As texture specialist at Broome Street Society explains, “Just like you would exfoliate the skin on your face, you want to exfoliate your scalp to remove dead skin, excess product build up, or natural oils that might build up on your hair.” Overlooking exfoliation can lead to clogged follicles, a flaky scalp, and an oily head of hair. Scrubbing on the regular helps hair to grow in longer, thicker, and shinier. Marie Robinson, colorist and co-owner of Marie Robinson Salon, suggests using a scalp scrub at least once a month to keep your scalp at its healthiest. To find the best scalp scrubs for all hair types and textures, we asked five hair stylists to share their favorites.
As Robinson explains, “Seasonal changes can affect our skin, causing dry, flaky scalp. The apple cider ingredient can restore scalp pH while the pink Himalayan sea salt scrub works to remove dead skin cells that can block hair follicles.” The DpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Sea Salt Scalp Scrub is infused with aloe vera and avocado oil to soothe sensitive scalps. It is also paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate- free, as well as color-safe.