Here’s a useful list I’ve wanted to publish for a while. In my book I explain an extremely effective method I developed for removing built up sebum from the scalp and clearing the pores. Sebum contains DHT, which causes hair loss, which is one of the reasons why removing built-up sebum may help hair growth.

Although my method also initiates the hair regrowth process as well as removing sebum, you can achieve similar results, gradually, using any of the below shampoos.

  • Shea Moisture organic salicylic acid shampoo

    Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo

    $10.99 for 12 oz

    Known for having a soothing effect on the scalp, this shampoo needs to be massaged on to the scalp wherein it nourishes the hair follicles and cleanses the root as also shaft of hair from oil build-up. Courtesy of its versatile natural ingredients, it is meant to reduce itching and scalp problems, enhance shine and add volume to the hair. Exfoliation and detoxification encourage new growth too which in turn causes hair to thicken.

    • Made of organic ingredients – organic ingredients are higher in nutrient content
    • Tea tree has anti-bacterial properties
    • Aloe vera soothes the scalp
    • Rosemary may benefit hair health
    • Jojoba oil is though to help hair growth
    • Contains shea butter, which protects hair from damage

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  • Avalon Active Organics Anti Dandruff Shampoo

    Avalon Organic Itch & Flake Therapy

    $10.99 for 14 fl oz

    In addition to Salicylic Acid, there are several natural substances present in this shampoo like essential oils, Aloe Vera and chamomile which balance its pH level and render is soothing for the scalp. Frequent usage not only replenishes the scalp with moisture and overcome dryness but controls flakiness and the resultant itching too. This shampoo is one of the few biodegradable products which carry anti-dandruff properties.

    • Uses organic ingredients
    • Contains aloe vera, which helps soothe the skin
    • Rosemary is though to be beneficial for hair health

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  • Nioxin Cleanser hair loss shampoo

    Nioxin Cleanser

    $18 for 10.1 fl oz

    This shampoo is a cleanser in the sense that through its cleansing action, not only is the external problem washed off but issues embedded within the scalp are also taken care of. It is the first part of a 3-step technology introduced by Nioxin towards hair-care and is formulated to enhance the thickness of hair.

    • Contains biotin, which may beneft hair health
    • Contains niacin, which may help increase blood circulation

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  • T Sal Salicylic acid shampoo

    Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo

    $6.99 for 4.5 fl oz

    A color-less, odor-free and additive free shampoo, it acts on the flakes created by dandruff and scalp psoriasis by breaking down and disintegrating the crust so that it is washed off. Because this shampoo continues to function for several hours after being rinsed, it has been upheld for being the first effective step to combat severe scalp conditions.

    • Clears the scalp of flaky build-up and effective against unwanted itching
    • Contains very few ingredients

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  • John Frieda root awakening salicylic

    John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo

    $5.47 for a bottle of 8.45 oz

    Because it tends to provide hydration, it is especially suited for dry hair which is prone to breakage. The natural ingredients present in this nourish the scalp and hair follicles with the result that the hair is able to recover from damages, not as prone to breakages and take on extra shine.

    • Provides stimulation and nourishment to hair and renders it less susceptible to breakage
    • Contains niacin, which may improve blood circulation

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  • DHS Sal shampoo with salicylic

    DHS Sal Shampoo

    $8.95 for 4oz

    This shampoo is sans color or fragrance because it has been formulated bearing in mind that some users are sensitive towards such additives. It cleans the scalp of flakes and the healing action continues subsequent to usage as well wherein factors like itching, inflammation and relapsing of flaky build-up is minimized.

    • Effectively reduces dandruff, excess scalp oil and helps clear pores

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  • Soft Sheen Carson Salicylic acid shampoo

    Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 Moisture Shampoo

    $5.79 for 13.5 fl oz

    A special feature in this shampoo is inclusion of Satin Oil which, as per research, is capable of providing conditioning to a level that is five times more than other similar ingredients. Its cleansing action rids the hair and scalp of flakes and replenishes the inherent moisture content of every strand. Application of this shampoo should accomplish 5-point agenda of rendering the hair moisturized, shining, strong, soft and bountiful.

    • Restoration of shine, body, softness, moisture and strength

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  • Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo with salicylic acid

    Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Shampoo

    $8.69 for 8 oz

    Incidence of scalp psoriasis leads to multiple problems like irritation, inflammation, itching and flaking and this is where the shampoo comes in. While it relieves all these symptoms and has a soothing effect on the scalp, the conditioner smoothens out the hair and makes it less susceptible to breakages. Owing to being dermatologist tested, this product is sans any kind of fragrance.

    • Recommended for scalp psoriasis since it has been found to relieve symptoms

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  • Wallgreens T Plus salicylic acid shampoo

    Walgreens Therapeutic T Plus Salicylic Acid Shampoo Maximum

    Around $38 for 0.06oz

    Effective against psoriasis and dandruff, this shampoo acts by  combating the crusts and flakes of skin that build up on the scalp. Being bereft of artificial additives like fragrances, colors and dyes renders this product unadulterated and therefore authentic from the medical perspective. When doctors recommend this shampoo, they prescribe its application twice a week for acquiring best results wherein it should be massaged on the scalp and left for a few minutes before being rinsed.

    • Results are evident within one week to 10 days of usage
    • In addition to psoriasis, it works against adult acne too if used as a face-wash.

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