If You Want a Healthier Scalp, Add This Product to Your Routine

A healthy scalp equals healthier hair. That's the truth. If your scalp is dry, itchy, oily, or has excess buildup, all of those things might stop your hair from growing and looking its best. You can sort of think of your scalp as the foundation for your hair, so it needs to be strong and healthy.

There are a few things you can do to keep your scalp at its best. Washing less often and using gentle products can help. When you do wash your hair, make sure you do it thoroughly to remove any dirt and grime and massage the products in gently. And you might also benefit from some products to treat the scalp, like serums or scrubs.


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A scrub is one product that can fix a whole host of issues, like dryness, dandruff, and oily scalp and hair—depending on the type of scrub you choose. It's almost like pushing reset on your scalp, revealing smoother and softer skin. You don't have to use a scrub every day (and you probably shouldn't, depending on the specific product), but it's a helpful thing to add to your routine every once in a while when you're in need of a refresh.

Take a look at some scalp scrubs to shop below.

1. R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub

2. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt

3. Yes to Tea Tree Scalp Relief Pre-Shampoo Scalp Scrub

4. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

5. Oribe Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub

6. L'Oréal EverPure Exfoliating Scalp Care + Detox Scrub

7. TPH by Taraji Never Salty Sugar-Based Hair & Scalp Scrub

8. Ouai Scalp and Body Scrub

9. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub

10. Amika Reset Exfoliating Jelly Scalp Scrub

11. dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub With Pink Himalayan Salt

12. SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Pre-Shampoo Scalp Scrub

13. Virtue Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

14. Nexxus Clean & Pure Scalp Scrub

15. Drybar On the Rocks Charcoal Scalp Scrub

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