Exfoliate your scalp for healthy hair

You don’t need us to tell you how important exfoliation is for glowing, youthful-looking skin. But we bet you didn’t know that removing the buildup of dead cells and styling product on your scalp can lead to major improvement in your hair. So next time you treat your face to a scrub or mask, let your head get in on the action with Ouidad Mediterranean Tea Leaf Exfoliating Hair and Scalp Treatment.

Designed to remove the gunk that can prevent your hair follicles from doing their job properly, this treatment contains the same little microbeads in your favorite facial scrub for manual exfoliation, plus a natural alpha-hydroxy acid for chemical exfoliation. (Don’t worry, it doesn’t sting or burn like a chemical peel.) The formula also includes circulation-boosting fennel seed extract and a bay leaf oil complex that delivers nutrients to the hairs’ roots, creating the ideal environment for healthy hair growth.

While you might assume that you use this treatment before shampooing, you actually use it on freshly-washed hair–and all you have to do is massage it over your entire scalp for up to three minutes before rinsing and following with conditioner. Ouidad recommends using it two to three times a week to remove product residue, but those with dry or oily scalps can use it every other day. P.S. If you use dry shampoo to stretch the time between washing, you’ll definitely want to use this to start with a super-clean slate every time.