Oatmeal Shampoo for Dry, Flaky, Sensitive Scalps

When it comes to our skin, we all have different needs. If your skin is sensitive, you’ll be all too aware of how it reacts to different products, such as shampoos and conditioners. A sensitive scalp is commonly associated with eczema-prone skin and that telltale prickling, burning or tingling sensation can let you know that your skin is not liking what it’s being exposed to.

If this sounds like you, ensure you look for haircare products that don’t contain potentially irritating ingredients, to ensure you’re supporting the scalp’s skin barrier function without making sensitivity any worse. Products containing Colloidal Oatmeal have been found to help soothe dry, itchy and sensitive skin. Research has shown that Colloidal Oatmeal contains elements like avenanthramides which soothe itch, as well as high concentrations of starch and beta-glucan which helps the skin hold water and saponins which help cleanse the skin. Colloidal Oatmeal also contains antioxidants and tocopherols which help protect sensitive skin.

DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo is different because it contains OatActiv+ which gently cleanses your scalp and helps soothe irritation while leaving your hair soft and silky. This soap-free specially designed formula gently cleanses your hair whilst it soothes, protects and nourishes the scalp, retaining your skin’s essential oils. When it comes to dry, sensitive scalps, what gets left out is as important as what goes in – and the DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo is hypoallergenic & free of lanolin, parabens, artificial dyes, fragrances & alcohol.

Oatmeal Conditioner for Dry, Flaky, Sensitive Scalps

DermaVeen Oatmeal Conditioner also contains OatActiv+, which helps to gently soothe dry skin, irritation & flakiness while leaving hair soft & silky and the scalp moisturised. This specially designed formula soothes, protects and nourishes the scalp, retaining the hair’s natural oils. As with the DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo, what we leave out is as important as what we leave in, and the DermaVeen Oatmeal Conditioner is hypoallergenic & free of sulphates (SLS or SLES), lanolin, parabens, artificial dyes & fragrances. Let your scalp feel the DermaVeen difference.

Frequently asked questions about Colloidal Oatmeal


Because of the avenanthramides in Colloidal Oatmeal, it can soothe dry, itchy skin and protect your skin from external irritants. In addition there is a high level of water-loving polysaccharides in Colloidal Oatmeal, and because these polysaccharides love water they hold onto it, maintaining hydration in the skin.


Yes, DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner is suitable for use in infants, adults and the elderly.


Yes! The DermaVeen haircare range is vegan friendly.


To help prevent scale build up it is recommended to use DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner daily, or as often as you would normally wash your hair.


DermaVeen Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioner is suitable for all hair types including scalps prone to dandruff.