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. I came across scalp masks while rummaging through the beauty section of a department store (a pastime I'll never give up no matter how many samples come through the office) and wondered if it would actually make a difference. Turns out it does: It's like a medicated massage for your head.
Keep scrolling for my favorite scalp masks, no matter your scalp-related issue.
Massage this aromatherapeutic mask into your scalp for an invigorating experience that works just as amazingly as it feels. The drops contain a powerful blend of essential and vegetable oils to balance, revitalize, and nourish, all at the same time.
Soothe and nourish a dry, flaky scalp with this rose petal and lavender stem-hydrating tonic.
Apply this mineral-enriched volcanic-mud mask to your hair and scalp to provide root-to-tip moisture. The formula contains jojoba and wheat germ oils to alleviate the scalp irritation caused by hair color.
Formulated with micronized apricot and argan exfoliators, this dermatologist-tested mask helps to loosen buildup and stimulate cell turnover on the surface of your scalp.
This treatment refreshes your scalp and combines amino acids, kukui nut oil, and protective conditioning agents to reduce hair loss and thinning (it happens).
This mask is amazing for sensitive skin, as it calms irritation but also stimulates blood circulation. The product quickly improves the strength of your hair while also tending to the skin beneath it.
This offering is formulated with zinc to reduce thinning and relieve a dry scalp.
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