Want to get gorgeous hair? Well, it’s time to get down to the root of it all: your scalp. Whether you’re prone to dryness, oiliness or are blessedly “normal,” it’s an area that deserves attention.
Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, effective treatments that restore and maintain the skin underneath your locks. Plus, applying them just feels so good (isn’t that head massage the best part of a salon visit?)! Here are our top picks for scalp saviors that will have your hair looking its fullest and shiniest.
There’s nothing worse than those little white flakes ruining your favorite outfit. This all-star shampoo targets dryness and dandruff with an antifungal blend that also hydrates your mane. Plus the minimalist-chic packaging will look so good on your shower shelf.
Buy It! Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo, $28; barneys.com
This balancing lotion uses purifying herbal extracts (think thyme, lavender, rosemary) to relieve and protect everything from your roots to the ends of your hair. It even refreshes your do in between washes and post-workouts, thanks to antibacterial properties.
Buy It! Christophe Robin Purifying Hair Finish Lotion with Sage Vinegar, $48; sephora.com
A COOL HEAD
Sure, all those texturizing sea salt sprays are great, but beachy hair can take a toll on your scalp. Clear away buildup with this exfoliating mask that banishes dead skin cells — and feels so satisfyingly tingly that you almost don’t want to rinse it out.
Buy It! Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask, $30; net-a-porter.com
Perfect for anyone who gets oily hair (basically all of us on summer’s hottest days), this cleanser removes greasiness without stripping much-needed moisture to keep locks soft. You may even find yourself using that dry shampoo less frequently.
Buy It! Davines Naturaltech Rebalancing Shampoo for Oily Scalp, $26.50; birchbox.com
Just like its name indicates, this luxe serum is a total treat for your strands. A few drops of the apple stem cell and essential oil-blend on your scalp will soothe, protect and promote growth. The all-natural fragrance also makes it double as a subtle hair perfume.
Buy It! Reverie Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic, $72; sephora.com
— Jane Sung