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For healthy hair, it may be your scalp that needs a lit­tle TLC.

1. GO FOR A DEEP CLEAN

If you sus­pect you’ve got some prod­uct buildup go­ing on, your scalp could use a good scrub. Oc­ca­sion­ally swap­ping your usual sham­poo for an ex­fo­li­at­ing scalp prod­uct could make all the dif­fer­ence. “In the­ory, us­ing a scalp scrub one or twice a week may pro­vide a deeper cleanse of flakes or dead skin buildup on the sur­face,” says Li.

2. SLATHER ON A SERUM

Sim­i­lar to the ones you use on your face, scalp serums are de­signed to fight prob­lems like itch­i­ness or flak­ing and boost skin health. Se­lect one that’s right for your scalp and hair, whether that’s hy­drat­ing, clear­ing or sooth­ing.

3. SHAM­POO SMARTER

When your hair is ready for a cleanse but there’s no time to shower, opt for a high-per­for­mance scalp-friendly dry sham­poo. In­gre­di­ents like clay and tapi­oca starch will gen­tly ab­sorb ex­cess oil at the roots, with­out dry­ing out your hair or scalp. If you have dark locks, ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent prod­ucts to make sure they won’t leave a white residue. Just don’t use dry sham­poo for more than two days in a row, Li warns, be­cause it can clog scalp pores and cause buildup.

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