The scalp never fails to surprise one with the ‘n’ number of problems that it can grow. If dandruff and grease weren’t enough, acne’s also taken a front seat and have started popping up on the scalp making life all the more difficult. A clear scalp forms a foundation and decides everything for your hair. The texture, the growth and even the shine and smoothness.

Keeping it clean and away from impurities is very important so that there is no infection or bacteria that is causing problems like acne for the scalp. Well, to our luck, the market is flooded with products that work wonders on the scalp and protect it from all sorts of damage. There is something for everyone. Oily scalp, dry scalp, thin hair, thick hair and also colour treated hair. They also fall under varied price range for you to pick from in accords to your budget.

Here is a list of shampoos that will protect you from acne and cleanse your scalp. Pick it based on your price preference and look at all your scalp problems getting washed away right in front of your eyes.

Affordable Shampoos For Acne

You don’t necessarily have to shed a lot of money to have a scalp that is away from impurities and problem like acne. Considering an oily or a scalp with dandruff can also cause this problem, using shampoos that overall promises to treat the scalp will also work for hair that has grown acne.

Pick from any of these or try out as many as you can to find the perfect one. Use it regularly and see the visible difference for yourself.

#1 La’ Gera Shampoo bar

130gm- 750/-
Rating: 4.7/5

The entire world is going non-conventional and shampoo bars are the thing of the era as it provides the hair with the same lustre, smoothness and clean scalp that one gets using a shampoo. La’ Gera is one such luxury soap product line from the house of ImiAna. It contains a lot of natural ingredients that provide health and growth to the hair[1]. It also acts as an antifungal product and prevents infection and bacterias that cause acne at bay. Now, Forget wasting time on airports explaining at the security check-in what a 500ml of a shampoo bottle is doing in your bag instead, carry a bar or two and you will be all set even for trips that would last months.

La’ Gera Shampoo bar


  • Travel-friendly
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Pure essential oil
  • Relaxes and rejuvenates the scalp
  • Treat problems like acne and dandruff
  • Makes hair voluminous

#2 Boutique Watercress Fresh Nourishing Conditioner

Rating: 4.5/5

This Indian brand is competing with many veterans, already well-established brands and existing in the market quite successfully. They use 100% natural ingredients to help benefit the quality of your hair as well as scalp[2]. The Biotique Watercress similarly is made with the key ingredient being the plant watercress which is a medicinal plant that treats scalp problem like fungal infection and impurities by erasing it from the very roots. It is also blended with other great ingredients like tomato, cucumber, aloe vera and lemon that maintains the hair and scalps quality.

Boutique Watercress Fresh Nourishing Conditioner


  • Watercress protects the scalp from acne and pimples
  • It Contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • Protects hair colour and perm
  • Sheild scalp from environmental damage and dryness
  • Perfect from dry hair
  • Travel-friendly
  • Great fragrance

#3 Nyassa Rosemary Shampoo

Rating: 3.8/5

If given a chance, nature can solve all possible problems. Nyassa Rosemary Shampoo does exactly that. It comes packed with wonderful ingredients and a long lasting fragrance that will linger for hours. While rosemary enhances the quality of the hair by making it smooth and long, it is the Quinoa which is present in this shampoo that protects the scalp from acne[3] problems. They lather less hence maintain the moisture on the scalp whilst repairing it.

Nyassa Rosemary Shampoo


  • Natural product
  • Paraben-free
  • SLS free
  • Gentle on hair
  • Protect scalp from damage
  • Long lasting fragrance
  • Makes hair smoother and silkier
  • Encourage hair growth
  • Perfect for someone with thin hair
  • Shows results within a week

#4 Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Lemon Fresh Shampoo

Rating: 4.1/5

Head and shoulder are one amongst the most trusted brands for hair as well a scalp treatment. Dandruff damages the scalp and clogs the pores resulting in problems like acne. Thank god for affordable and trusted brands like Head & Shoulder, they can be treated within a jiffy. For starters, the lemon present in the shampoo ensures thorough cleansing of the scalp, keeping it away from bacteria and fungus. One of its second-best advantages is the 6-hour fragrance stay. It also works wonderfully for hair that is oily as the regular routine use of this will helps balance the pH of the scalp.

Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Lemon Fresh Shampoo


  • Keep the scalp away from acne-causing bacteria
  • Contains citrus essence
  • Long lasting fragrance
  • Gentle on the scalp as well as the hair
  • Balances pH
  • Suitable for all hair type
  • Perfect for everyday use
  • Refreshing and relaxing to the scalp
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Tames frizzy hair

#5 MATRIX by FBB Biolage Scalp Pure Shampoo

Rating: 4.5/5

Matrix is trusted as a brand that rejuvenates the hair and makes it look red carpet ready. From its presence in the hair care section till revamping the hair entirely using their heavily pigmented hair colours, if you are looking for quality, there is no way you can avoid matrix. It eradicates acne problem that is caused due to dandruff[4] and irritated skin. The Matrix Biolage Scalp Pure Shampoo is inspired by the antifungal properties of mint which helps in relaxing the scalp and avoiding any sort of inflammation. It might dry out hair which is very thin and already dry in texture, hence always use it with a conditioner[5].

MATRIX by FBB Biolage Scalp Pure Shampoo


  • Eliminate acne caused due to dandruff
  • Works on the inflamed scalp
  • Relaxes the scalp
  • Visible results from the very first use
  • Controls hair fall
  • Rejuvenates the hair
  • A godsend for oily hair

#6 Biotique Bio Green Apple Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner

Rating: 4.3/5

Biotique is one amongst those brands whose name instantly pops up when someone says natural. The Biotique Bio Green Apple Purifying Shampoo is a shampoo and a conditioner in a single product. It is formed by blending pure green apple extract, sea algae and Centella that nourishes the scalp and balances the pH. The shampoo also adds natural minerals and protein that enhance the quality of the hair by making it shiner and smoother. It is amongst those shampoos that are very light and can be used every day if required.

Biotique Bio Green Apple Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner


  • Sulfate free
  • Paraben-free
  •  Contains a mild green apple fragrance
  • Removes excess oil
  • Maintain natural moisture of the hair
  • Gentle on the scalp
  • Can be used every day
  • A Godsend for oily hair
  • Works great with hard water
  • Cleanse the scalp of impurities

#7 Schwarzkopf Bonacure Scalp Therapy Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Rating: 3.8/5

Schwarzkopf isn’t just a brand that is good, but it is trusted by a lot of celebrities as well as by stylists at the salon. The reason being, they are quite affordable based on the amount of product that they give. A bottle of shampoo will last you for months and just a single pump of it would be enough to cleanse your entire hair as well as scalp.

The Schwarzkopf’s Bonacure scalp therapy just like its other products have fixed loyal customers who keep coming back for it again and again. If you are looking to have hair that screams rich, then Schwarzkopf is your best bet. This shampoo is made using a specific formula that works on balancing the scalp condition and saving it from problems like acne, pimples[6], dandruff and clogging. The vitamins present in it boost the system and thicken the hair whilst making it smooth and shiny.

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Scalp Therapy Deep Cleansing Shampoo


  • Gentle on scalp
  • Improves scalp condition
  • Protect the scalp from damages like acne, pimple and impurities
  • Strengthens the hair
  • Reduce hair fall
  • Provide a natural bounce to the hair
  • Make the strands thicker
  • Rebalances the scalp

#8 Kaya Skin Clinic Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo

Rating: 4.5/5

Kaya more than enhancing the beauty of hair believes in repairing any damage that is stopping it to grow in a healthy manner. They have a team of dermatologists who will help you with all your problems and also help in detecting deep-rooted problems that you never thought existed. They run tests to help you understand your scalp as well as your hair better and provide necessary products that can take you closer to the perfect scalp and healthy hair[7].

The Kaya scalp revitalising shampoo is one such product. It firstly works as a natural exfoliator to kick the dead skin out which causes pore blockage and in turn, acne. It revitalises the hair and its quality by making it lighter, shinier and away from impurities. Using it on a routine base induce cell regeneration which means a healthy follicle for the hair to grow from.

Kaya Skin Clinic Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo


  • Exfoliates scalp of dead skin and protect the pore from clogging
  • Prevent acne caused due to impurities
  • Rejuvenate the overall hair and scalps health
  • Very gentle on hair
  • Benefit the hair due to the presence of green apple, sugarcane, basil and lemon extracts
  • Imparts resilience to the hair shaft

#9 Petal Fresh Pure Scalp Treatment Tea Tree Shampoo

355ml- 545/-
Rating: 4.2/5

Tea tree oil[8]has powerful antibacterial properties that protect the scalp from bacteria that can cause acne, dandruff and fungal infection. It refreshes the scalp and eradicates all sorts of impurities ranging from dirt, gunk, dust and dead skin of the scalp for the follicles to breathe and promote healthy hair growth.

