We pay a lot of attention to our hair, but what about our scalps? A clean, healthy scalp will promote good cell reproduction, which provides a healthy environment for maximum hair growth. Whether it’s exfoliating or moisturizing, all our scalps deserve a little bit of TLC. Don’t know where to start? Give one of these scalp care products a try—your hair will thank you for it. —Jennifer Cox
Aveda’s invati advanced intensive hair and scalp masque ($61) is almost entirely made from nature (98% of its ingredients are naturally derived from plants, non-petroleum minerals, or water). This intensive hair and scalp masque deeply nourishes the scalp while thickening, strengthening, and hydrating. It’s especially great if you have thinning hair.
The Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment from Oribe ($48) offers instant relief from a dry, itchy scalp. The leave-on treatment is lightweight and fast-absorbing, and will help remove stubborn, irritating dandruff. You’ll love the mint and chamomile, which calms and soothes the scalp too.
If your scalp needs a complete makeover, try Coco & Eve’s Deep Clean Scalp Scrub ($45). It combats oil, flakiness, and product build-up with a caffeine-infused formula that also strengthens hair follicles, creating a healthy environment for hair growth. Coconut oil hydrates, while peppermint oil soothes and cools irritated or agitated skin.
Love your morning jolt of coffee? So will your scalp! The Caffeinated Scalp Scrub from Frank Body ($25) is made with clean ingredients such as green coffee and rosemary, which act as a natural exfoliant to remove product buildup and dead skin cells. Peppermint is the final fresh pick-me-up at the end of this treatment.
Kerastase’s Scrub Energisant Purifying Scalp Scrub ($70) replaces traditional shampoo and deeply cleanses the scalp as well as the hair. The energising sea salt-based scrub cleanses the scalp while eliminating impurities and still providing long-lasting freshness.