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5 reasons why you need a scalp serum in your hair care routine

A scalp serum can aid in the treatment of dandruff-like hair problems by hydrating and nourishing your scalp and hair strands.
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Aayushi Gupta Published: 20 Feb 2023, 08:59 am IST
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Raise your hand if you frequently struggle with hair loss, dandruff and scalp dryness. While there are number of solutions available, we’re here to reveal why you should include a scalp serum into your daily hair care regimen. Yes, scalp serums penetrate deeply into your scalp and hair to promote healthy hair.

Health Shots asked Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, to explain the benefits of using a scalp serum and how it can help in reducing the scalp issues such as dryness, dandruff, and even scalp infection.

Dr Bajaj says “Since scalp serums are designed specifically to treat the skin on your scalp, they can provide a number of advantages. Over-washing your hair damages your scalp and leaves your skin dry and harsh. Serums, which contain both natural and chemicals, help moisturize the scalp and treat some scalp conditions, which is good for the health of your hair as well.”

Here are 5 top benefits of scalp serum

1. Moisturizing

Scalp serums can help hydrate the scalp and prevent dryness, flakiness, and itching.

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Serum can improve the quality of your hair. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

2. Promoting hair growth

Some scalp serums contain ingredients such as biotin, vitamins and minerals that can support hair growth and help improve the overall health of your hair.

3. Preventing hair loss

Some scalp serums can help regulate the production of sebum, an oil that can clog hair follicles and lead to hair loss.

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4. Reducing dandruff

Scalp serums with ingredients like tea tree oil can help reduce the symptoms of dandruff, including itching and flakiness.

5. Improving the overall health of your hair

Scalp serums can help nourish and protect the scalp and hair, leaving them looking and feeling healthier. You can even experience natural hair growth.

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Give your hair the nourishment of a serum. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

It is important to note that the specific benefits you may experience will depend on the ingredients in the scalp serum you choose, as well as your individual hair and scalp needs.

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How to use a scalp serum?

Follow these steps for applying a scalp serum:

Step 1: Before applying the serum, you must ensure that the hair is product-free and wet. So it might be best to use it after taking a shower.

Step 2: Wash your hair with a natural mild shampoo followed by a conditioner. Your hair is ready to apply the serum!

Step 3: When your hair is almost dry, place two to three drops of hair serum in your palms and rub them together for a few seconds to warm the serum.

Step 4: Now part your hair and begin applying the serum lightly to your scalp, working your way around your head. Do not rub the serum, do it smoothly.

Note: Remember to apply the serum to both your front and back hairlines.

Step 5: When you have finished applying the serum, massage it into the scalp for at least 10 minutes with your fingertips in a circular motion to make sure it has been spread well.

Step 6: Now, divide your hair into sections and apply your hair serum to the length of your hair as well.

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You can fix basic hair woes with a serum instantly. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

You can use it the night before washing your hair. However, scalp serum is lightweight and quickly absorbed, so rinsing it off is not necessary. With its regular use, you can notice a healthy scalp and thicker hair growth in about 3-4 weeks.


Scalp serum not only cures scalp infection and keeps it moisturized and nourished but it also creates a shield around your hair strands and heals and repairs your hair from all sorts of damages. So, use scalp serum to reflect the shine and embrace the improvement in your hair’s health!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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