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The Petals Fresh Scalp Treatment Tea Tree shampoo does all that whilst making the hair smooth, soft and shiny. The antiseptic properties of tea tree repair the damaged scalp and improve the quality of dry hair[9].

Petal Fresh Pure Scalp Treatment Tea Tree Shampoo


  • The qualities of tea tree oil improve the overall health of the hair as well as the scalp
  • Antiseptic properties protect the scalp from damage like acne
  • Makes hair smooth
  • Provide a natural shine to the hair
  • Suitable for all scalp type but works best for dry hair
  • Rejuvenates the overall condition of the hair
  • Works on itchy scalp
  • Soothes the scalp due to tea trees cooling properties

#10 Pukhraj Aloe Vera Shampoo-Scalp Therapy

200ml- 438/-
Rating: 3.5/5

Pukhrej Aloe Vera Shampoo works as a therapy for the scalp. It repairs all the damage and clears all sorts of impurities off follicle for healthier growth. The presence of aloe vera gel cures the acne problem due to its antioxidant properties. It also sucks up any excess oil buildup that can clog pores and also contribute towards the acne. Considering it works wonderfully as a cooling agent, it also helps keep itchiness and inflammation at bay. The shampoo conditions the hair from within and also provide moisture to dry and rough hair.

It is a one-stop solution to repair, rejuvenate and replenish your hair with all its benefiting factors. Apart from Aloe Vera, it also comes packed with shikakai which is an ingredient trusted to induce hair growth and coconut, that works as a natural moisturiser.

Pukhraj Aloe Vera Shampoo-Scalp Therapy


  • Makes hair shinier and smoother
  • Cures inflammation problem
  • Moisturise the scalp
  • Natural ingredients add value to hair
  • Prevent from pore clogging which can cause acne
  • Contains antioxidants that protect the scalp from acne and infection-causing bacteria
  • Contribute towards controlling frizz
  • Neutralize free radical on the scalp due to the antioxidants present in it
  • Helps in healthy hair growth
  • Ideal for all hair types
  • Easy to carry because of its tube packaging

#11 OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo

385ml- 745/-
Rating: 4.2/5

All OGX shampoos feel nothing short of a hair spa at the convenience of your very home. They repair the damage, moisturise the scalp, provides health to the hair and adds a lingering fragrance that lasts a really long time. The OGX tea tree Mint shampoo does exactly all that and so much more. The tea tree with its antiseptic properties protect the scalp and cure it of damages like acne, dandruff and other fungal infection. It clears dead skin and impurities off the follicles for it to breathe and promote healthy hair growth without any obstruction.

The mint contributes to adding a cooling sensation to the scalp which would help with problems like inflammation which are also a major cause of acne. Excess itching can expose the pores, letting all the impurities go in the deep layers causing problems like acne. The mint solves the itching problem and helps in relaxing the scalp.

OGX Tea Tree Mint Shampoo


  • Provides strength to the hair
  • Relaxes the scalp from inflammation
  • Clears skin and protect it from bacteria that can cause pimples and acne
  • Keep excess sebum away and prevent clogging which also contributes to acne
  • Nourishes the hair as well as the scalp
  • Retains the hair texture
  • Hydrate the scalp
  • Add a healthy looking glow whilst working on split ends
  • Quirky packaging
  • Gel formula
  • Leaves one with a lingering fresh minty fragrance

#12 Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Rating: 4.8/5

This brand has been adding a sense of happiness in peoples lives since 1851. Kiehl’s is a beautiful blend of nature mixed with science. It works powerfully to improve the quality of scalp however leaves one with absolutely no damage.

The Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo just like its other product range is here to satisfy you by adding nourishment to your hair. It is a unique herbal solution that soothes the scalp and repairs it at the same time. It contains added benefits from ingredients like Cinchona, Ivy, Lavender and Yarrow. The Kiehl’s shampoo contains humectants hence it provides natural moisture to the scalp as well as the hair. It does not strip the scalp away from its natural moisture but ensures excess sebum out of the way. The tea tree clears the scalp of impurities which can cause infections and painful acne and pimples.

Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo


  • Deep cleansing
  • Effective natural ingredients
  • Rejuvenates the scalp as well as the hair
  • Add natural moisture to the hair
  • Ideal for someone with normal to oily scalp
  • Conditions the hair because of pro-vitamin B5 and humectants that are present in it

#13 Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo

Rating: 4.3/5

By far we are well aware of the benefits that tea tree can have for skin that is oozing pimples and acne. Cause accept it or not, they are painful and also very gross. The Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalising shampoo gently cleanses the scalp away from all sorts of impurities that can lead to problems like acne in the very first place and while doing so, purifies and fortifies hair follicles. The shampoo also relieves one from the constant itch that can inflame the scalp and also lead to minor wounds and bleeding. It is the presence of Calendula, Hops, Sage and wheat germ oil in this product that one gets relieved from the discomfort of itchiness. It also helps soothe and calm the scalp down.

Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo


  • Free of parabens
  • Sulfate free
  • Phthalates free
  • Petrolatum-free
  • Soothes skin from itchiness
  • Cleanse the scalp to protect it from impurities that can cause acne
  • Not tested on animals
  • A very gentle formula
  • Prevents flaky scalp

#14 Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo

250ml- 595/-
Rating: 4.5/5

Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat contains the same magical ingredient that has been curing septic areas since time unknown. The tea tree present in it cleanses the scalp and massaging it a little while shampooing induce blood circulation that triggers the cell for regeneration and also lead to healthy hair growth. It is called a triple treat because it is a magical blend of three oils that work in a 360-degree manner to repair, rejuvenate and replenish the hair. It contains botanical ingredients like cooling peppermint, conditioning rosemary and clarifying eucalyptus that cool the scalp and prevent flakiness and inflammation.

Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo


  • Paraben-free
  • Sulphate free
  • No artificial colours
  • Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil add coolness to the scalp and prevent inflammation
  • Tea tree protect the scalp from infection-causing bacteria
  • Adds natural shine
  • Not tested on animals

#15 Sebamed Everyday Shampoo

Rating: 4.5/5

Just as its name suggests, the Sebamed everyday shampoo is perfect for daily use as it does not contain soap or alkali. This shampoo will help in adding natural shine and smoothness for anyone facing dryness as the core hair problem. However, it also protects the natural oil and maintains it as well as the pH of the scalp. The mild solution also helps in gently curing the problem of an irritated scalp that is a major cause for acne and painful pimples.

Sebamed Everyday Shampoo


  • 100% soap and alkali free
  • Gentle on the scalp
  • Treats inflammation and irritated scalp
  • Prevents flakiness which can clog pores and cause acne
  • Adds shine
  • Provides smoothness to the hair
  • Formulated with vegetal based active cleansing agents
  • Contains a mild fragrance
  • Retains moisture
  • Maintains hair structure

Mid Market Products

If you are someone who has tried products that fall under the affordable range but saw a mild change and want something drastic, then you can try products that fall under the mid-market. They are made with much more intricacy and a lot of time goes behind studying each ingredient before using it in the formula.

Pick one from this list and implement it in your lifestyle to see changes that will be drastic, and if that requires you to shed an extra few bucks, then it sure will be worth it.

#1 Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo

133ml- 2500/-
Rating: 4.8/5

This is the number #1 product to treat scalp which is prone to acne. Neutrogena, in general, is a trusted brand but if you are facing acne issues, you must trust this product blindly. While it might seem like it is on the expensive side considering the brands positioning, using the product for a regular amount of time will prove it to you why it is worth every single penny. It isn’t just suggested by people but also by dermatologists to treat crusty scalp or scalp that is undergoing acne and pimples.

Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo


  1. Guaranteed results within no time
  2. Cures scalp from itchiness and flakiness
  3. Prevent acne or pimple formation
  4. Fragrance-free
  5. Contains salicylic acid which is responsible for breaking flakes buildup.
  6. Does not dry out hair

#2 Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo And Hair Conditioner Set

Rating: 4.3/5

The presence of tea tree oil in the Maple Holistic Shampoo and Conditioner set help in cleansing the scalp from impurities while nourishing it by adding moisture. This is one amongst the best products to treat dandruff which can clog pores and cause acne. The antiseptic properties of tea tree also keep bacteria that causes acne at bay. The shampoo and conditioner[10] don’t just work as a cleansing agent but also acts as a therapeutic hair and scalp treatment. The formula of Bulgarian Lavender, Rosemary and pure Australian Tea Tree washes away the scalp from dead skin and protect the follicles while helping in inducing healthy hair growth.

