Highly-rated exfoliating scalp treatments to get rid of dandruff: Living Proof and Briogeo amongst many others

Highly-rated exfoliating scalp treatments to get rid of dandruff: Living Proof and Briogeo amongst many others

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Text: Crystal Lim

Editor: Emily Heng

Image: Briogeo

If one of your New Year's resolutions has to do with upgrading your mane, it's probably a good idea to get a head start by, well, looking at your noggin. You see, most tress-related issues are implicitly tied to the scalp, whether it has to do with hair loss, dry strands, or dandruff. The latter concern, in particular, is one easily resolved simply by shifting your focus to your crown. Caused by excess oil on the scalp that results in the build up and shedding of skin cells, it is a condition that can be deftly managed with the right shampoo, conditioner, and exfoliating scalp treatment. Lucky for you, we've done the legwork and hunted down the best-rated scrubs to slough off those problematic flakes, once and for all. Spy them all, below.

Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment

While there are slight differences between the flakes experienced from a dry scalp and dandruff, there's no doubting the rave reviews attached to this product that supposedly works for both conditions. This leave-in treatment is made with hyaluronic-acid based Molecular Patch that instantly soothes, and hydrates an irritated scalp. Hair health is also further boosted thanks to the inclusion of a vitamin B3 based microbiome that rebalances good and bad scalp microbiomes to ensure it maintains at an optimal level. Best used thrice a week and for those unsure if they're experiencing dandruff or an inflamed scalp.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

While strictly more of a shampoo and treatment, we'd make an exception for this this bad boy from Briogeo that thoroughly does the job with a formula of Binchotan charcoal, coconut oil, peppermint, spearmint and tea tree oil complex. The charcoal and coconut oil cleanses, detoxifies and moisturises the scalp while the tea complex and gives off a lasting cooling effect that feels like heaven in our climate.

Kérastase Scrub Apaisant

Formulated with jojoba beads, sweet orange peel, madecassoside, and vitamin B5, Kérastase's relaxing scalp treatment scrub soothes your hair and scalp effectively in between shampoo washes. Made with madecassoside (a component of Centella Asiatica), it treats a variety of skin issues pertaining to dandruff and flaking. Vitamin B5 is present within its blend, which is known to support both cleansing and moisturising hair needs.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum

For the folks with long-suffering and periodic dandruff episodes, this scalp treatment serum by Briogeo comes in a small vessel nifty that makes it extra convenient to stow in your bag or car storage compartment whenever you feel an itch. Loaded with charcoal, tea tree oil, witch hazel, and biotin, it is designed to balance out and detoxify your scalp on both freshly washed and dirty locks.

Bumble and Bumble Scalp Detox

If scrubs bring to mind harsh variants reminiscent of the notorious St. Ives variant, this icy cleansing foam treatment from Bumble and bumble makes a nice alternative. Its foaming texture instantly removes build-up and excess oil, gently cleansing without drying out your scalp.