Winter is nearly here, which means there’s an explanation for that dryness you’re noticing . Some people deal with dry hair all year long but if your strands begin to feel less-than-healthy once the weather cools down, you’re probably experiencing seasonal dryness. Your scalp can also go through a dry spell, leaving you with dandruff, itchiness, and irritation.
If you’re experiencing a dry, itchy scalp, there are tons of shampoos, scalp treatments, and hair oils on the market formulated specifically for your scalp. Confused about what kind of scalp moisturizer you should be using? Keep scrolling for the 12 scalp moisturizers you need to stock up on this winter.
The Best Scalp Moisturizers To Buy Now
Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo
Let’s start at the very beginning of your hair care routine. If you’re looking for a shampoo to help keep dryness and dandruff at bay, opt for Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo. This nourishing shampoo helps eliminate the occurrence of scalp flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff. For best results, follow your shampoo with Mizani Scalp Care Conditioner.
Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo
If you’re dealing with a dry scalp as well as parched, brittle ends, we recommend Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo. Formulated with neroli essential oil, this silicone and paraben-free shampoo removes impurities and buildup while rejuvenating your hair and scalp with moisture.
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo, $57.00 MSRP
Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Rebalance Scalp Oil
If your scalp is going through a bit of a dry spell, it’s likely making your entire mane look and feel out of whack. We recommend adding Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Rebalance Scalp Oil to your hair care routine. This scalp oil and pre-shampoo treatment soothes, refreshes, and balances scalp moisture levels.
Biolage R.A.W. Scalp Care Rebalance Scalp Oil, $30.00 MSRP
Mizani Calming Scalp Lotion
Your scalp is itchy and flaky as a result of dryness, so opt for a moisturizing leave-in treatment you can use on-the-go like Mizani Calming Scalp Lotion. Formulated with menthol, eucalyptus oil, aloe, and avocado oil, the product nourishes and soothes to help maintain scalp comfort.
Mizani Calming Scalp Lotion, $20.00 MSRP
Kérastase Serum Extentioniste Scalp & Hair Serum
If you’re dealing with a dry scalp, finding formulas that nourish your scalp and your strands is your best bet. The Kérastase Serum Extentioniste Scalp & Hair Serum strengthens hair from the root to promote longer, healthier hair and help soothe itchy scalps.
Kérastase Serum Extentioniste Scalp & Hair Serum, $51.00 MSRP
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner
With a cooling combination of peppermint, tea tree, and spearmint oils, Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner helps to hydrate, detoxify, and soothe a dry, itchy scalp.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner, $36.00 MSRP
Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment
Good news for those with fine hair: You don’t need to avoid all leave-in hair products just because your strands are on the sparse side. Living Proof’s Restore Dry Scalp Treatment is so lightweight, it won’t weigh even the finest hair down. The product gives hair instant hydration and soothes and helps relieve dry scalp flaking, itching, and irritation.
Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment, $32.00 MSRP
Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil
When you constantly apply hair products to your scalp (dry shampoo lovers, we’re looking at you!), sometimes all your mane needs is a fresh start. The Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil is made with pink clay and charcoal to reset and detoxify your scalp. The oil-to-foam formula also works to hydrate and reinvigorate.
Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil, $25.00 MSRP
Lush Superbalm Scalp Treatment
For those dealing with seasonal dryness, Lush’s Superbalm Scalp Treatment might be the savior your scalp needs. This soothing blend of coconut oil, candelilla wax, and chamomile blue oil works to calm and moisturize your scalp.
Lush Superbalm Scalp Treatment, $24.95 MSRP
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil
Even in the midst of winter, who can resist mermaid hair? Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil is formulated with camellia seed, jojoba, argan, and fir needle oils and can be used as a scalp treatment to promote healthier, more manageable hair.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil, $34.00 MSRP
DevaCurl Devafresh Scalp & Curl Revitalizer
If you’re a curly girl dealing with a dry scalp, the last thing you want to do is overdo it with shampoo. Instead, refresh your second-day ringlets with DevaCurl Devafresh Scalp & Curl Revitalizer. This moisturizing lightweight mist helps to soothe your scalp and refresh your curls between washes.
DevaCurl Devafresh Scalp & Curl Revitalizer, $24.00 MSRP
Moraccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment
If your scalp needs an extra dose of nourishment during the winter months, try Moraccanoil’s Dry Scalp Treatment. Formulated with argan oil, this hair treatment works to restore scalp imbalances and help relieve dryness, irritation, and itchiness.
Moraccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment, $38.00 MSRP
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