7 scalp oils for the healthiest, most head-turning hair of your life
Scalp care is *way* more important than you think
Content Producer / October 13 2023
Let's face it: scalp health is often overlooked. We're constantly trying out hair serums, hair treatments and every other hair product under the sun, yet we remain perplexed as to why we aren't achieving the desired outcomes.
Unfortunately, we tend to disregard the crucial role of scalp care. In fact, numerous experts assert that the foundation of healthy hair is a well-maintained scalp.
Trichologist Kate Holden, an expert in the study of hair and scalp related problems, recently told Byrdie there's numerous advantages of using oils on the scalp.
"Tea tree, peppermint, ginger and cade oil can help alleviate itchy scalps and reduce inflammation," she says. "Coconut oil is sometimes recommended as an emollient to help with dry skin and dandruff, and there is some evidence that rosemary oil may help with hair growth."
So, what are you waiting for? Here are our top recommendations...
Cantu Shea Butter, Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil
With over 110 five-star reviews and a $16.32 price tag, you'd be a fool to let this baby pass. If you're looking for something that does it all, we recommend clicking 'add to cart' immediately, as this one's sold out like hot cakes in the past. The oil is infused with a blend of shea butter, tea tree oil, and jojoba oil to help soothe and moisturise dry, itchy scalps, while promoting healthy hair growth. Customers also rave about how it helps to tame frizz, add shine and improve the overall health of their hair and scalp.
$16.32 at iHerb
Kiehl's Magic Elixir
If the name didn't already tip you off, you'll be pleased to hear this lightweight elixir is infused with a "magical mix" of oils that stimulate the scalp, giving you the healthiest hair of your dreams. Nourishing ingredients like avocado oil and rosemary leaf oil also help to strengthen and revitalise your tresses from root to tip.
$48 at Kiehl's
Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment
If you've got a flaky scalp that could give the Sahara desert a run for its money, we suggest running, not walking, to ensure you get a piece of this pie. With over 260 reviews (182 of which are five stars), this professional scalp treatment is infused with argan oil, geranium and lavender essential oils to soothe and moisturise dry, flaky scalps. It also helps relieve irritation, improve circulation and treat the hair follicles at the root to encourage shiny, lustrous locks.
$47 at Adore Beauty
JVN Complete Pre-Wash Scalp & Hair Treatment Oil
This little lifesaver is a lightweight, nutrient-dense pre-wash treatment oil that clarifies and soothes the scalp for stronger, shinier, longer and healthier-looking hair. And as if that wasn't enough, it also helps to stop breakage and fallout, while removing heavy dirt and product buildup.
$44 at Sephora
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density
Here at BEAUTY/crew, we're huge fans of The Ordinary. Not only are their products super effective, but with incredibly affordable price points, you'd be silly not to give them a go. And at only $34.20, this hair oil's no different. The concentrated serum strives to deliver fuller, denser, healthier and thicker hair by deeply penetrating the scalp to encourage circulation and promote healthy follicles.
$34.20 at Adore Beauty
Centred En Root Scalp Oil
Create the perfect love affair between your scalp and your hair with En-Root Scalp Oil. This award-winning product contains salicylic acid, which exfoliates the scalp, lifting dead skin and product buildup (such as dry shampoo and hairspray). Each of its 11 oils serve a unique purpose as well. Rosemary, peppermint and tea tree stimulate the hair follicles, whilst jojoba, coconut and argan oil deeply nourish the scalp.
$59 at Sephora
Guerlain Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair Youth-Oil-In Serum
You'll feel like royalty after a few drops of this luxe oil. Concentrated in Dynamic Blackbee Repair Technology and enriched with black bee honey, this oil-in-serum triples the scalp's vitality and increases the hair fibre's resistance fivefold. Translation? You'll have thicker, shinier, more resilient strands, as well as a darn healthy scalp.
$230 at Sephora
Tiarne is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. Between crafting narratives about all things beauty, you might catch her indulging in an endless stream of TikTok videos and obsessing over her dog. Her words have also appeared across other mastheads such as Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea, Now To Love, Bounty Parents and more.