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Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub for Build Up + Dandruff - Soothing Dry Scalp Treatment - 6.7 fl oz

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Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub for Build Up + Dandruff - Soothing Dry Scalp Treatment - 6.7 fl oz - image 1 of 4
$15 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Removes build-up + flakes
  • Scalp soothing
  • Hydrating + rebalancing
  • Gently exfoliating
  • Non-drying

Description

Why is it that we go the extra mile for our skin but not our scalp? This non-drying scrub removes flakes, product build-up, excess sebum, and hard water deposits from the scalp, giving you a cleaner canvas through gentle exfoliation. I formulated this with a sugar complex to keep natural moisture intact.

How to:
1. Wet your hair. Use the pointed tip to part your hair and apply scrub directly on the scalp.
2. Gently massage the scrub in small circles.*
3. Rinse well. Then follow with shampoo and conditioner.
*Don't use if your scalp has cracks or open sores... it won't feel good.
Tip: this is gentle enough to be used weekly and on a sensitive scalp."

Contains Zip-Up Technology (tm), our proprietary strengthening complex designed to "zip-up" split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

cruelty free | color + keratin safe | vegan
free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates + silicones

Please note, ingredient lists may change any time a product is updated. Always check packaging to get the most accurate list of ingredients in each product.
Suggested Age: 18 Years and Up
Product Form: Scrub
Beauty Purpose: Smoothing
Net weight: 6.7 fl oz (US)
Features: Exfoliating, Soothing, Hydrating, Prevents Flaking
TCIN: 75565160
UPC: 840797119451
Item Number (DPCI): 063-00-1811
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Ingredients:

sucrose, glycerin, polysorbate 20, water (aqua/eau), butylene glycol, fragrance (parfum), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, squalane, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil, coco-glucoside, chitosan, carrageenan, algin, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, xanthan gum, sorbitan oleate, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, coumarin.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.48 inches length x 2.24 inches width x 1.99 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.68 pounds

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Q: I have an itchy scalp, would this help my scalp? I have tried many different products. I would appreciate a response. Thank you.

submitted by Gini - 4 years ago
  • A: it has helped with mine! I don't use it everyday though. I just use it maybe twice a week! I love how it makes my hair feel as well. Hope this helps :)

    submitted byvictoriam - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for the question! The Scalp Scrub is great for removing flakes and scalp build-up. Try this and/or our Micellar Shampoo for targeted scalp care. Hope this helps!

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I love this product! I would like to purchase more Kristen Ess products, but would also like to find similar scented products. What are the scents used in this scalp scrub? It's HEAVENLY!

submitted by Chapa89 - 24 days ago
  • A: Thank you for your question, we are so glad you love it! The scent is Translucence Three. It has notes of: coconut water, transparent water lily, iso e super, sheer blonde wood, palo santo + ambroxan. This fragrance can be found in all of the products in our Scalp Collection. Hope this helps!

    submitted byManufacturer - 24 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does nthis have sulfates in it?

submitted by slow feeder - 1 year ago
  • A: Hey, The Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates + silicones. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.”

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: My scalp gets the driest in the winter and super itchy and flaky, Has anyone had success with this scrub?

submitted by Love it - 1 year ago
  • A: Hey, The Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub removes flakes, product build-up, excess sebum, and hard water deposits from the scalp, giving you a cleaner canvas through gentle exfoliation. It is formulated with a sugar complex to keep natural moisture intact. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: if the formula was changed why do so many recent reviews mention it? when will the old formula be phased out?

submitted by haircareconnoisseur - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello! The formula change was relatively recent and our retailers should have the newest formula available.

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I see some reviews saying there is glitter in the product. Why is this not indicated on the outside of the bottle? Why would you put glitter in a hair scrub? Doesn't that just result in tiny pieces of plastic washing down the drain?

submitted by sensitivecalculator1312 - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello! Thanks for your question. Our Scalp Scrub was originally formulated with glitter for the aesthetic but it has since been removed from the formula.

    submitted byManufacturer - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product safe to use on color treated hair

submitted by Valli - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello! Thanks for your question. Yes! The Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub is safe to use on color treated hair.

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product pH balanced?

submitted by Monique - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for your questions! Our Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub has the pH selected to be best for the hair.

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product safe for color treated hair?

submitted by noem2000 - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for your question! This product is color + keratin safe and free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and silicones.

