Yes, You Need a Scalp Serum — Here Are 7 to Try
It’s true, scalp care is the new hair care. Because whether you experience excess oil or irritation, it’s important to incorporate products designed to help address these issues at their root (pun intended). Enter scalp serums, which are treatments designed to give the skin on your scalp the nourishment and hydration it needs. From detoxifying options to address grease to those that help support healthy looking hair, here are our favorite scalp serums.
This luxe serum will have your hair (and your vanity!) looking great in no time. The quick-acting formula — with gluco-peptides, wheat proteins and plant cells — works to boost shine, reduce breakage and strengthen hair in just seven days. Just drop the serum from the front to the back of your scalp and massage it into damp hair at least three times a week.
Have an itchy scalp and dry hair? Add this serum to your routine. With peppermint, fennel and lemongrass essential oils, the product soothes, refreshes and provides intense hydration. It can be used before showering or as an overnight treatment.
If you thought dry shampoo was the only hair-care product that could rescue your strands in between washes, think again. This charcoal-infused serum removes buildup and impurities and helps with excess sebum.
An itchy scalp can be uncomfortable and be a sign of dandruff. To provide relief, spritz on a bit of this serum from Klorane. Formulated with peony, glycerin and menthol, the floral-smelling serum calms the skin and maintains balance. Plus, the lightweight formula doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.
Protective hairstyles are a great way to keep your curly or coily hair healthy, but they can also cause pulling, tugging and discomfort. To help keep your scalp comfortable and hydrated, give this cooling sensation scalp-care product from Dark & Lovely a go. Just massage the peppermint-infused formula onto any areas experiencing tension. It can be used up to twice a day.
Whether your scalp is simply on the drier side or you’re looking to give the skin on your head a bit of a detox, this Dr. Barbara Sturm serum can help you reset. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and papaya extracts, this serum helps to balance moisture and slough away dead surface skin cells that could contribute to dandruff. Just apply a dropper-full to your scalp (hair can be wet or dry), massage it in and let dry.
If creating a healthy environment on your scalp is a top priority, try this nightly serum. The nutrient-rich product has peptides, vitamins and prebiotics it provides nourishment and balance. Use five to seven drops every night before bed on damp or dry hair.