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Scalp Sprays Actually Saved My Social Life

No one likes that mountain of snow on their shoulders and by snow, you know what I'm talking about. Enter the magical, magnificent scalp spray.

We’ve got this constant war with our hair. Too oily, too frizzy or too itchy – there’s not a day where we can come to terms with these crazy locks. I’ve also got hair loss, so that’s charming. A day without washing my scalp and I will start scratching away, causing a mountain of snow to start cascading down my hair and onto my shoulders. It’s a problem and it’s not a pretty sight, so you can probably imagine the bunched up faces and one-metre personal bubble people give me. Sweet.

There are tons of products that claim to solve dandruff, mostly shampoo and hair masks that help the big itch to subside for a few hours. The real MVP that saved me from embarrassment throughout the recent holiday season, though, is the scalp spray. Cue the heavenly music.

Now, what the heck is a scalp spray, right? Well, simply put, they’re treatments that target the scalp. These bottles contain power-packed solutions that come in different variations to target different problems. Ingredients wise, treat your scalp very much like your skin. Tea tree helps with itch and pimples, jojoba and argan oil amongst many others help to combat dryness while various botanical extracts aid hair growth. Scalp treatments and toners that you can pour directly on are also good alternatives if you find a spray too hard to aim.

Even though a scalp spray seems like an extra step before bedtime, I’ve found that it’s no chore at all. A couple of spritzes and a five-minute head massage will help you feel like you’ve created your own little spa time. It’s best to apply it when your hair is still damp, which will help in absorption of the good stuff. Say goodbye to holding in the need to scratch your head in the middle of a crowded lift – again, not pretty, but shit happens – and the pain that haunts you when the shower hits your raw scalp with a sting. Below, a couple of choices that’ll lift your spirits, your hair and your confidence.

Vernon François Scalp Nourishment Spray

Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-in Mist with Aloe Vera

Nioxin Scalp Treatment

Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner

Sachajuan Scalp Treatment

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment

Christophe Robin Purifying Hair Finish Lotion with Sage Vinegar

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