Your Hair Is Only as Good as Your Scalp Routine—Start With These Key Products


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I'll be totally honest: I've never been one to have an extensive haircare routine. I do have 3c curls, so those require a bit of extra love and care (like deep conditioning a few times a week), but other than a few add-ons, I keep things pretty simple. I've been a beauty editor for a few years now, though, and I'm starting to realize that it might be time to focus more on scalp health. Luckily, my scalp is never itchy or flaky, but it could use a good exfoliating or clarifying treatment every once in a while. 

With so many scalp products out there, it can be tough to narrow down which ones to buy. That's why I decided to ask hairstylists for their recommendations on the best scalp products and treatments. They gave me some solid picks in every category from scrubs and oils to treatments. For the best ones, keep on scrolling. There's something for you no matter what your hair goals are.

The Best Scalp Clarifying Treatments


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Best Overall: Kenra Professional Clarifying Shampoo

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

Maria Nila Purifying Cleanse Shampoo

Best Scalp Oils

Best Overall: Nécessaire The Scalp Serum

Kiehl's Since 1851 Magic Elixir Scalp and Hair Oil Treatment

Ceremonia Aceite de Moska Hair Oil

Best Scalp Scrubs


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Best Overall: Davines Solu Sea Salt Scrub Cleanser

DPHue Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub

Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Scrub

Best Scalp Conditioning Treatments

Best Overall: Nioxin Scalp & Hair Treatment

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + Hyaluronic Acid Scalp Serum

Nutrafol Scalp Essence

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.