This Unexpected Product Is The Secret To Great Hair

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What’s your shampoo routine like? If we had to guess, we’d say it goes like this: Lather, rinse, condition, rinse again. While that may work for some people, your average two-step process doesn’t always do the job in removing buildup on the scalp, enhancing shine or stimulating follicles for new growth. You might be thinking there’s nothing else to add to your shower session, but there actually is. When your skin gets dry and needs a recharge, you exfoliate, right? The same attention should be paid to your scalp. Ahead, five exfoliating shampoos that will give your hair a new lease on life.

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Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt

Whether your hair gets greasy at the roots or your scalp feels irritated from color, you'll definitely benefit from a little exfoliation. We all suffer from product buildup, no matter how clean we think our hair is. The sea salt in this scrub works wonders for absorbing product left on the scalp.

Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Exfoliating Scrub Scalp Mask

Most shampoos and conditioners contain silicone (that's what gives you the shine), but it's difficult to rinse it off completely. You can't see it, but eventually it builds up on your scalp. Scrubs slough off dead skin and stuck-on product, soothe itchiness and rehydrate the scalp. Think of this as an all-in-one detox treatment.

DPHue Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub

We know this from experience: The cleaner we get our hair in the shampoo process, the longer our blowout lasts. A scrub gets rid of all traces of oils and residue on the scalp for cleaner hair that stays that way longer.

R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub

Stimulating the hair follicle promotes new hair growth and makes your mane look shinier and healthier. Sloughing off all that buildup (product and dead skin) lets your scalp breathe, which leads to hair that looks and feels healthy.

IGK Low-Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub

Swapping your regular shampoo post-color or every other wash promotes a healthy scalp. Apply to wet hair and massage gently but thoroughly. This will stimulate circulation and soothe irritation and itchiness.