A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, which means that if your scalp is irritated, extra dry, flaky, or too oily, then it can impact growth. “A great way to care for your scalp is to develop a consistent haircare routine that priorities cleansing your scalp properly,” says certified trichologist Gabrielle Henderson. She and other top hair pros share their best tips and product picks for managing common skin concerns and promoting a healthy head of hair:

A Guide to Scalp Treatments

Dry scalp

“Look for gentle shampoos made without sulfates, surfactants, and synthetic fragrances. These ingredients can strip the scalp’s natural oils, causing additional dryness and irritation,” says Helen Reavey, certified trichologist and founder of Act+Acre. Look for products that contain hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. “Similar to its role in skincare products, hyaluronic acid helps the scalp retain moisture,” she says.