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Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo And Hair Conditioner Set


  • Cleanses and clears dead skin cell and protect the scalp from acne
  • Induce a healthy hair growth
  • Argan oil, jojoba oil and silk protein add moisture to the scalp as well as the hair
  • Adds a natural shine
  • Nourish and hydrates hair
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Chemical free
  • 100% natural product

#3 Christina Unisex Moss Naturals Organic Shampoo

230ml- 3999/-
Rating: 4.3/5

A veteran who is in the business from 17 years, Christina Moss’s aim is to make products that are 100 % natural and away from preservatives which can damage the scalp further. The aim of the brand is to promote hair that is healthy and far far away from toxins. The Christina Unisex Moss Natural Shampoo walks on the same lineage and provides a healthy scalp[11] which is also made by keeping the environment safe. It thoroughly washes the hair and nourishes it without making the quality of hair any drier. It maintains the hair and scalps moisture by keeping it toxin free.

Christina Unisex Moss Naturals Organic Shampoo


  • Paraben-free
  • Vegan Formula
  • Away from Toxin
  • Doesn’t harm the environment during production
  • Does not strip natural oil away
  • Keep dandruff at check
  • Protect the scalp and keep it clean to avoid acne
  • Safe for colour treated hair
  • Baby safe
  • Hypoallergenic

#4 Sea Breeze Astringent For Skin, Scalp and Nails

Rating: 4.5/5

Sea Breeze Astringent For Scalp cleanses the scalp and keep impurities like gunk and dirt away which contributes to clogging the pores up that can cause problems like acne and pimples. It is a great product to treat hair that is facing intense dandruff. A scalp full of dandruff can weaken the follicles leading to a heavy hair fall[12]. You can avoid that entirely by implementing the Sea Breeze shampoo to your wash care routine. It also promises to promote hair growth as the cleansing on the scalp gives the follicles a clean surface to stimulate that. It also battles against scalp that is itchy and restrains the scalp from creating excess sebum[13] which can further clog the pores and cause acne build-up.


  • Manages oil on the scalp
  • Washes away dandruff entirely
  • Promote faster hair growth
  • A great after use for perms and coloured hair
  • An actual scalp healing agent
  • Deep cleanses
  • Soothes the scalp
  • Prevent inflammation
  • Work on itchy and dry scalp
  • Shows result in less than 2 weeks

#5 Honeydew Sulfate Free Tea Tree Shampoo 

Rating: 4.6/5

The tea tree present in this solution works on the itchy scalp[14] and treat it to an extent that it completely vanishes. The tea tree also contributes to making the hair shinier and smoother. This is a great product to maintain the colour and texture of hair as is while repairing all the damages from scalp and hair intensely. It nourishes the hair and regular usage of this shampoo will ensure a fresh and deep cleansed scalp.  The rosemary oil present in it strengthens the hair and prevents hair fall while the jojoba oil adds life to the otherwise dull hair. If you need a product that would heal all your scalp related problem and still give you hair that looks as beautiful as ever then Honeydew Tea Tree shampoo is your best bet.

Honeydew Sulfate Free Tea Tree Shampoo


  • Sulphate free
  • Reduces flakiness
  • Controls itching
  • Eliminate the problem of dandruff entirely
  • Combination of nourishing oil rejuvenates the hair
  • Deeply cleanses and washes away dirt, gunk and work on weighed down hair
  • Add volume and shine
  • Smells pleasant as well
  • Maintains hairs’ natural texture and colour

#6 Volumizing Shampoo for Dandruff & Hair Loss with Peppermint

Rating: 4.8/5

The peppermint in the shampoo ensures a pleasant and refreshed feel to the scalp as well as the hair. It lightens up the scalp and eliminates itchy and inflamed scalp. Constant itching can make the scalp bleed and attract bacteria which can lead to acne problems. Using this shampoo on a routine basis eliminate that problem altogether. It moderately lathers and does not strip natural oil from the scalp. It leaves a cooling effect on the scalp and also provides a lingering fresh fragrance. The peppermint also contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that treat any bacterial damage like, pimples or acne, caused to the scalp. If you are someone with an oily scalp[15] and thin hair, you can give this shampoo a try and it won’t disappoint you for sure.

