1. L’Occitane Aromachologie Purifying Freshness Shampoo, $35
This purifying shampoo has five essential oils — peppermint, thyme, grapefruit, cedarwood and lavender—so it smells heavenly and helps reduce stress and improve your mood. It also imparts a slight cooling sensation to your scalp while purifying it of product build-up and rebalancing sebum production.
2. Klorane Anti-Pollution Detox Shampoo with Aquatic Mint, $18.90
With a fragrance that combines notes of aquatic mint, lemon and tea accords, this smells like a refreshing mint candy. It also imparts a cooling sensation on the scalp, which makes it feel refreshed and light, while cleansing scalp of pollutants that cause premature scalp ageing and hair loss.
3. Rene Furterer Complexe 5, $81 for 50ml
A pre-shampoo treatment that helps detoxify the scalp of product build-up, this helps promote healthy hair and scalp. A blend of orange and lavender essential oils also soothes frazzled nerves and promotes instant relaxation.
4. Ryo Scalp Deep Cleansing Shampoo, $16.90
This K-beauty haircare brand is known for using medicinal herbs in its products, including Korean ginseng to promote healthy scalp and hair. So if you find herby scents soothing, you’ll like almost all the products from this range. Our pick for the one with the most relaxing scent is the deep cleansing variant, which has Korean mint ferment to purify the scalp and remove excess sebum, to leave a light and refreshing after feel.
5. Three Scalp & Hair Cleansing Oil, $75
Like your facial cleansing oil, this is a pre-shampoo step that helps eliminate sebum and product build-up to prevent hair loss due to clogged hair follicles. There’s eucalyptus, orange peel, lavender, rose geranium and yuzu seed oils among others, that help encourage deep breathing and relaxation.
6. Sephora Collection Hair Cleansing Scrub – Peppermint, $16
Peppermint essential oil is known to alleviate anxiety and boost your mood. That’s why many of the products on this list has peppermint. This hair scrub is no different. It have peppermint extract which refreshes your senses in the shower while it detoxifies your scalp and hair of impurities. What’s great is that it’s a two-in-one hair scrub and shampoo, so you can use your conditioner or treatment mask straight after.
7. Ouai Scalp and Body Scrub, $54
What we love about this foaming probiotic scrub is that it can be used not only on your scalp, but your body too. It has menthyl lactate (a compound that combines menthol and lactic acid) which gives a cooling sensation to help you relax. The scent is more subtle and soothing, and does not have the strong mint scent like some of the other products on this list, so this is perfect for people who are not into minty scents.