About a year ago I discovered scalp care when I used my first scalp scrub. I had noticed product build-up in my hair and had an itchy scalp. I tried several natural shampoos but nothing was giving me the results I wanted. Luckily, I came across my first scalp scrub in my monthly Ipsy Glam Bag. It was the NatureLab. Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub. This was a revolutionary experience. Imagine getting a scalp massage with a sugar scrub that has soothing essential oils in it. It was euphoric.
After this experience, I was sold. While exploring other scalp scrub products, I realized that I was not alone in my newfound appreciation for this revitalizing experience. Scalp care is quickly becoming one of the biggest new trends in beauty and skincare. And, it turns out that the scalp has huge potential for wellness, specifically in the realm of aromatherapy. Essential oils applied to the scalp can hit your bloodstream quickly. The microbiome of your scalp can play a crucial role in the regulation of sebum and your overall hair health. When unbalanced, it can lead to itchiness, dandruff, and hair loss. So, if you are looking for healthier hair, taking care of your scalp is largely beneficial. Below are some of the best scalp products I have found and am excited to share with you.
NatureLab. Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scrub
$20 on Amazon – Click the image below
This is a 2-in-1 sugar scrub and shampoo with probiotic-rich sake water. Active ingredients include sake water which is a natural source of probiotics, grape stem cells filled with antioxidants, and pearl extract which unveils an iridescent finish.
The scrub gently removes product buildup and impurities leaving the scalp and hair feeling clean and healthy. It has a gentle almond and violet fragrance that is very enjoyable. The scalp scrub can be used once a week in place of shampoo. I found that the scrub left my hair feeling stripped of moisture. This is easily fixed with a moisturizing conditioner. I incorporated this into my regular hair care routine when I was transitioning away from shampooing everyday.
Gallinee Prebiotic Scalp and Hair Serum
$35 on Amazon – Click picture below
Do you love your face serum? Yes! Then you will love serum for your hair and scalp. Just like face serum, this serum is lightweight and feels barely there. It is enriched with fermented rice water and a special pre and postbiotic complex. Fermented rice water forms a barrier against external damage and allows vitamins to reach the scalp and hair shafts. The serum also includes artichoke extract which preserves the hair’s protective outer shield.
The serum can be used one of two ways: As a spritz after your shower or as a scalp treatment that you massage into the roots of your hair before bed and clean in the morning. I used this product as a spritz. It acted a bit like a detangler and left my hair feeling extra smooth and shiny. I used it for 1 week and noticed overall improvements by the end of the week.
Davines’ Nourishing Hair Royal Jelly Superactive
$64 on Amazon – click the image below
Hair jelly, yes you read that right. This is a super unique product! This jelly is delicious for a dry, thirsty scalp. It not only moisturizes but also helps to rebalance hair follicles. With a “buffet of minerals” including vegetal keratin (amino acids that boost hair resilience), conditioning royal jelly, and exfoliating lactic acid (gets rid of flakes and eliminates build-up), your scalp will be happy and your hair will grow. The jelly is applied with a thin applicator directly onto the scalp after shampooing. It is definitely worth the price for the experience. You will feel instantly cooled and refreshed as soon as it touches your head.