Scalp Masks Are the New Face Masks
These days, it seems there’s a mask for everything—yes, even your derriere. And while we may not be butt masking every few days (how do you even do that?), we’re completely on board with scalp masks. But why do you even need one, you ask? Styling products (ahem, dry shampoo), grime and sweat can block your hair follicles, preventing hair growth and diminishing the overall health of your locks. And if you think you can just vigorously shampoo your hair to solve the problem, that’s not the case, since over-shampooing strips hair of its natural oils and leaves your head dry and itchy. So? Scalp mask it is. Here are seven to get you started.
Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturizing Masque
Rose petal and lavender stem-hydrating tonic soothe a dry, itchy scalp with a side of aromatherapy.
Grow Gorgeous Back Into The Roots 10 Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque
Only have ten minutes? Put this mask on at the beginning of your shower, go about your lathering and you’ll be good to go once you rinse it out.
R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub
When you need to bring in the big guns, go for a scrub. This one is made with aloe to help retain moisture while buffing away flakes and soothing itch.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, so it will help clear any buildup standing in the way of you and hair commercial locks. Not to mention it feels amazing.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner
Although it's not technically a mask, we love leaving this cooling conditioner on for a few minutes to let it soak in.
Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment
If you need daily care for an itchy scalp but don’t want to necessarily wet it every time you step in the shower, try this leave-in treatment. MIT scientists formulated it with a microbiome-balancing complex that balances your scalp's natural ecosystem for relief that lasts.
Philip Kingsley Stimulating Scalp Mask
If you have sensitive skin, opt for this calming mask. It helps soothe irritation and stimulates blood circulation (which can actually help your hair grow).