1. Vichy Dercos Ultra-Soothing Scalp Serum, $36
This lightweight and refreshing formula is great for scalps that have been subjected to frequent chemical or colour treatments. It doesn’t need to be rinsed out and claims to offer instant relief from irritation or redness by reinforcing the skin barrier and giving a boost of long-lasting hydration.
2. Klorane SOS Serum with Peony, $29.90 (65 ml)
Relieve an easily irritated or sensitive scalp by massaging this lightweight and non-greasy serum directly onto damp or dry scalp. It contains peony extract that’s known for its highly soothing and anti-irritant benefits and contains aromatic rose and jasmine scents to uplift and relax you.
3. Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract, $80.60
This cult product by the French hair expert features a fortifying concentration of essential oils, such as orange (toning, stimulating) and lavender (anti-inflammatory), that boosts the efficacy of active ingredients deep into your scalp. When massaged section by section into the scalp before shampooing, you’ll feel a warm, relaxing sensation.
4. Aveda Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser, $60
Also a pre-shampoo treatment, this product works to deeply cleanse, rebalance and strengthen your scalp. Formulated with an exclusive blend of ingredients including seaweed extract for regulating sebum levels, it contains 98 per cent plant derived ingredients to gently purify and exfoliate your scalp, leaving it feeling refreshed. The nozzle tip is great as it helps to easily dispense the product directly onto your scalp.
6. L'Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Cleansing Scrub, $40
Refresh your scalp and your senses with this cooling and fragrant formula that smells of mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedar and lavender. It contains natural origin sea salt that gently exfoliates your scalp to remove product build-up, dead skin cells and more, ultimately leaving it feeling lighter and cleaner, but not stripped.
8. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $79
Great for those with oily or sensitive scalps, this scalp-scrub contains no parabens or silicones, although it does have sulfates. Itcontains the natural exfoliant sea salt to remove scalp build-up and boost blood circulation, and lathers very well once you’ve massaged all the product in. It also has a refreshing citrusy scent!
7. L'Oreal Paris Elseve Phytoclear 1Min Pre-Shampoo Purifying Scrub
Combat those pesky flakes with this new anti-dandruff scalp scrub, powered by tea tree essential oil’s renowned anti-bacterial and anti-fungi properties. Interestingly, it’s also made with almond seeds (instead of microbeads) to delicately and thoroughly exfoliate impurities from your scalp.
5. Moist Diane Extra Fresh Scalp Essence, $18.90
If you have an oily and irritated, dandruff-prone scalp, this handy leave-in treatment is formulated to nourish, relieve and rebalance scalps, especially in humid tropical climates. It’s made with no less than 48 herbs like rosemary, tea tree and peppermint that have antibacterial properties to naturally soothe your scalp, while banishing odours and controlling sebum levels. Use on towel-dried hair and spray it directly onto your scalp, massaging gently with fingertips.
9. Daeng Gi Meo Ri Vitalizing Scalp Nutrition Pack for Hair-loss, $47.80
Reinvigorate limp locks and relieve itchiness with this nutrient-packed leave-in hair treatment that’s been approved by the Korean Food and Drug Administration. It’s formulated with a potent blend of herbal extracts that work to encourage hair growth, such as gamcho, dangui and changpo, as well as L-menthol, salicyclic acid and D-panthenol. Use it after you’ve cleansed your hair.
10. PHS Hairscience ADV Elixir, $199
A winner in our Hair Awards 2016, this signature pre-wash treatment by homegrown brand PHS Hairscience works to unclog pores on your scalp and eliminate accumulated dirt, sweat and oil, while priming scalp to absorb nutrients and strengthening hair cuticles.