This dandruff shampoo made flakes and itchiness “completely disappear”

Here to disrupt the dandruff market…

Content Producer / November 05 2023

The product

Hands up if you’ve ever been personally victimised by little white flakes… No, the snow is not falling (all around us) , it's the much less enviable… dandruff. Well, pop your hands down and prepare to head to your nearest Chemist Warehouse, because the latest launch in the space is shaking things up (and helping you shake dandruff in general).

DERCOS’ new range might just be the best invention since sliced bread. Well in the dandruff hair care world it is at least! DERCOS Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo comes in two formulas; one for normal to oily (the variant we’re talking about today) and one for dry hair (keep your eyes peeled for those reviews). 

This dermatologist-approved shampoo is here to revolutionise the dandruff world. Understanding that the ‘skinification’ of hair (and specifically your scalp) is much more than a trend, the team behind DERCOS have worked closely to ensure that their products are well and truly dermatologically backed. Not only does this brand say up to 100 (!!) per cent of visible dandruff will be eliminated from the first wash, their formula also works to make sure the dreaded white flakes won’t be popping back up any time soon. 

The panel

BEAUTYcrew sent the DERCOS Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair to a range of members aged 25-34 with normal to oily hair suffering from mild to severe (Seborrheic dermatitis) dandruff.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about DERCOS Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair.

The itch elimination: Sure there are plenty of ‘dandruff-fighting’ hair treatments on the market. But how often do they actually get to the root (pun intended) of the problem? Almost never; the awful itching feeling comes back a few days later and you’re literally left scratching your head wondering why. Our Review Crew®, however, found that after using this shampoo their scalps were soothed and the itching pain was a thing of their past. 

Visible results from the first wash: It’s a big call we know. But our Review Crew® genuinely found fewer flakes from the first wash. They all were almost astonished at how quickly they were able to see the results, and as they skewed to the oilier-scalped side, the shampoo left their strands nourished but not weighed down.

The flair for flake-fighting: This shampoo knows how to fight fair. Sure it reduced flakes from the first wash but what our Review Crew® found even more impressive was that through continued use it was able to completely rebalance their scalp microbiome. With a six week anti-relapse guarantee, may we add!

The verdict

“This is an amazing product to target itchy scalp and dandruff. I was really surprised how fast I saw the results, like It started working from first use. The shampoo didn't make my hair rough or damaged like some of the products do. It is very soothing on the scalp. I like the texture and packaging of the product.”
Magical M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Ok this shampoo has worked for me so well to remove buildup and dandruff from my scalp. I usually get an itchy scalp in hot weather and this shampoo treated the itchiness within two washes. I feel it treated my scalp at the same time and washed my hair really well. It was so gentle without causing any sting and left my scalp clean and free from dry flakiness. The consistency is just right that you don't need much of it.”
Sakina M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have had an itchy, dry scalp for over 2 years, tried using all sorts of products & even got over the counter medication and nothing has worked as well as this has. Before using this, I could feel my scalp being so itchy, and could peel off chunks of white flakes sometimes, it was also sore to brush. This anti-dandruff shampoo started to work straight away, which I was so pleasantly surprised by! It took around 3-4 washes for my dandruff & itching to completely disappear & I will be buying more when I run out. It also didn’t ‘mask’ my issues as other brands tend to do, if my hair hasn’t been washed for 3 days it gets oily and will usually itch like crazy! After using the DERCOS shampoo though, it hasn’t!!”
Denby M
REVIEWcrew® Member

Do you want to know more about the flake fighting formula? Read DERCOS Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair Reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Dercos to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for DERCOS Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair is based on a combined total of 74 reviews submitted and is correct as of 06/11/2023.

Main image credit: Are Media 

Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.