Scalp Cleansers

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Scalp Cleansers.

Scalp cleansers are a great way to remove excess oil and dirt from your scalp. They're also great if you struggle with dryness or itchiness, as they can help relieve the symptoms of those concerns. Here are some of the best scalp cleansers on the market today.

OribeSerene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub

ITEM: 2438208

Size: 4.2 oz/ 125 mL

13 Reviews


After trying many different scalp scrubs, I finally found the perfect one! This is so much better than those salt scrubs for the scalp because the particles are very small and get all the way to the roots of my thick hair. ...Best Scalp Scrub!!...Detoxed Scalp

What it is: A purifying scalp scrub that gently exfoliates to remove excess oil, product buildup, and impurities while soothing the scalp and nourishing hair.

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Color Safe
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Removes excess oil and buildup
- Cleanses pores
- Visibly soothes, balances, and energizes the scalp


I even tried it on my kids as they don't rinse their hair as good as they should after shampooing. Their scalps looked amazing and rid of the product build up. ...Try this for dry or itchy scalps!...This is my first time using a scalp scrub but it won’t be my last. I loved how clean my hair felt after using this product.

What it is: An exfoliating scalp scrub that cleanses with a cooling sensation to dissolve product buildup, leaving the scalp refreshed and balanced.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits:
- Exfoliates to remove impurities and product buildup
- Deeply cleanses to balance and refresh the scalp
- Soothes scalp with cooling sensation

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ashitaba Plant Extract: Supports scalp and hair from root to tip for less breakage, softness, and enhanced shine.
- Sea Salt: Gently exfoliates the scalp to help remove daily impurities.

OUAIDetox Shampoo

ITEM: 2319820

Size: 10 oz/ 300 mL

1.7K Reviews


Healthy Scalp...Didn’t really work for that, but my scalps felt great. Happy I bought it anyway!...A great option for oily scalps....Smells delicious & I use it twice or three times per week (I have an oily scalp).

What it is: A clarifying shampoo that deeply cleanses away dirt, oil, and product buildup with apple cider vinegar while keratin helps strengthen hair.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
-Cleanses Without Stripping
- Removes Product Buildup
- Adds Softness and Shine

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:- Chelating Agents: Helps remove hard water deposits and impurities.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps exfoliate and remove flakes, residue, and buildup, keeping hair healthy and shiny.
- Hydrolyzed Keratin: Helps soften, smooth, frizz and add shine.


Helps my dry scalp...I have 4c hair and an incredible dry scalp. I’ve heard in the past that ACV rinses are useful for dry scalps, and that is definitely the case with this product! ...Works for Problematic Scalps...I used it as directed which is essentially as a pre-wash scalp treatment. I used it as a scalp shampoo with a separate hair cleanser.

What it is: A wash-out, clarifying scalp treatment that lathers into a rich foam, to refresh, remove build up, and rebalance the scalp before shampooing or in-between protective styles.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:

- Oiliness

- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:

- Gently removes scalp build-up

- Helps visibly improve dandruff and inflammation

- Preps the scalp for styling


After using this scalp cleanser my scalp felt clean and hydrated. ...Helped Cleanse my Scalp...I was gifted by Drybar this crown tonic pre-shampoo scalp balancing cleanser. I felt like this shampoo clarified my hair and help my scalp feel more moisturized rather then dandruffy and filled with product.

What it is: A purifying, gently exfoliating cleanser that addresses excess oil and flakes, visibly improving overall scalp condition and promoting longer-lasting blowouts.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Soothes scalp discomfort
- Gently exfoliates and removes buildup
- Locks in hydration

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Probiotic Complex: Targets flakes, soothes discomfort, and locks in hydration.
- AHA/BHA Complex (Glycolic and Salicylic Acid): Gently exfoliates and removes buildup.
- Mango Leaf Extract: Addresses excess sebum.

Ingredient Callouts: Free

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