10 Winning Scalp Oils That'll Soothe Your Dry, Itchy Scalp



We all want our dream hair. And whatever that means to you—be it long, luscious locks or perfectly defined curls—it all starts with a clean canvas. The first thing to know is that your scalp is just as important as your strands. And to grow a healthy head of hair, your scalp needs plenty of nourishment and TLC.

We'll be the first to admit, however, that sometimes there's no escaping dryness, irritation, and the dandruff that can result, especially this time of year. And that's where scalp oils come in: With winter quickly approaching, you'll want to lock in moisture and penetrate your scalp on the regular with hardworking oils that'll rid your scalp of dryness and itchiness.

"Oils have many benefits when applied to the skin, hair, and scalp," explains Francesca Fusco, Dove hair expert dermatologist. "The chemical formulation of oil helps hydrate and nourish the scalp and skin. If someone has a scalp that has flaking, buildup of dead skin, thick patches, and dandruff, the application of oil to the scalp overnight … will soften dead skin and allow it to slough off gently.”

After applying oil to your scalp, Fusco recommends shampooing your strands with a scalp-soothing product like Dove DermaCare Scalp Pure Daily Scalp Shampoo ($4): "This will gently remove the residual oil on the scalp and hair, without drying out the scalp or hair." She also suggests Dove DermaCare Scalp Dryness & Itch Relief Conditioner: "It contains sunflower seed oil and pyrithione zinc, a very effective anti-dandruff ingredient."

Now that you know how to apply it, click through for our favorite oils that'll solve every scalp problem imaginable.