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Vanicream™ Dandruff Shampoo

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews

A maximum strength over-the-counter (OTC) zinc pyrithione shampoo that controls and reduces the symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Helps relieve itching, irritation, redness, flaking, and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

To unify our brand and help eliminate confusion, the name of this product has changed to Vanicream™ Dandruff Shampoo. While there is a new name on the outside, it is the same great formula on the inside!

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Formulated for Sensitive Skin

The Most Important Ingredient Is Trust™

Our medicated anti-dandruff shampoo is mild, gentle and free of common chemical irritants found in ordinary anti-dandruff shampoos. No harsh cleansing agents. No botanical extracts or essential oils. Sulfate-free. Protein-free. Gluten-free. pH balanced. Dermatologist tested.

Active Ingredients

pyrithione zinc 2%

Inactive Ingredients

purified water, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, acrylates copolymer, panthenol, pentylene glycol, glycerin, sucrose cocoate, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, behenyl alcohol, sucrose stearate, cetyl palmitate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, sodium chloride

Ingredient Information

For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. Shake before use. Wet hair and massage gently into the scalp. Leave lather on scalp for several minutes. Rinse well, repeat if needed. Follow with Vanicream Conditioner.

Rinse to remove product. Replace cap and recycle in your local recycling bin or drop-off. Learn more about recycling our product packaging here

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Erik June 13, 2020

Brilliant for scalp care

Hi Vanicream Team, Thank you for this fragrance and irritant free zinc pyrithione shampoo,as all others have fragrance and other irritants.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Kellie October 18, 2020

Works very well and doesn’t make me itchier

I tried everything on the CVS shelves for anti dandruff, but they all made it worse. This stuff works very well and does not make me breakout in hives. I love it, and their other products, and have told many friends about them!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
ME January 9, 2021

Amazing Shampoo

Thank you, Vanicream! This shampoo is amazing! I have seborrheic dermatitis + curly hair. My symptoms are always an itchy scalp with red patches. Oddly enough, no flakes. This shampoo takes care of the itch and also calms my scalp. It isn't too harsh on my curly hair, which is always a plus. I have tried other popular shampoos (one starting with N) that only made my itch and red patches worse!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Mariana February 27, 2021

Takes away itchiness

If you rely on head and shoulders with zinc and want to switch to a healthier option for your hair this product is for you. I tried several sensitive scalp shampoos, including derma e , nizoral , aveda , sulfate free shampoos , t gel and none of them took away my dandruff without giving me an itchy head. I would be dandruff free but my head would itch like crazy I because of my Seborrheic dermatitis or i would have dandruff with no itchy head or both in the worst case. I tried this shampoo and my head didn’t itch, i had no dandruff and my hair was not a frizzy mess like with some other strong dandruff shampoos, literally on the first wash. I freaking love it it’s great.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Melissa May 11, 2021

Lovely shampoo

No itch, no dandruff, no fragrance, with this dandruff shampoo and the vanicream conditioner I have soft, voluminous wavy that makes me feel beautiful and doesn't aggravate my allergies
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Prajakta August 6, 2022

Best anti dandruff shampoo

This is a very effective shampoo. Also washes off easily and doesn't build up in my hair. My hair feels clean. I don't feel like scratching my scalp at all.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Sophie February 21, 2023


Only thing that takes away the itch and dandruff, currently out of stock and hoping it comes back in stock soon, because it’s the only shampoo that has worked for me, truly a holy grail for sensitive scalp!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Karina April 15, 2023

Works amazing, soft hair

This has saved my scalp from the flaking and itchiness I used to get! My scalp used to bleed from the dandruff and the scratching but I’ve been using this for three years now and it has been a life changer. I use about 2-3 times a week and leave on for a minute.