5 Ways to treat your scalp better this 2019

5 Ways to treat your scalp better this 2019

The new skincare

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

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A healthy head of hair is more than just keeping your tresses in check — don't forget to shower the same TLC to your scalp as well

Like your skin that requires exfoliating every week to ensure your complexion is on-point, taking care of your scalp is equally to guarantee a head full of healthy locks. If you typically spend most of your time priming your skin to perfection (12-step skincare routine enthusiasts, we're looking at you), allocate some time to nourish your scalp to promote scalp health and of course, your crowning glory.

Scalp care involves a few steps, mainly cleansing, rebalancing, and hydrating. The first two steps help to improve blood circulation while making sure your scalp doesn't under- or over-produce sebum; and the last step (likely involving a scalp mask or serum) ensures that your scalp's concerns are taken care of—whether you have flakiness or an oily scalp. If you're feeling indulgent, visiting a salon for a scalp treatment definitely helps as well. Below, here are some scrub and treatment options to keep your scalp in check:

Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub

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Ouai's deep-cleansing, foaming scrub is for those who love multitasking beauty essentials. Opt for a weekly detox with this winner—made of sugar crystals and probiotics to give your scalp (and skin!) a good scrub-down, plus a ton of hydration. Extra points go to the decadent scent of bergamot, rose, lychee, cedar-wood and white musk.


Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment

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For those who have oily scalp, don't resort to frequent shampoos as this might strip your scalp's natural oils away—resulting in it overcompensating by increasing sebum production. Use Briogeo's unique treatment that infuses Binchotan charcoal, peppermint and spearmint oils and Witch Hazel water to remove impurities and reduce scalp irritation. The extra punch comes from super-vitamin, biotin, that supports hair follice growth.


IGK Trust Issues Instant Scalp Rebalancing Treatment

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If greasy treatments are the bane of your existence, try IGK's non-greasy option that is a boon to any dry, itchy scalp. This soothing treatment uses hyaluronic acid to hydrate the scalp sans leaving an oily film, along with a dash of apple cider vinegar to keep the scalp pH balance in check—perfect to soothe any itchy scalp.

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner

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Sachajuan's Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner is our new favourite duo for its impressive formula: piroctone olamine and climbazole helps to remove dry dandruff and relieve itchiness, while a powerful combination of rosemary oil, methol, salicylic acid and ginger extract soothes irritated scalp and promote new cell growth at the same time. Add this to your haircare routine and prepare to see perfectly-balanced scalp and healthy tresses.


Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner

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Aveda's Scalp Benefits Shampoo and Conditioner are iconic for good reason—this bestselling duo from the brand is touted for creating a "healthy hair environment", allowing your hair to thrive. Purifying actives in the shampoo such as sage leaf, echinacea, and coconut-derived conditioning agents hydrate and soothe the hair, while vitamin-rich sea buckthorn protects hair and scalp from environmental aggressors. Follow up with the conditioner (packed with meadowfoam seed oil) to leave your tresses feeling soft and silky thereafter.