The Weird Summer Beauty Product We’ve Fallen in Love With

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…

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Exfoliating Shampoo | This charcoal-infused option helps detox an area we don’t often think to detox: our scalp. The charcoal pulls impurities out of the scalp and hair follicle, while the coconut oil leaves strands soft and deeply nourished. Charcoal and coconut might seem like an odd combo to throw onto your locks, but the clean you get from this product is out of this world.

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.

Goop Himalayan Salt Scalp ScrubYour scalp isn’t used to a scrub down like this. The salt crystals infused into this whipped shampoo polish your scalp in the most magically enjoyable way. It lathers up, dissolves oil and product buildup, and leaves hair feeling squeaky clean.
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