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Why you need a scalp scrub in your beauty routine

Why you need a scalp scrub in your beauty routine
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Adding a scalp scrub into your hair cleansing regime can help to improve the look and feel of your hair. The health of your scalp is essential to the shiny appeareance and super-soft texture of your hair as a clean, exfoliated scalp is the perfect environment for healthy hair growth.

Why is scalp exfoliation important?

Where regular shampooing not remove all the dirt on your scalp, a deeply cleansing scalp scrub works to lift away impurities and remove hard-to-budge sweat, oil annd product build-up which helps to keep your hair follicles clear.

As oils and impurities can form a follicle-blocking barrier on your scalp, using a scalp scrub once a week can help to prevent itching, greasiness, ingrown hairs and even hair loss.

3 of the best scalp scrubs

Once haircare's best kept secret, scalp scrubs have now become a staple in many beauty routines. We've gathered together our favourite scrubs to help you ensure your scalp is healthy to help your hair look and feel amazing.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

Harnessing the powers of Sea Salt, a natural exfoliant, the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub detoxfies your scalp to leave your hair clean and refreshed. Sweet Almond Oil works to purify and condition your scalp, helping to create the optimal environment for hair growth. When used once a week, the Cleansing Purifying Scrub will help to rebalance any oils on your scalp to leave your hair shiny and super soft.

Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox

Ideal for dull, lack-lustre locks, the Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox helps to revitalise your hair and scalp. Utilising plant-based actives and ingredients, the cooling formula combines Castor Oil Beads, White Willow Bark Extract and Pomegranate Fruit Enzymes to exfoliate your scalp for an intensive, deep clean. Oils are lifted and impurities eliminated for a scalp that looks and feels perfectly clean. The perfect intensive weekly treat, Scalp Detox will perfectly compliment your usual haircare routine.

Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask

Soothe your scalp whilst minimising flaking and build-up with the Exfoliating Scalp Mask from Philip Kingsley. Enriched with Organic Aloe Vera, the poweful mask exfoliates your scalp, effecitvely removing dead skin cells and counteracting the buildup of product and oils to clean, nourish and conditon your scalp. The tingling Exfoliating Scalp Mask is a wonderful pre-shampoo treatment when used once a week. Massage into your scalp, leave on for 10-20 minutes and shampoo as normal.

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