In-Shower Scalp Scrubs and Serums for Healthy, Shiny Hair

Make room on your shelf for scalp-centric products that reinvigorate your mane.

Woman washing hair in shower.
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First things first: Why do you need to give your scalp some love? Think about why you exfoliate your face and bod: to get rid of dead skin cells, excess oil and product buildup. Same reasons you may want to try one on your scalp.

PURA D'OR Scalp Therapy and Healing Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner Set For Dry, Itchy Scalp - Hydrates and Nourishes Hair with Tea Tree, Argan Oil & Biotin, All Hair Types, Men Women (Packaging May Vary)
This research-backed leave-in spray contains niacin, antioxidants, oils and other botanicals.PURA D'OR

Key ingredients to look for if growth is your goal in trying out a scalp treatment: argan, amla, tea tree and other nourishing oils; biotin, which supports hair health; and the energizing enzyme catalase.

Head and Shoulders Supreme Scalp Care and Dandruff Treatment Bundle Including a Shampoo, Conditioner, Scalp Cream Triple Pack and a Scalp Serum, with Argan Oil, Rose Essence and Vitamin E
This drugstore fave treats the skin on your skull in multiple stages. Four solutions in one set calm your tingly, itchy head.Head & Shoulders

Scrubs and serums aren’t the only products that stabilize your scalp. Specialized shampoos and conditioners with ingredients like argan oil can help, too.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt 75 ml
Beauty fanatics love this brand for good reason: The paraben- and silicone-free exfoliant purifies but is gentle enough for sensitive types.Christophe Robin

A little bit goes a long way with a coarse salt scrub, so be stingy when you use it so as not to overdry your scalp (and to prolong your supply). Really take the time to work in the product and massage your head to trigger growth at the root while also relieving stress and promoting relaxation. Who couldn’t use that?