You invest in products for conditioning and styling your hair every day, but what about your scalp? It's easy to forget that the place where your strands sprout from needs care too. If your scalp has too much buildup, is dry and flaky or produces too much oil, you'll see that in the health of your hair and its softness and strength. Incorporate one or more of these products into your weekly hair routine and watch your whole head of hair thrive!
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo, $42
Briogeo is a brand that prides itself on appealing to all kinds of curly strands. Their micro-exfoliating shampoo is one of the first of its kind and is highly regarded for good reason — it works.
L'Oréal EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub, $10
For a more affordable option, check out this L'Oréal creation! It's got a similar gentle micro-exfoliant texture for a fraction of the price — it's also a great place to start if you want to try a formula like this out.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment, $32
This thin treatment is a bit of a magic potion. It removes buildup, but it also manages to moisturize your scalp and prevent dryness and flakiness.
SoCozy Hush Sensitive Scalp Serum Balancing Treatment, $14.50
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This formula works to even your scalps pH balance and is formulated perfectly for sensitive skin. There are no harsh ingredients, and your hair and scalp will thrive thanks to its gentle but effective ingredients.
Earth's Nectar Green Olive & Lavender Scalp Oil, $18.50
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If you're trying to create the perfect environment for healthy hair growth, a scalp oil from Earth's Nectar might just be the ingredient you're missing. It's natural and it works — what's not to love?
Reverie Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic, $72
Although this is a splurge item, it's from a brand that many are loyal to. Some of the active ingredients include Swiss apple stem cells to delay hair follicle aging and hydrolyzed protein from the sweet white lupine plant to restructure and regenerate your strands. Enjoy stronger hair and a healthier scalp after using.
dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, $35
Have you tried a hair rinse before? Although you can do a similar routine with apple cider vinegar that you already have, this rinse by dpHUE is also infused with argan oil, lavender extract and aloe vera for a well-rounded, complete calming experience. This is a perfect scalp treatment for color-treated hair.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Scalp Exfoliator, $32
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This exfoliator uses salicylic acid to clarify the scalp as opposed to grainy exfoliators. Once paired with shea butter and olive and coconut oils, the combination will result in a healthy, happy scalp.
Vernon Francois Scalp Nourish~ment Braids and Locs Spray, $24
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This spray has a dry finish, meaning it won't alter your curl pattern or weigh your hair down. Use this on your natural hair, with locs or braids for your summer style or even before you put on a wig or add in weave to your look. There are no gross, harmful ingredients, so your hair will thank you.
Mizani Scalp Care Calming Scalp Lotion, $20
This lotion is perfect for you if you have a sensitive or irritated scalp from hair color, a sunburn or anything else. It's soothing and gentle — exactly what you need.
IGK Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub, $36
This scrub gets its texture from walnut shell powder, and apple cider vinegar and peppermint oil nourish and exfoliate.