Oily scalp with dandruff? Try a scrub
If you have an oily scalp and dandruff, you may need a hair scrub, says Sam Chok, hairstylist at Passion Hair Salon. Before shampooing, section your hair the way you do when applying a scalp serum, then massage the scrub directly onto your scalp. Use it once a week to remove impurities, control oiliness and unclog hair follicles. Word of caution, though: A hair scrub is not necessary for those with a normal scalp (a deep-cleansing shampoo will suffice) and should be completely avoided by those who suffer from scalp conditions like dryness, itchiness and redness, says Sam.
L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Fresh Cleansing Scrub ($40) puries with plant-based vinegar and sea salt, and lifts your senses with essential oils like mint, grapefruit and thyme.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub ($29) is silicone-free and has a blend of Japanese green tea, mint menthol, salt crystals and honey to stimulate circulation in the scalp, while eliminating chemical residue from hair products.
L’Oreal Paris Elseve Phytoclear 1 Min Preshampoo Purifying Scrub ($15.90) has antibacterial tea tree essential oil and almond seeds to thoroughly purify and refresh the scalp.