The Right Scalp Treatment Can Do Wonders for Hair Growth—Here Are 12 We Love

Up until a year or so ago, I didn't realize that scalp health is actually so important for your overall hair health. When a trichologist told me that, I had an "aha" moment, which made me feel a little foolish. Of course, the state of your scalp affects how your hair grows. The hair grows out of the scalp, after all!

So when it comes to the scalp, you want to make sure it's free of buildup, able to produce its natural oils, balanced, and hydrated. Basically, you want your scalp to thrive so your hair can grow well.

There are a couple of things you can do to treat your scalp right. Don't wash your hair too often. Be gentle with your care, especially when washing or exfoliating it. And choose the products that work for your scalp's specific needs. Sometimes, you might need a little extra help in the scalp department, and that's where a scalp treatment can come in handy.

The types of scalp treatments can vary. Some are moisturizing and rejuvenating for dry and itchy scalps. Others remove buildup and excess oil. And some can help your hair grow faster and healthier. If you're looking for the latter, I've got you covered. Take a look at this list of the best scalp treatments for hair growth below. Plus, I've included other products that can help with scalp health.

Vegamour's vegan serum works to improve hair density and reduce signs of shedding. It doesn't leave any residue or grease. Apply directly onto a dry or damp scalp. It's best if used daily.

This fast-absorbing hair serum is formulated with ashwagandha exosomes to promote cell renewal on the scalp. It also improves dry, brittle, and thinning hair thanks to nourishing plant extracts.

This formula is designed to be used before shampooing to cleanse, purify, and balance the scalp. It contains orange essential oil to soothe and purify and lavender essential oil to gently cleanse.

JVN's lightweight pre-wash scalp oil is formulated with squalane and hemisqualane to improve hair strength, rosemary extract to stimulate your scalp and hair follicles, and basil-root extract to minimize hair loss. You can use it before shampooing to clarify the scalp.

Minoxidil is a common ingredient that's used to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. This Rogaine formula is specially formulated for women and also contains botanical extracts and emollients to condition the scalp.

Use this super-lightweight mist formula to plump hair at the root and create volume with regular use over the course of three months. It also hydrates, balances, and protects the scalp.

If your scalp is in need of some serious TLC, this seven-day treatment will provide just that. The concentrated product exfoliates and clears the follicles of any debris and conditions the scalp. Both will help with hair growth and health, making your hair appear thicker and fuller.

Formulated for colored or chemically-treated hair with progressed thinning, this scalp and hair treatment moisturizes, protects against breakage, and volumizes the hair.

The Nue Co.'s scalp serum contains Redensyl to stimulate growth and halt any shedding, an essential-oil blend to stimulate circulation and refresh the scalp, and a probiotic to target dryness and dandruff. In short, it really does it all.

The hero ingredient in this scalp treatment is caffeine, which stimulates the scalp and hair follicles. Other ingredients include Redensyl and Betaine (which conditions). It's designed to be used overnight, so it can work its magic on your scalp as you sleep.

The Ordinary's serum is made to address thickness, density, fullness, and health. It contains Redensyl to improve hair density, Procapil to increase blood flow in the scalp, and Baicapil to increase the look of hair density.

This scalp treatment is ultra moisturizing and nourishing thanks to Indian gooseberry (which improves fullness and volume) and red clover (which boosts hair thickness and density). You can use this twice daily for the best results.

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That itchy scalp of yours will be a distant memory after using this scalp treatment. It contains honey to hydrate, nourish, and restore balance; ectoine to relieve dryness and flakiness; and a prebiotic complex to balance the scalp's microflora.

If you're dealing with split ends and breakage, you'll want to give this strengthening scalp and hair oil a try. The blend contains castor and black-seed oils.

Yes, you can use this scalp brush to shampoo the hair, but you can also use it to give your scalp a soothing massage. 

For itchy and irritated scalp relief, apply this soothing mask that also nourishes and detoxifies the scalp. It contains binchotan charcoal to detoxify and clear buildup; tea-tree, peppermint, and spearmint oils for a cool feeling that reduces itchiness; and a hydration complex of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to prevent any dryness.

Your scalp needs some exfoliating action, too. This creamy exfoliating treatment will gently buff away dead skin cells and debris while conditioning and moisturizing the hair and scalp.

For a deeper clean, use this cleansing oil before you shampoo to exfoliate and slough away any dirt and buildup. It also leaves the scalp refreshed and clean but not stripped dry.

Formulated for oily scalps, this scrub contains sea salt, vitamin B6, and salicylic acid to remove any dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and buildup. It also adds some volume to the hair.

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