After sudsing up with shampoo and conditioner, you're probably leaving the shower feeling fresh and ready to take on the world.
That's right: Even though they're supposed to get rid of any product, oil, and dead skin build up on your scalp, many shampoos often contain skin-clogging ingredients like silicones and sulfates that only add to the problem
There's a simple way you can ditch the dirty hair for good, though: Make sure the shampoo you're bringing home contains salicylic acid.
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Yes, the famed acne-fighting skin-care ingredient is great for your hair, too. Sacha Mitic, hair stylist and co-founder of Sachajuan, says, "Salicylic acid is a highly effective shampoo that keeps your hair healthy and prevents dandruff." "It both arouses and washes away excess from your skin, and has had its cause," she says-always a good thing, since scalp acne (aka folliculitis) is no. Joke. Plus, "using a shampoo with salicylic acid loosens dry skin so you can clear existing dandruff, reduce itchiness, and thus reduce the formation of dandruff on your scalp." Even if you're not prone to acne or dandruff, the ingredient's exfoliating
Some great salicylic acid shampoo options: Neutrogena T / Sal Therapeutic Shampoo ($ 1
Thank you, salicylic acid, for the hair care MVP that I never knew I needed-until now. No more dirtiness in disguise for me.
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