Scalp care products have traditionally been considered bottom shelf beauty. But when you consider how linked scalp health is to overall hair health, it makes sense that luxury brands are finally innovating the category. From scrubs to serums, they can be a natural extension of your existing routine, or added in to target specific concerns.
Here, we’re looking through some of the best launches this year, from serums to scrubs (and everything in between).
Sisley Hair Rituel Revitalizing Fortifying Serum, $260. SHOP NOW
If fragile, thinning hair is causing you concern, this concentrated serum is rich in minerals like zinc, copper and magnesium, plus peptides, sage and bisabolol to fortify and care for the scalp. Take your time to really massage it in before shampooing.
Sunday Riley Clean rinse clarifying scalp serum,$73. SHOP NOW
This light scalp serum is formulated with alpha and beta hydroxy acids (glycolic and salicylic) to gently lift flakes, product build-up and dead skin. You’ll be left with a smooth scalp and fresh, voluminous hair.
Aveda Pramasana Nourishing Scalp Masque, $62. SHOP now
If you’re after nourishment, Aveda’s Pramsana mask is rich in buttery ingredients such as shea butter and coconut oil to soothe the skin and soften dry, unruly hair. A fermented lactobacillus extract supports the scalp’s microbiome, too.
Brigeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Mask, $49. SHOP NOW
This new launch is excellent for when you want to remove a week’s worth of salt, sweat and dry shampoo. It’s full of charcoal and peppermint to cleanse and refresh, while hyaluronic acid and coconut oil will nourish and hydrate. Massage it into your scalp after shampooing and let it do its thing for at least 10 minutes.
Phillip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Hydrating Conditioner, $189. shop now
If you’re prone to flaking, itching and sensitivity, Phillip Kingsley’s conditioner is gold class. Formulated with provitamin B5 and pataua oil (a rich source of fatty acids) it calms irritation and balances the scalp.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Scalp Serum, $152. shop now
Designed to support general scalp health, hydration and hair growth, Dr. Sturm’s serum contains purslane, hydrators, amino acids and caffeine. Try it out to assist with hair density and strength.
R+Co Crown Affair Scalp Scrub, $56. SHOP NOW
A weekly scalp scrub isn’t only therapeutic, it’s a great way to build volume and reduce product accumulation. R+Co’s iteration is gritty but not abrasive, and contains kaolin and salicylic acid for a really deep clean. The Sicilian lemon scent is an added bonus.