Volumizing Shampoo for Dandruff & Hair Loss with Peppermint


  • Lighten the scalp
  • Provide a fresh fragrance
  • Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Adds volume to hair
  • Sturdy and quirky packaging
  • Deep clean the scalp
  • Sulphur-free
  • Removes oil-buildup and flakes
  • Very gentle on the scalp
  • 100% natural

#7 Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo

Rating: 3.3/5

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo is your one-stop solution to have a cleansed scalp and healthy hair. It claims to clear the scalp from dandruff and other impurities and also controls build-up which clogs pore and lead to acne. This shampoo also supports hard water and continuous usage of it will prevent hair fall and dryness as well. The anti-residue also moisturise and volumise the hair gently without being too harsh on the scalp.

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo


  • Gentle cleanser
  • Unclogs pore
  • Prevent hair fall
  • Works even with hard water
  • Protect scalp from acne by avoiding build-up
  • Smoothens and volumise scalp as well as hair
  • Works for colour treated hair as well

#8 Puracy Natural Daily Hair Shampoo

Rating: 4.2/5

Puracy started for a cause to protect the environment by making products that last longer and reduce pollution. They also make their products from minerals and plants with botanical fragrances to keep it 100% natural and protect the hair from after risks. Their Natural Daily Hair Shampoo also maintains all that whilst moisturising the hair and making it silkier. The presence of fresh cut citrus wedges, peppermint and eucalyptus gently cleanses the scalp and help prevent bacteria that cause infections and acne.

Puracy Natural Daily Hair Shampoo
  • Gentle cleanser
  • Makes hair healthier and smoother
  • Mild fragrance
  • Sulphate-free
  • Vitamins E & B5, Squalene and Beet Sugar hydrate the scalp as well as the hair

#9 Tree To Tub Soapberry 

11oz- 4973/-
Rating: 4.2/5

A lot of natural hair products helps the hair by rejuvenating it but leaves the scalp dry and flaky. The natural ingredients tend to strip the oil off scalp making it lifeless and very dry which ultimately leads to hair that becomes frizzy. Tree To Tub Soapberry ensure that is not the case, all due thanks to its pH balancing formulas. It is a concoction made with botanical ingredients and natural scents that provide hair with moisture whilst working on scalp impurities like build-up and dandruff that causes acne.

Tree To Tub Soapberry


  • Ideal for dry and damaged hair
  • Cleanses scalp off impurities
  • Prevents acne
  • Sulphate free
  • pH balancing formula
  • Hypoallergenic and gentle
  • Naturally antibacterial and antifungal
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan product
  • Ecosystem Friendly
  • Sustainable

#12 Free & Clear Shampoo

354ml- 3185/-
Rating: 4.7/5

While buying the drugstore shampoo is a convenient option, it can make your hair and scalp dry and further escalate the problem. A troubled scalp needs a treatment that will cure it of the deepest layer and the Free & Clear shampoo from Pharmaceutical Specialities is the absolute product for it. This works more as a medicine than a product. It is away from all possible chemical elements including fragrance. It ensures a softer and smoother scalp after every wash due to its pH balancing properties. The hair is sure to turn manageable and the scalp will turn squeaky clean.

Free & Clear Shampoo
  • Clears scalp of impurities and prevent acne
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Sulphate free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Mild cleanser
  • Manages scalps pH
  • Makes hair soft and smooth
  • Tames hair down
  • Also works wonder on scalp bumps and sores
  • Away from all sorts of chemicals

#13 L’Oreal Paris Everstrong Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Rating: 4.1/5

L’Oreal is a brand that is trusted worldwide for its quality and visible changes on the hair as well as the scalp. The L’oreal Paris Everlasting Sulfate-Free Shampoo is one such product which you can trust blindly and in fact buy in bulk so that you are never short of it. If you are someone with thin hair then this will work as a godsend for you. It will act as a natural detangler and make the hair soft and smooth. It adds a natural volume to the hair making it very perky. The shampoo cleanses the scalp first and then prevents problems like psoriasis to never come back This leads to scalp being protected from acne and other infections.

L’Oreal Paris Everstrong Sulfate-Free Shampoo


  • Sulphate free
  • Cleanses the scalp
  • Faint fragrance
  • Adds volume, shine and smoothness
  • Makes hair thicker
  • Prevents damage

Premium Range

Premium products go beyond just being products that you use on a daily basis. They are more of an experience. A spa or a therapeutic feeling at the convenience of your very home. Premium products leaves hair looking rich and red carpet ready. Style it and flaunt it the way you want to, cause the quality of the hair after using these shampoo will make a lot of heads turn.

