12 of the very best psoriasis shampoos, according to real women.

You know what's not fun? Having an itchy, flaky scalp. It's the pits. And more often than not, you find yourself running around in circles, spending money on pricey treatments only to find approximately nothing works.


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Because you have better things to do with your time and money (plus, you totally don't deserve all that flaky scalp business!), we've called in some help.

Below, we've asked a bunch of real women from the You Beauty Facebook group to tell us which psoriasis shampoos *actually* work. 

And get this - they told us! How good.

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So, if you're struggling with psoriasis and an itchy, flaky scalp - don't stress. We've got you covered.

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo, $22.

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"As a psoriasis sufferer, I’ve tried sooooo many over the years and nothing has been, like, wow! However, my definite favourite has been Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo as it didn’t dry out my hair like others. I’m now trialing Christopher Robin." - Jessica.

Kérastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm Shampoo, $48.

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"Kerastase Dermo-Calm is the best! A hairdresser recommended it to me back in 2004 and I’ve used it ever since. I never have issues anymore. I buy it in bulk online to save $$$." - Bec.

"I have scalp psoriasis and this is great for it - it’s really helped me," - Alexandra.

The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo, $5 (for 60mL).

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"The Ginger Shampoo and Ginger Hair Serum from The Body Shop - fantastic products!" - Lauren.

Selsun Gold Anti Dandruff Treatment Shampoo, $17.99.

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"Selsun Gold is the only thing that’s worked for me! It’s a lifesaver," - Emmeline.

Neutrogena® T/Gel Shampoo, $12.99.

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"I've recently been struggling with a bit of psoriasis on my scalp since winter, and this has been the only thing that's really helped. I've been using it alongside the Neutrogena T/Gel Conditioner. It's not the most pleasant-smelling formula (thanks to the coal tar extract), but it's worked a treat - my scalp is way less irritated and flaky. It's also not too pricey - which is always a win!" - Lauren.

"Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo works well for my husband and daughter," - Helen.

Ego Sebitar Scalp Treatment, $26.95.

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"Uber unsexy and smells appauling but Ego Sebitar really works." - Dominika.

"This is one of my go-to's for when my psoriasis flares up and my scalp gets irritated or itchy. You use it like a treatment and leave it on for five minutes (lather it up on your scalp) before washing it off. Doesn't smell great - but definitely works the best." - Grace.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 2%, $22.99.

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"I started with a steroid treatment then I used this from Chemist Warehouse. It's all gone and I've struggled to find something that works for years!" - Kim.

"Nizoral is so good!" - Alex.

Dermal Therapy Scalp Relief Shampoo & Conditioner, $16.95.

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"The Dermal Therapy range - there is a shampoo and conditioner in one, and also a serum." - Shelley.

Soratinex Shampoo, $24.50.

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"Soratinex is my go-to!" - Hollie.

Bondi Boost Scalp Salt Scrub, $34.95.

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"Bondi Boost Pink Salt Scrub to get rid of the flakes, and then Bondi Boost Dandruff Repair Shampoo is super soothing!" - Emma.

"Bondi Boost has saved my life - that and those little head massager things. No idea what I did before it, it's the only thing that has consistently worked for longer than a couple of weeks. It doesn't do 100 per cent of the job but it does a good 90 per cent, which is better than anything else." - Nikki.

MooGoo Natural Milk Shampoo, $17.50.

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"MooGoo shampoo and conditioner, plus their Scalp Itch Relief Cream for treating patches of dry skin on scalp." - Kimberley.

Head & Shoulders Cooling Menthol Shampoo, $12.49.

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"A dermatologist recommended Head & Shoulders (the green stripe one) - it works for my partner," - Allishia.

"I use the minty or eucalyptus Head & Shoulders shampoo about once a week and that helps with my itchy head," - Cathy.

Have you tried any of the above treatments? What works for you? Share with us in the comment section below.

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