Beach waves take on a whole new meaning during the summer when we’re actually hanging around the beach, not just trying to look like it. We layer on SPF and dry shampoo or hydrating hair oils, we roll around the sand and soak up salt water, sun and sweat from under that cute straw hat. At the end of the day, nothing feels better than hopping into the shower and scrubbing it all away. This summer, the product we’re obsessing over most is something we didn’t expect to like, never mind love: scalp scrub.
Used in place of shampoo, this luxe goop creates the ultimate deep clean — like, serious spa or salon-level freshness — and feels absolutely amazing, like someone else is playing with your hair. It’s a luxe little ritual like a face mask or body scrub that turns a simple shower into a moment of slow self care.
Before you bow out in favor of a shorter shower, hear us out: scalp scrubs don’t add an extra step to your routine. Used as a once a week indulgence, ‘exfoliating’ shampoo is actually a great option for those who skip days in between for a deep cleanse without stripping.
With the texture of a body scrub, we didn’t expect to like these products, but trust us when we say the experience is heaven – and perfect for those of us go a bit heavy on the hair products or dry shampoo. Here are a few of our favorites — the ones that got us hooked, and keep us coming back for more…
DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub with Pink Himalayan Salt | If you’ve been leaning into your dry shampoo obsession, this is the ultimate product to purify, cleanse and refresh. Safe for colored hair, this pH-balancing formula works hard to deep-clean, but doesn’t strip our the hair of essential oils.