Here is a list of our most favourite luxury hair shampoos.

#1 Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Rating: 4.4/5

The benefits of tea tree are not hidden from anyone anymore. Especially when it comes to hair, it has been protecting the scalp from bacteria that causes acne and pimple problems. The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo with its tea tree and peppermint mix does the same whilst nourishing the hair. The Lavender present in it improves blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.

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Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo


  • Suits all hair type
  • Contains natural essential oils
  • Gently cleanses the scalp
  • Apart from cleansing dandruff, it cleanses castings as well
  • Prevent scalp to grow acne and other sorts of infection
  • Does not dry scalp
  • Comes with a lingering fragrance

#2 Anti-B Antibacterial Shampoo

Rating: 3.7/5

The Anti-B antibacterial shampoo works on all the acne-causing bacteria and washes it from the very roots. It also comes packed with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the follicles and turns it healthier and stimulates faster hair growth. These properties cleanse the pores and keep them away from acne and pimples. It also comes packed with a lot of vitamins that improve the overall health of the hair and scalp.

Anti-B Antibacterial Shampoo


  • Contains ingredients like the lemon essential oil, Witch hazel and Aloe Vera
  • Fights bacteria that causes acne
  • Treats inflammation
  • Prevents redness and itching
  • Sulphate free
  • Pleasant lemon fragrance

#3 Acne Zap® – Shampoo for Scalp Acne

6oz- 9514/-
Rating: 3.1/5

The Acne Zap Shampoo is a therapeutic treatment that directly targets the acne and clears it off from the scalp. It also works wonder for pimples and zit that grows on the scalp. The shampoo contains a unique blend of anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that protects the scalp from inflammation and redness that can be the sole cause of damage to the scalp. This can also create a problem for the follicles leading an unhealthy hair growth and a lot of hair fall.

Acne Zap® – Shampoo for Scalp Acne
  • Helps in getting rid of acne from the scalp
  • No mineral oil
  • No harsh chemicals
  • Paraben-free
  • Reduce inflammation and redness
  • It also contains tea tree oil, safflower oil and borage seed oil for hair nourishment

#4 Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo

Rating: 3.4/5

The Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo directly target the Seborrheic Dermatitis problem leading it to vanish from the first few washes itself. Apart from washing it away, it also helps in easing the symptoms like inflammation, flakiness and redness. It works for oily as well as dry scalp and nourishes the scalp by making hair smooth and shiny. It is an accumulation of natural ingredients like honey, aloe vera and Coconut oil that gently repairs the damage while providing the hair with growth, nourishment and shine.

Seborrheic Dermatitis Shampoo


  • Suits all scalp type
  • Manages pH
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Sulphate free
  • Treats dandruff problem from the roots
  • Prevents formation of clogs on pores
  • Restrain acne to grow

#5 CLn Shampoo Shampoo 

Rating: 3.8/5

The CLn shampoo is one amongst the daily use shampoos. It suits all hair type and can be used every day without worrying about excess dryness. Its main target lies in washing out the flakiness and itchiness from the scalp while cleansing it off other impurities that can clog the pores and cause problems like acne. It also scrubs out excess oil and dead skin which are the major reason for acne formation.

CLn Shampoo Shampoo


  • Suits all hair type
  • Formulated with salicylic acid and sodium hypochlorite
  • Protect scalp from dead skin, dandruff, redness and itchiness
  • Prevent acne to form
  • Unclogs the pores
  • Fragrance-free
  • Parabens and Triclosan free

#6 Keeva Sulfate Free Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil

28.2 fl oz- 9056/-
Rating: 5/5

The Keeva Shampoo contains the goodness of tea tree oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil which together ensure to repair the damage done to the scalp, nourish it and make it look healthy and aesthetically appealing. Just like its other competitors, Keeva also fights dandruff and help keep the scalp safe and away from acne. However, the reason why it is so much better than any other shampoo is the fact that it contains the most potent tea tree leaves extract all the way from China. Apart from working on cleansing the scalp, it also moisturises the hair to make it look healthy.

