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18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair

“The length, lustre and health of your hair depend on the scalp,” says Gareth Bromell, the celebrity hairdresser behind H By Gareth Bromell in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum. “Hair follicles that are blocked will impact growth, so remove dead skin and build-up with weekly scalp exfoliation.”


by Holly O'Neill
13th Jan 2022
18 of the best scalp saviours for shinier, nourished hair

Great hair starts at the root. Your scalp is just more of your face and just like your hair or your face, it needs cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing too, to create the right foundation for great hair. These game-changing hair heroes have everything you need.

A cocktail of exfoliating and purifying ingredients in Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum, €42, nourishes and cleanses the scalp.

Spray WeDo Scalp Refresh Tonic, €24.95 into the hair post-wash for a hit of hydration on dry, itchy scalps.

In need of extra care? Start at the root with Hush & Hush Deeply Rooted supplements, €75, which nourish from the inside out.

Like an at-home spa treatment, ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, €36.95, repairs the scalp while deeply conditioning tresses at the same time.

Caffeine and peptides in The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, €17.90, travel deep into the scalp for fuller, healthier hair.

Inside We Are Paradoxx Crushing It Scalp + Body Scrub, €30, is Celtic sea salt and nutrifying oils that restore and condition the hair while gently scrubbing away dead skin.

Leave Aveda Invati Advanced Intensive Hair & Scalp Masque, €39.95, on like a deep conditioner for mega-hydration from roots to ends.

Let Kevin.Murphy Scalp.Spa Scrub, €34, exfoliate away impurities, dead skin and oil for a balanced scalp.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s whipped Goop G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo, €43.75, contains Himalayan salt crystals to scrub and purify.

Section the hair and apply Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment, €30, directly to soothe itchiness and hydrate flaky-prone scalps.

The Happy Scalp Brush, €9.99 is as gentle as fingers through your hair and massages and stimulates the scalp for softer, stronger hair.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, €46.50, exfoliates, soothes and rebalances, leaving hair glistening clean.

The Elemis Frangipani Monoi Hair and Scalp Mask, €40, is a three-in-one treatment that can be used as a scalp cleanse, deep conditioner or overnight treatment for nourished hair and a revitalised scalp.

The Hair Rituel by Sisley Pre-Shampoo Purifying Mask, €75, as the name suggests, purifies the scalp, absorbs excess sebum and cleanses the scalp of pollutants.

Hairdresser to Kardashians and Biebers, Ouai founder Jen Atkin’s Ouai Haircare Scalp & Body Scrub, €37, is like a spa treatment for your hair, foaming and clarifying for bouncy softness.

Kérastase Fusio-Scrub, €49.90, comes in two formulas, a gel scrub for sensitive scalps and sea salt scrub for oily scalps. Both cleanse and exfoliate dead cells and impurities, leaving a balanced, soothed scalp and airy, shiny hair.

 

Created for sensitive scalps, the soothing and anti-irritating Klorane Peony Shampoo, €11.50 and Conditioner, €13.50, calms inflamed scalps and smells divine.

Salicylic acid delicately exfoliates in The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment, €15.99, with an added boost soothing hydration.

This is an extended version of an article that originally appeared in the Spring issue of IMAGE Magazine. Photography by Ouai.

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