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I cannot find an ingredient list? Need to know before ordering. Thanks

submitted by Syd - 4 years ago
  • A: Thanks for the question. Here is the ingredient list: Sucrose, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Copolymer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silica, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Algin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carrageenan, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chitosan, Coco-Glucoside, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Xanthan Gum. - Hope this helps!

    submitted byKristin Ess Hair - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Kristin Ess Scalp Hair Care Collection

About the collection
Cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate, or detoxify your scalp with the Kristin Ess Hair Scalp collection. Give your scalp a deep clean with the ultra-cleansing Micellar Shampoo which works for all hair types. Remove product buildup, dandruff and excess oil with the non-drying Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub, made with a non-drying sugar complex to preserve your natural moisture. Or give your scalp and strands a boost of hydration with the Weightless Hydration Daily Scalp + Hair Mask which is light enough for daily use. The Scalp collection is color + keratin safe, cruelty free, vegan and free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and silicones.
View Kristin Ess Scalp Hair Care Collection collection
4.0 out of 5 stars with 412 reviews
57% would recommend
102 recommendations
value: 3.27 out of 5
effectiveness: 3.41 out of 5
quality: 3.51 out of 5

Great exfoliate

5 out of 5 stars
- 15 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This produce smells amazing. Feels really good to massage into your scalp. The price is great and leaves my scalp feeling fresh! I’ve tried other that left my scalp oily but this doesn’t!
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Difficult to apply

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
HhGh - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is awkward to apply in shower. It’s difficult to part wet hair with fingers and the applicator is thick. Even once parted it’s hard to follow the part with the applicator blindly. After several attempts I think I was only able to exfoliate the front/sides of my hairline around my face and found it useless to try to get the product underneath the rest of my hair so it seems wasted. For very short/men’s hair I think this would work much better as intended. I did use some on my skin and it was a great scrub in that way.
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Ramp up your hair care

4 out of 5 stars
juliah352 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Sometimes I feel like products like these don’t work for me because it’s really hard to make sure you’re activating it and using it on your scalp but I just got this a few weeks ago and I’ve already used it three times and every time I use it my hair feels so invigorated. It feels like an added clean and I love how it makes my hair feel after the shower, all week.
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Hair loss

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AP456 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This scrub is hard to apply and made my hair fall out in clumps. I have fine thin hair as it is and can’t afford to loose more hair
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Flop

3 out of 5 stars
minal24 - 3 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Ok so I struggle with dry itchy scalp due to build up. I originally bought this as a more “natural” way to rid my symptoms instead of a traditional treatment. It’s not for the dandruff girls. It made my scalp feel worse and itch more. The sugar granules are equally too large and dissolve into your fingers :( not much exfoliating happening. And its really thick and applicator is really awkward to maneuver. It’s kinda a fail… But I’m giving it a 3 star because I love the scent
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Owensbn - 3 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this scalp scrub! I have a really bad dry and itchy scalp and this cuts down the itchiness to a minimum. I’ve used it regularly and am finding that it’s making the dandruff and dryness minimal. I love it!
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Works nice. A little difficult to rinse.

4 out of 5 stars
Dawn H - 4 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This scalp scrub worked well to exfoliate and remove buildup. It was a little tricky to rub in at first. The applicator tip was a major benefit. I did have some difficulty rinsing the scrub out. I'm not sure if that's because my hair is so long. Otherwise, I do like using this.
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Works Great

4 out of 5 stars
katy37 - 4 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have really been enjoying using the Kristin Ess Scalp Scrub. My scalp tends to get very dry, which causes flakes, itchiness and irritation. I have tried other detoxes without success. This is the first scrub/detox that I have used that gave immediate results. It's easy to use. You are supposed to use the pointed tip to dispense the product along the scalp. I did have some trouble doing this, as the scrub is extremely thick, so I found it much easier to use my fingers. I also added a bit of water to thin it out as I had trouble spreading it around. It has a great cooling/soothing feeling to my scalp. The scent is lovely! It's a very light, woodsy/herbal type scent that is so relaxing. After rinsing out, I wash my hair like normal. After using this, my hair was left so soft, and my scalp felt amazing. I've been using this once every other week and since the first use, my flakes are gone, as well as the itchiness. I've also gotten my teen to use this on her curly hair to remove product build up. It's helped so much with flakiness and we've noticed her curls bounce back so much better after using this. I highly recommend it!
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okay

3 out of 5 stars
kreed32 - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I wasn't a huge fan of this scrub which was disappointing. I really wanted a good scalp scrub but this one was very difficult to rinse out. the crystals are very large which maybe would be good for exfoliating but they get very clumpy and are hard to get out of the hair
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Love this product.

