It’s time to stop judging the health of your hair by only its length or shine. The state of your scalp reflects your hair’s health. That’s why it’s so important to keep your scalp clean and in tip-top shape.
Remember, it’s the skin that your hair follicles actually sprout from. “Prolonging the frequency of washing, allowing styling products to build up and misusing relaxers or chemical treatments can all affect scalp health, especially for African-American women,” says Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson, Ph.D., principal scientist at Procter & Gamble.
Despite what we’ve heard, Wilkerson recommends cleansing the scalp every one to three days, depending on the level of oil production. However, some women may only need to wash it once a week. “It’s also important to use your fingertips to massage each shampoo to remove the product and effectively cleanse,: says Wilkerson.
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If you’re rocking a protective style, wig or weave, try using a leave-in treatment between wash sessions to moisturize and get rid of debris. No matter your hair routine or styling preferences, your scalp is a big part of the journey to achieving amazing hair.
See 10 of the top rated scalp products below!
This water-based, fragrance-free formula stimulates blood flow to the scalp for increased hair growth.
Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner
This pre-poo treatment is chock full of essential oils that prevent dry scalp and leave it feeling tingly and fresh!
Janomi Essential Hair and Scalp Oil
If you suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, this leave-on treatment will relieve you of excess itching and irritation.
Nioxin Scalp Recovery Soothing Serum
This lightweight lotion is the cure for a dry scalp and should be used in conjuction with your shampoo routine.
LivSo Moisturizing Lotion
Made with apple cider vinegar, this clarifying rinse will rid your scalp of product buildup, leaving it fresh and revitalized.
Essential Rinse Purifying Scalp & Hair Toner
Balance out oily strands by spraying this charcoal-infused shampoo directly to the roots.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal & Biotin Dry Shampoo
These creamy concoction smells delicious and will instantly soothe a flaky scalp.
Madam C.J. Walker Dream Come True Wonderful Scalp Exfoliator
Apply this concentrated serum to wet hair for not only a cleaner scalp, but strengthened strands, too.
Davines NaturalTech Renewing Serum Superactive
This shampoo/leave-in treatment cleans strands, all while relieving your scalp of dandruff flakes and itching.
Head & Shoulders Clinical Solutions Daily Scalp Leave-In Dandruff Treatment
Peony is renowned for its anti-irritating properties, making this formula godsend for those with sensitive scalps.
Klorane Gel Conditioner with Peony