FYI, Scalp Masks Exist, and This Is Why You Should Use Them

We wash our faces to keep our skin clear and apply serums followed by moisturizer and eye cream to soothe, treat, and heal. It's become second nature. But when it comes to the skin on other parts of our bodies—in this case, our scalps—we forget to handle it with just as much care. We shampoo and condition, mask and blow-dry, but throughout the process, our actual scalp usually gets neglected. Anyone who's dealt with an itchy, dry, or flaky scalp can attest to how annoying it is, and honestly, the fact that a healthy scalp is the key to longer, stronger hair is reason enough to start paying it attention. 

With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to scalp masks. These masks are meant to be applied directly to the scalp and are usually made with gentle clays and hydrating botanical oils to rebalance, calm, and soothe your stressed-out scalp. An added benefit: they'll usually leave your hair feeling soft, too. Ahead, scroll through to get to know some of our favorite scalp and dandruff masks. 

Looking for more scalp-friendly products? Here are seven top-rated dandruff treatments you need to know.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Faith Xue.