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1.Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo sweeps away all of that heavy, scalp-clogging buildup you've accumulated since your last wash (from styling products or otherwise) and boosts volume — all without irritating your scalp or stripping your hair of its natural oils, win!
3.Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub sloughs off dead skin/flakes, product buildup, excess sebum, and hard water deposits with sugar crystals, but it does so without drying out your scalp — hello, game-changer!
4.An ergonomic Maxsoft scalp massager with Goldilocks-approved bristles — not too soft that they're ineffective and won't get rid of buildup/dandruff/itchiness, and also not too rough that they'll pull on your hair and/or irritate your scalp — is the stimulating, deep-clean shower moment you didn't know you needed, and one your fingertips alone can't provide.
5.John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer is a fab leave-in treatment that keeps your scalp-care routine going long after you step out of the shower — thyme improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth, anti-inflammatory ingredients calms down an oily, irritated scalp, and a blend of 17 organic herbs and essential oils helps regulate sebum production and protect hair against environmental stressors.
7.Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo & Conditioner fight dandruff by clearing away dead skin cells with naturally antiseptic tea tree oil and soothing an itchy scalp with lavender, while nourishing amino acids and essential vitamins prevent your scalp from feeling stripped — tea tree is also a godsend for scalp acne, so get on it!
8.Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub unclogs product buildup and smooths out dry, itch-causing patches using sugar crystals, and conditions your hair before shampooing — call it your pre-shampoo power step!
9.Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal and Tea Tree Scalp Treatment gives itchiness and flaking the straightforward goodbye they need, so you can spend less time agonizing over flaky messes and more time admiring your glossy mane — thanks to a combination of binchotan charcoal, peppermint/spearmint oils, witch hazel water, and biotin (whew, so many goodies).
12.IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo uses charcoal powder to lift away dirt, oil, and buildup — as well as to eliminate any odors — while white tea powder soothes the scalp. It's especially great for folks with colored/dyed hair who try to shampoo less. Oily, irritated scalps, begone!
13.OGX Extra Strength Tea Tree Mint Scalp Treatment ~awakens~ your scalp with tingly tea tree leaf oil extract, peppermint, and witch hazel extract to keep it well-balanced and hydrated — just press it directly into your towel-dried scalp and massage it in, and voila!
14.Peppermint and jojoba oil is a winning combination when it comes to clarifying your scalp or restoring moisture levels (jojoba oil mimics natural sebum production) — use them alone, together, or mixed in with shampoos or conditioners. Adjust to your own preferences!
15.Head & Shoulders Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir provides 24-hour scalp protection and is free of alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and dyes, so you know you're putting in protective, effective ingredients that'll leave your scalp feeling fresh, cool, and free-of-itching as can be!
16.Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil exfoliates away dirt and pollutants (thanks, French pink clay and charcoal!), while menthol-related ingredients invigorate the scalp with a cooling sensation, and sea buckthorn berry hydrates and preps hair for shampooing — it does it all!
17.Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment is a leave-in concoction containing hyaluronic acid to soothe the scalp and Vitamin B3 to rebalance your scalp's natural ecosystem for ~lasting~ relief and not just a temporary fix.
19.Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 infuses a lightweight blend of plant-based antioxidants and sunscreen actives to protect colored hair from fading and sensitive scalps from the scorching sun (you have monoi oil, gotu kola extract, and Vitamin B5 to thank for that) — and it's water-resistant for up to 80 minutes!
21.Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo helps regulate a healthy pH balance for your scalp, so you can flip your hair around confidently knowing that it's free of dandruff, itchiness, and fungus — plus, salicylic acid gently sheds dead skin and promotes new cell growth and lactic acid helps regulate oil production. It's truly skincare for your scalp!
22.Drybar On The Rocks Charcoal Scalp Scrub combines micro-fine sugar and activated charcoal for gentle exfoliation that w-o-r-k-s and minimizes damage to the scalp or hair cuticle — plus, lemon and orange extracts back up the gentle aspect and support cell renewal for a healthier scalp, period.
A healthy scalp and luscious locks? Yes, you flaunt them!!