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Shoppers love this $8 product that instantly soothes dry, flaky scalps: 'Nothing had really worked until I tried this!'

Moriba Cummings
·3-min read

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Having a dry and occasionally flaky scalp is more common than you may think. For many, it’s not something that’s easily fixed. As someone with a 4B hair type (kinky-coily), I wash my hair once a week to not strip my scalp and hair of their essential oils. 

To maintain my scalp’s freshness and to keep it buildup-free throughout the week, I need something soothing and gentle that keeps the flakes at bay without weighing down my hair. This $8 Head And Shoulders treatment does that and then some.

Head And Shoulders Scalp Elixir Treatment, $7.89 (Orig. $10.99)

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

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There are tons of reasons why this product is one of my most tried-and-true hair care picks of all time (I’m currently on my fifth bottle and just ordered my sixth). Arguably the leading reason why I swear by this scalp treatment is its formulation for constant use. Yes — you can use this product every day, and it won’t weigh down your hair.

The Head and Shoulders Scalp Elixir Treatment features a fresh, cooling leave-in formula that “invigorates [the] scalp and soothes to provide instant scalp relief.” And what’s even better is that you don’t have to rinse it out!

All you have to do is nestle the conveniently shaped applicator/nozzle into your hair, as close as possible to your scalp, and spray. Once the product’s on, just massage it in and continue with the rest of your hair care routine.

This product is also particularly perfect for protective styles, twists and locs. When I briefly twisted my hair during the summer of 2019, this was the only product that kept my scalp fresh, soothed and clean – I had absolutely no flakes or scalp itchiness!

Proving that this product is the real deal, it offers 24-hour scalp protection. It is alcohol, ethanol, sulfate, paraben and dye-free.

The Head and Shoulders Scalp Elixir Treatment currently has an overall customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Shoppers rave that it’s “great for anyone with a dry, itchy scalp,” and they love that it’s extremely “lightweight.”

“This product was really good for my itchy, flaky scalp. It creates a cooling sensation that soothes your scalp instantly,” one shopper wrote. “I love that it’s water-based because it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave any flakes or product buildup on my scalp.”

Though this treatment is popular among coarser, textured hair types, several shoppers with finer locs rave that it actually works for everyone.

“I am a white woman with fine, naturally wavy hair,” another shopper wrote. “I have searched high and low. I have tried Carol’s Daughter, Wen treatment oil and prescription-strength shampoo and topic steroid treatments, but nothing had really worked until I tried this.”

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