Should You Be Exfoliating Your Locks With A Hair Scrub?

It may be the secret to faster hair growth!

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Image: Solve Sundspo via Beauticate.

In winter, the elements can leave our skin feeling more ‘scaly reptile’ than ‘just stepped out of a day spa.’ So, it’s no surprise that our exfoliating scrubs get a serious workout in the colder months. But while we’re fussing over our skin, we tend to forget that the cold winter air and artificial heating can also dry out our hair— maybe because it’s always hidden under our beanies!

Sure, we might invest in a slightly more hydrating conditioner or slap on a hair mask once a week. But at the end of the day, glossy, salon-worthy locks start with a healthy scalp. Having a dry, flaky scalp or clogged hair follicles isn’t conducive to healthy hair growth. In fact, it can even lead to hair loss! This is why a growing number of beauty brands have released exfoliating hair scrubs — products that eliminate the build-up of dead skin, product, and oils. So, not only do they help to get rid of a dry, itchy scalp, they also clarify and nourish your locks.

Here are some of our top picks:

1. L’Oreal Ever Fresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub

Not sold on the whole hair scrub thing? This super affordable micro-exfoliating scrub from L’Oreal allows you to dip your toe in the water without making too much of an investment. Warning — it may leave you hooked!

Shop the L’Oreal Ever Fresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub.

2. Christophe Robin Sea Salt Purifying Scrub

If you’re after something a bit more luxe, you can’t go past this purifying scrub from Chistophe Robin. It was actually created to get rid of dye stains on recently coloured hair, but it also doubles as a fab clarifying shampoo!

Shop the Christophe Robin Sea Salt Purifying Scrub.

3. Matrix Biolage Sugar Shine Polishing Hair Scrub

This heavy duty scrub removes product build-up, while giving your locks a beautiful sheen. Oh, and it smells like cotton candy!

Shop the Matrix Biolage Sugar Shine Polishing Hair Scrub.

4. Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

Briogeo have an entire range dedicated to pampering your scalp. But using the ingredients of the moments, coconut oil and charcoal, this micro-exfoliating shampoo is definitely the hero product.

Shop the Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo.

5. Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo

For our natural beauty lovers, this Aveda exfoliating shampoo uses Ayurvedic herbs to remove build-up and revitalise your tresses.

Shop the Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo.

6. Kiehls Deep Micro-Exfoliating Treatment

Formulated with micronized Apricot and Argan exfoliators, this Kiehls treatment helps keep the scalp healthy and flake-free.

Shop the Kiehls Deep Micro-Exfoliating Treatment.