Keeva Sulfate Free Shampoo with Tea Tree Oil


  • Sulphate free
  • Silicone free
  • Reduce dandruff
  • Contains the goodness of three exquisite oils
  • Moisturise whilst repairing
  • Keep dandruff and acne at bay
  • Contains potent tea tree leaves extract

#7 Virgo Essentials Peppermint Clarifying Shampoo

16oz- 12,762/-
Rating: 4.8/5

The essential oil has a natural antiseptic property to it and helps in working wonders for the scalp. It cleanses it and completely washes away dandruff and all sorts of fungus from the scalp. The Virgo essential peppermint clarifying shampoo does the same because of the tea tree as well as peppermint oil present in it. The Menthol in it also contributes to keeping the scalp away from inflammation and acne-causing bacteria but it also manages the cleansing part where is washes away dandruff, eczema and scalp psoriasis. This is a complete repairing therapy starting from washing away the impurities, repairing the damage and moisturising the hair whilst adding shine. 

Virgo Essentials Peppermint Clarifying Shampoo


  • Suits all hair type
  • Contains 100% natural essential oil
  • Clear the scalp from impurities and dandruff
  • Nourishes and moisturise the scalp as well as the hair
  • Washes away acne causing bacteria
  • Suits colour treated hair as well
  • Provides a cooling sensation to the scalp
  • Prevents inflammation 

#8 Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Shampoo

Rating: 4/5

The Dermarest Psoriasis Shampoo targets directly on the Psoriasis and treats it to gain a scalp that is healthy and clean. It claims to repair, protect and moisturise the scalp all at once. Using this regularly can help in getting rid of constant itching and flakiness that forms up due to psoriasis. It also washes away the dead skin that forms due to the infection and constant itching and clears the pore to avoid acne problems. This might be drying for people hence a conditioner is a must. However, for someone who has naturally oily hair, the Dermarest psoriasis shampoo will work as an elixir.

Dermarest Psoriasis Medicated Shampoo


  • Using it twice in a week shows visible changes
  • Protect the damage caused by free-radical
  • Gentle cleanser
  • Can be used daily
  • Perfect for oily scalp
  • Moisturise the scalp as well as hair
  • Clear itching, redness and psoriasis

#9 CLEAR 2 PERFECTION Non-Comedogenic Acne Face Body and Hair Wash 

8fl. oz- 13859/-
Rating: 4.4/5

The Clear 2 Perfection has come up with a line of scrub, shampoo and conditioner that directly targets the acne and treats it to have a healthy scalp. It is formulated in such a way that it contains a natural pore blocking system that prevents anything unhygienic to enter the pores and cause problems like acne or painful pimples. The formula also contains pumpkin, carrot mango and kiwi to manage the hair and relax the stressed scalp.

CLEAR 2 PERFECTION Non-Comedogenic Acne Face Body and Hair Wash


  • Directly targets acne
  • Non- comedogenic
  • A natural pore blocking system
  • Paraben-free
  • Keeps hair colour and texture intact

#10 Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

8.4oz- 18,196/-
Rating: 3.7/5

This is the most expensive of the lot but is worth every single penny for someone who can spend an amount this much. The Sachajuan shampoo is priced at this price point due to its ocean silk technology which eradicates problems like an itchy scalp, oil build-up and dandruff. The rosemary oil present in it cleanses the scalp and prevent acne from developing. It also prevents painful pimples. The scalp shampoo also contains algae-based extracts that provide scalp with a lot of nutrients and minerals that promote healthy hair growth.

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo


  • Ocean silk technology
  • Eradicate dandruff and works on dry itchy scalp
  • Nourish the hair
  • Provides shine, bounce and volume to the hair
  • Adds in piroctone olamine and climbazole
  • Quick results
  • Does not make hair dry

A little research and sometimes a little trial and error with different shampoos is all that it takes to find the one which will help in keeping problems like acne at bay. Acne and pimples both can be very painful especially when it is on the scalp. It is important to get rid of it as soon as possible to avoid hair loss and infections that would ultimately require intense chemical treatment.

Hair defines who you are and it is something that must be protected and taken good care of. Like how the plant’s roots need all the goodness to help with healthy growth, it is your scalp that works as roots which will decide the condition and growth of your hair. All that your hair and scalp needs is a little time and after getting that they will make you proud and put you under the spotlight every single time!

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 25/4/2019

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it.
The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker
Vani Kambali

Vani Kambali

Health and Wellness Content Writer
Health and wellness content writer at Glowpink, I find my solace in the words that I cook and serve to people for them to benefit from it. With my growing interest in health, wellness and travel sectors, I concentrate on capturing the things that I read and see from my eye and deliver it to people in the crispest manner for them to experience and take back something from it. The story of my life- I hate writing, I love having written- Dorothy Parker

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