No hyperbole here: scalp-care is the new haircare. While conditioning oils, nourishing shampoos, and masks are all great for tackling environmental damage on frazzled ends and dry lengths. However, if your hair never seems to look its best, it might be worth getting to the root of the problem, and chances are, it starts at your scalp.
Yup, achieving the happiest and healthiest head of hair is truly impossible without a happy, healthy scalp. Your scalp is a living tissue, a mini-ecosystem of sorts, that supports hair follicles and the hair that emerges from them. The scalp is also a hotbed for dirt, debris, and build-up – from natural oils, sweat, and product residue – that clogs the follicle and leads to dullness, shedding, and thinning of hair. That said, despite much neglect, your scalp actually needs as much TLC as your face and body. Sold on the idea but don’t know where to start? We got you. Ahead, we’re listing down the best shampoos, scrubs, and serums designed to clean your hair and calm your scalp so that your hair can flourish.
Because a happy scalp equals happy hair – period.
This one’s a great scalp treatment that uses a targeted blend of vitamins, extracts, and natural oils. The ingredients not only soothe and moisturise the scalp but also help fight free radicals, add shine, and promote the growth of hair. If you’re on a quest to get Rapunzel-esque tresses, this is the product to call on.
Just like serums are the powerhouse products that deliver the ingredients we need for a healthy face, it makes sense that scalp serums do the same for the top of our heads. This one’s infused with good-for-hair ingredients helps in accelerating keratin production to promote the growth of healthy hair.
Ultra-satisfying scalp scrubs are now available in varying degrees of intensity. Sephora’s offering strikes the perfect balance between grit and oil. Salt particles in the formula helps to rid the scalp and hair of polluting particles, excess sebum and dead cells while apple cider vinegar is known to add shine to hair!
Apart from the annoying flakes that trickle down onto your clothing, a dry and itchy scalp causes discomfort. This shampoo from L’oreal not only reduces the amount of flaking but also packs your hair and scalp with hydration. It’ll leave your hair with salon-level shine while bidding adieu to your dandruff, forever.
This creamy treatment combats visible negative effects from environmental stressors for fuller, thicker, healthier-looking hair from the root. With yeast-derived protein for fiber strength and hydration, it stimulates those follicles and encourages healthy hair growth while keeping dryness and itchiness at bay.
If you feel like your hair seems to grow sporadically, fortifying strands from the root could help you achieve uniform length. The formula is designed to reduce brush-induced breakage and is suitable for every type of hair. Just apply it to towel-dried hair and massage to reap its benefits.
If you’re looking for something extra-thorough to sweep away build-up and oil, this has to be the most game-changing formula. The shampoo foams on the scalp and uses a combination of acid to effectively exfoliate and promote healthy scalp and hair.
So, if you want healthy hair, start by taking care of your scalp. You’ll be glad you did.
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