How do scalp scrubs work?
As with any other area of skin, exfoliation is essential for keeping the scalp in optimal condition as it sheds dead skin and produces sebum in the same manner.
How do physical exfoliants work vs. chemical exfoliants?
How do you apply a scalp scrub?
The best scalp scrubs to shop
Crown Scalp Scrub by R+Co, $56 at Adore Beauty
Ideal for sensitive and oily scalps, this zesty citrus-scented scrub harnesses the exfoliating powers of salicylic acid and kaolin clay.
Cleansing Purifying Scrub by Christophe Robin, $69 at David Jones
Brilliant for easing irritation, this purifying sea salt paste is a stellar option for using post-colour refresh to soothe tingling and itching sensations.
Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub by Oribe, $82 at David Jones
Can't choose between physical and chemical exfoliants? Blend both with this congestion-clearing combination of alpha hydroxy acids and exfoliating beads.
Scalp & Body Scrub by Ouai, $59.26 at Revolve
Formulated with exfoliating sugar crystals, hydrating coconut oil and bacteria-balancing probiotics, it's a scrub of the soothing and smoothing variety.
T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub by Drunk Elephant, $58 at MECCA
Created in collaboration with Jennifer Aniston's hair stylist Chris McMillan, this oil and AHA concoction dissolves dead skin while boosting moisture.
On The Rocks Charcoal Scalp Scrub by Drybar, $48 at Sephora
A sugar scrub featuring activated charcoal, it works to purify the scalp of product build-up and impurities while also promoting cell renewal
Low Key Cooling Walnut Scrub by IGK, $55 at Sephora
After relief? This cooling mix of peppermint oil and apple cider vinegar offers it in spades, allowing walnut shells to take care of the exfoliation aspect.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo, $67 at MECCA
Designed for those with curly hair, this detoxifying charcoal scrub is packed full of hydrating coconut oil, working wonders on drier hair.