The Best La Roche-Posay Shampoos

Finding the right kind of hair care to suit you can be difficult. You may find that the shampoo you’re using is too dry or leaves your hair feeling greasy and heavy. If you aren’t very clear on what your hair type is, or what condition your hair is in, then it is challenging to find the product that’s right for you. Add to this the sheer number of shampoos on the market and you might feel more than a little overwhelmed.

La Roche-Posay is a specialist French skincare brand that also produces a selection of high-quality shampoos that could help you with your hair struggles. This article will explore how to find the right shampoo for you and examine a range of La Roche-Posay shampoos to help you identify the right one for you.

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Finding the right shampoo for you

The process of choosing a shampoo should be based on your specific hair type and condition. Very few people have ‘normal’ hair which can be shampooed with most products without suffering ill effects such as excess dryness, frizz or excess oil.

For example, if you have fine hair, you will want to reach for a volumising product to give your hair bounce and life. However, curly hair tends to be drier and can frizz in humid conditions, so if this is your hair type you will need a shampoo that offers plenty of moisture.

If you have dyed hair, then you will not only need a shampoo that protects your colour but you will also want a product that nourishes your hair to keep it looking shiny and healthy. On the other hand, if your hair is oily, shampoos that can cleanse without providing too much extra oil will be best for you.

Another common factor to consider is the condition of your scalp. If you are suffering from a dry, flaky or itchy scalp, you may want to consider trying an anti-dandruff shampoo. For those suffering from dandruff, the La Roche-Posay Kerium shampoo range specialises in treating this and leaving you with cleansed, refreshed hair.

La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Cream Shampoo

Cream shampoo

La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Cream Shampoo is a fantastic choice if you have dry hair and also suffer from moderate or occasional dandruff. Suitable for daily use, it exfoliates dandruff at the root of your hair for immediately visible results and shiny, nourished hair.

The paraben and silicone-free treatment is suitable for even very irritated scalps, and the formula contains ingredients helpful for keeping the hair healthy. These include vitamins with anti-inflammatory properties and antifungal agents which can cleanse and purify your hair and scalp. The formula is hypoallergenic, making it suitable for most people.

La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Intensive Shampoo

Intensive Shampoo

For those with more dandruff that is more difficult to deal with, the La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Anti-Dandruff Intensive Shampoo might be the perfect treatment to add to your hair care routine. Persistent dandruff can be hard to remove, but this shampoo is suitable for use twice a week for up to four weeks, giving you an intensive regimen to treat and remove built-up dandruff.

The gel shampoo purifies your hair using micro-exfoliation to strip dandruff from the root over the course of four weeks, resetting your hair to a dandruff-free state or reducing dandruff enough that less intensive products can be used going forward.

The shampoo's fine exfoliating texture is suitable for those with oily hair, and key ingredient salicylic acid targets the most stubborn dandruff. The gives the hair extra shine and suppleness, making it easier to style.

La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Gel Shampoo

Gel Shampoo

Oily hair types require a different kind of shampoo to those with dry hair, and dandruff must be eliminated using a slightly different formula. The La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Gel Shampoo is ideal for use on oily scalps or those suffering from moderate dandruff, which may occur seasonally or occasionally. It can be used daily for the best results.

You can simply use it in place of your regular shampoo, massaging it into your scalp carefully before rinsing thoroughly. This shampoo is perfect for use in combination with the La Roche-Posay Kerium Anti-Dandruff Intensive Shampoo if your dandruff is more stubborn or persistent.

The LHA™ formula has micro-exfoliation qualities which purify your scalp and cleanse thoroughly enough daily to keep dandruff from building up again. This gel shampoo also contains Zinc PCA, which helps to reduce excess sebum secretion. This can ease the oiliness of your hair, giving it a shiny, healthy look that is more manageable and easy to style.

Frequently asked questions

What is dandruff and what causes it?

Dandruff is a build-up of oil and skin on the surface of your scalp and can have a range of causes. The main causes are dry skin and hair or eczema, though it can also be the result of irritation from certain hair or skincare products. You may suffer from eczema either if you have an extremely dry scalp and dry hair or if you have an extremely oily scalp and oily hair.

Should I wash my hair every day if I have dandruff?

Washing your hair every day if you have dandruff is okay, as you will want to clean out the build-up of excess skin and oil frequently. If you have dry hair, washing daily may strip away essential moisture, so ensure that you are using a shampoo that is appropriate to your hair type and reduces the drying effects of daily washing.

What other non-face products does La Roche-Posay produce?

La Roche-Posay has a range of non-face products, including Purifying Hand Gel, Lipikar Body Milk and a variety of sunscreens for adults and children. See our guide to the best La Roche-Posay products for the body for more information.