tried quite a few but these seem to be the best for me.

  3. Maisie

    I’ll need to give these a go! My scalp has been super dry and irritated since I had my son, damn hormones haha!

    1. admin

      I think you will find these really help!

  4. R Fourie

    Hi Azraa, I am still looking for the Garnier Ultimate Blends at my local Clicks – I am curious – how long is it since the release of this additional range ?

    1. admin

      Hi Reonette, there was a delay in the launch, but I have mailed them and will let you know once they respond. 😎

      1. R Fourie


        1. admin

          Hi Reonette

          I have just received an email about this range, and its launch, finally in all major retailers!

  5. Lady Writes

    I’m going to make my partner read this tonight because he has such a sensitive scalp! x

    1. admin

      These are really good, and provide relief immediately!

  6. I’ve never had a problem with sensitive scalp but I bet the Garnier shampoo & condition smell lovely! x

    1. admin

      Lucky you! It is so uncomfortable! They do, and they are affordable too!

  7. Mel

    I’m so glad to have found a post like this. So well timed for me, my scalp has suddenly became overly sensitive and itchy. Booked marked this for when I’m shopping so I can get some of the items you mention.

    1. admin

      Perhaps the change in season? I am glad I could help, let me know how you find them!

  8. Erin

    I still use Head and Shoulders for this reason there is nothing worse than an itchy scalp! But I love the look of the Vichy, they are such a good brand 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin

      They are, and I love that they are good quality, but still affordable in both their skincare and haircare.

  9. Megan McCoig

    Okay I need to try that Vichy stuff. I’ve been suffering so so bad lately and my scalp is in need! Xx

    1. admin

      You won’t regret it, let me know how it works for you! And the scent is unbelievable!

  10. Issy Belle Fox

    I didn’t even know Vichy did haircare so I’m glad I read this. I’ll definitely bear them in next time my scalp flares up x

    1. admin

      It just recently launched in South Africa, but not sure how long they have been doing it for. Yes, they are amazing!

    1. admin

      I haven’t but will definitely keep an eye out for it, I wonder if it is available in South Africa. The Wella range is lovely!

  11. adrienne

    My scalp is so painful and irritated at the moment, I’m going to work through this list and honestly try them all. Thanks so much for the heads up! x

    1. admin

      It is the worst! I hope you find something that works for you, let me know how it goes!

  12. Caroline

    My scalp always gets a bit sensitive when I have my roots done. I swear by Tresemme Renewal Hair & Scalp Tonic, it’s so cooling & soothing! I like the sound of the Vichy products, especially as they’re sulphate-free xx

    1. admin

      I will have to keep an eye out for the Tresemme, thank you!

  13. Alice Spake

    I used to suffer badly when I was younger but not so much now but I do love the ultimate blends range for when my hair needs some care xx

    1. admin

      You are so lucky! It’s so unpleasant. It is a lovely range, and so soothing!

  14. Rosie

    This is such an insightful post. I defo suffer from a sensitive scalp especially when I am stressed so this sounds right up my street!

    1. admin

      I am glad Rosie, hope you manage to find something that works for you. And try not to stress! ;P

  15. Sarah

    These look great, my scalp gets so itchy after I’ve washed it with any kind of shampoo so I’m trying to find something better x

    1. admin

      Mine too, within a day of washing it is itchy, but with these I can go 2-3 days without an issue!

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