The Best Scalp Scrubs to Try (And Yes, They’re Totally Necessary)
If you haven’t already jumped aboard the scalp scrub bandwagon, you may want to reconsider. If you think this is just another pointless product designed to clutter your bathroom shelf, think again. Scalp scrubs are very necessary and important to your scalp health. If you are a frequent styler, dry shampoo enthusiast or otherwise just a hair product junkie, your scalp could benefit from a good scrub every now and again. Here’s why.
Just because you wash your hair doesn’t mean you’re removing all of the built up oil, sweat and product from your scalp. Unfortunately, the downside to skipping washes in the name of really good second, third and even fourth day hair is the amount of product buildup that could be left sitting on top of your head for a prolonged period of time. Think about it: The skin on your body and face needs to be exfoliated regularly, so why not your scalp? Ahead, we rounded up some of our favorite scalp scrubs to exfoliate the skin on your head in the hopes of giving you really, really good hair days.
This scrub from L'Oréal Paris contains apricot seeds to gently exfoliate your scalp and remove impurities, buildup from dirt and oil and dry skin.
Remove dead skin and loosen product buildup with this deep exfoliating treatment. It’s infused with vitreoscilla ferment and micronized apricot seeds and argan shells to simultaneously purify while it buffs away debris for a healthy looking scalp.
Made with natural ingredients like coffee and rosemary, this scalp scrub is a great detoxifier to promote healthier, shinier hair.
Give your scalp a wake-up call with this refreshing plant-based scrub. The tea tree leaves a cooling sensation while Himalayan sea salt exfoliates.
If you’re a product minimalist, this two-in-one body and scalp scrub is your perfect match. It gently exfoliates with sugar crystals while probiotics aim to leave your skin balanced and healthy-looking.
Ideal for those with a dry, flaky or itchy scalp, this charcoal and coconut oil exfoliating shampoo is the best of both worlds: It hydrates the hair with coconut oil, while the vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators help remove dead surface skin cells.
Formulated with all natural ingredients and made in Italy, this sea salt scrub is great for removing pollution and dirt from the base of your stands. With regular use, you may even notice a texturizing effect on your hair.