5 out of 5 stars
Jessgann29 - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My scalp and I love this scrub. For one, it smells great. Plus, it's in great packaging. And that kind of stuff matters to me. I have used product more than a few times. And I have experienced no irritation at all. My hair is softer & more clean.
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Allergic

3 out of 5 stars
Tater - 5 months ago
I think I’m allergic to this product I keep getting itchy bumps on my hair and neck
value: 3 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
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Salon feel and results!

4 out of 5 stars
Tiffanyh - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As a stay at home mom of two busy toddlers, I have definitely let self-care take the back burner to my littles. I often do not find time to visit salons and my hair and scalp have suffered. This product was like visiting the salon without the time away or salon price tag. The scrub was grainy in texture and was perfect for exfoliating- I was worried the large pieces would be left in my hair but it was washed away with shampoo and conditioner. It reminded me of the feeling of sand in your hair after a day at the beach. It left my hair and scalp feeling completely clean, hydrated and soft. I have struggled with dandruff and buildup and this washed it all away- My hairdresser actually commented on how healthy my scalp looked and felt. I did find that it was easiest to get out of the shower for application so you can use the mirror to apply the scrub evenly throughout your scalp. It was too difficult to blindly part your hair several times to apply in shower. The slanted tip made application fast and easy to smoothly follow contours of head and apply directly to scalp! The smell is nice and subtle- not too overpowering and lasted all day long. Most importantly—— I feel good about putting this product on my scalp- knowing it’s free of hazardous and chemical ingredients. This will definitely be a new staple for my routine. Love
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
JAZS - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have never used a scalp scrub before and really didn't think they would do much. Boy was I wrong. After the first use, I could tell there was a difference with my scalp. It felt so nice and clean. I thought I was taking good care of my scalp and hair but after using this scrub, I realize I can do more. I use this stuff about once a week or if a use a lot of product on my hair. I highly recommend this scalp scrub if you want an easy and effective way to clean your scalp.
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Not for thick, curly hair.

2 out of 5 stars
Itsayana - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve been on the search for a good scalp scrub, I wanted to like this one so bad but for some reason it just didn’t work with my hair. I really like the pointed end that helps part your hair for easy application, the scrub granules themselves are chunky so it actually scrubs. However, I struggled so much to get all of the scrub out of my hair. I have hip-length, curly, thick hair and it was a nightmare to wash off. I had to shampoo so much afterwards to get rid of most of it since it just kept getting caught in the length of my hair. I also found that it left my roots feeling very greasy and thicker than usual. Overall, this did not work for my hair type but it does have good potential for other hair types!
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Love how my head & hair feels afterwards

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Kristin Ess Hair Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub for Build Up, Dandruff + Dry Scalp is pretty amazing! I was a little skeptical, but after the first wash I noticed a difference. It's easy to wash out & even helps the shampoo get even more sudsy. My head & hair felt cleaner but also lighter afterwards.
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Wonders.

5 out of 5 stars
justme - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This works wonders and wonders. It make a massive difference on how my hair is. It finally make my scalp look healthy and amazing. I only have to use a small small amount each time and it works its magic.
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Kristin Ess Scalp Scrub

5 out of 5 stars
OpheliaBottom - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This smells absolutely wonderful. I just love the fragrance. When riding in the car with my niece a few hours later, she could smell it too and loved it as well. It makes my hair feel super clean and it rinses out very easily also. The tube is easy to use. I love using it!
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Works great

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Kristin Ess Hair - Scalp Scrub works wonders, it is very easy to use, it has a build in tip to make it easier to spread through your scalp, it's very gentle and does not dry your scalp or hair, however it really does take away all product build up or oilyness, my head always feels great after washing it with this scrub
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In love!

5 out of 5 stars
Mrslysageorge - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I absolutely love this scalp scrub! I had never tried one before and was a little nervous, but it works really well. It smells amazing, and is gentle but super effective. My hair was immediately softer and felt less oily, my scalp felt clean as well. I will continue purchasing this. Highly recommend!
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Smells so great

5 out of 5 stars
JenniferPaige - 5 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] First of all this product smells so nice. It comes in a unique package. The tip is angled so you can squeeze the product onto your scalp. It had a very grainy texture that works really well for exfoliating your scalp. You use it before you use shampoo, so you can easily wash it out. My hair was so soft and smelled lovely. I love this and i definitely want to try other items in this line.
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