Like many terrible smart, chic women with that certain je ne sais quoi, I find that in transitional seasons I am more apt to struggle with dandruff.
Our scalps are highly overlooked when it comes to daily beauty maintenance, but actually just a simple added step every so often can make the difference for healthy, shiny hair. We seem to only tend to our scalp when things go wrong – i.e. my dandruff – but our care should start well before that. With the warmer temps and summer creeping around the corner, (yes we just entered spring, but I am already jonesing for full-on summer) our scalps tend to get a bit drier, and a good scalp detox is just what we need.
Since the scalp is basically the point where our skin care meets our hair care, we should treat our scalp the way we treat our skin. Just like our face accumulates build up throughout the day, our scalp is a hot spot for styling products, natural oils and sweat. The excess then dampers the health of your hair, which can lead to dull strands and even breakage.
If you are in the market for some TLC for your scalp here are some of our top products:
Charcoal is showing up all over the place in the exfoliating realm, so why would scalp treatments be any different? This may be a dry shampoo, but this charcoal-based formula gently absorbs excess oil with its clay and tapioca starches, but also uses witch hazel to cleanse and balance out the oil production.
While some scalp treatments can be used in lieu of shampoo, this product is pre-poo (before the shampoo) to help clean out your scalp before going on with your normal routine. It is a foam with salicylic acid and micellar water that gets at your clogged head pores.
Noticing some dandruff on your head, treat the affected areas with this leave-on pot treatment. Its BHAs exfoliate, but it soothes at the same time with aloe, peppermint and chamomile. Oribe, who gives us a plethora of options for each of your concerns, has everyone covered with their Serene Scalp line. This product has a mix of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower extracts and, even caffeine to help with circulation.
Depending on your hair, you should like be doing scalp detox about once a week. This detox removes building of products and pollution, while delivering nutrients to the hair follicle. With Baobab, Amaranth, and Moringa oil, nutrients are supplied to the follicles to help strengthen the shaft. Basil leaf, with its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, helps reduce excessiveness dryness and removes impurities.
This leave-in treatment uses a Vitamin B3 based microbiome complex that, over time, balances your scalp’s natural ecosystem. The hyaluronic acid based Molecular Patch delivers hydration and moisture to the scalp to help relieve irritation.
This highly efficacious treatment loosens and removes the build up from silicones, polymers, waxes, chemicals and environment debris that most often leaves hair limp and dull. Ideal for all you clean beauty addicts out there, this plant-based treatment leaves your scalp clarified and healthy, and your hair soft and shiny.
Originally made to remove chemical residue after hair coloring, this detoxifying scrubs takes over your shampoo even a couple of times a week. If your scalp is giving you issues, just scrub this on to calm your skin and remove residue.