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How Does a Scalp Exfoliator Work?

Everyone recognizes the importance of summertime exfoliation—it helps sunscreen, self-tanner and makeup smooth on far more easily, wards off a dull complexion and makes achieving a glowy, dewy beauty look a cinch. But have you ever considered sloughing dead skin off your scalp, too? Probably not—and while we don't blame you, scalp exfoliation's a vital part of any summer haircare routine, helping get rid of product buildup and lending your hair a nice clean feeling.

Whether you prefer exfoliants of the chemical, physical or homemade variety, SELF's got you covered. Click here for a crash course on which scalp exfoliants do what—and which is right for you.

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