This Lightweight, 5-Star Rated Hair Serum Is Like ‘Spot Treatment’ for Dry, Flaky Scalps

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With Memorial Day just around the corner, it can be a serious challenge to resist the urge to spend all your time out in the sun. But, with the warm weather and extra heat comes humidity, UV rays, and, if you’re poolside, chlorine, which can be culprits for a dry and flaky scalp. No matter how many remedies you use to protect your hair from these harsh environmental factors (we’re talking heat protectants, deep conditioning masks, and purifying shampoos), it can be difficult to combat all of these factors at once. If you’re implementing all the right preventive measures and still feel like your scalp is irritated, don’t fret. Enter: Living Proof Scalp Care Dry Scalp Treatment ($34).

What makes this leave-in treatment unique is its spot-treatment applicator, which allows you to target the exact spot on your scalp that feels inflamed rather than applying it to your whole head. Once you’ve found the area that needs extra hydration, just squeeze the applicator to release all the oh-so-hydrating goodness.

This extra nourishing formulation features a dermatologist favorite from the skin-care world: hyaluronic acid. The buzzy ingredient is beloved for its ability to lock in hydration, repair hair strands, and keep it feeling healthy throughout the day.

The star active, though, is a Vitamin B3-based microbiome balancing complex. What makes this complex so powerful is that it works with the scalp’s natural ecosystem of good bacteria (aka its microbiome) to actually repair its health for long-term relief—meaning this treatment will help heal your scalp to the point that you’ll no longer need it. Further, according to one study by the National Library of Medicine, vitamin B3, which is commonly referred to as niacin, can also help with hair fullness and prevent hair loss.

But don’t just listen to us. In a 66-person clinical study of this treatment, 92 percent of participants said it instantly soothed their scalp, while 88 percent said it reduced the feeling of dryness on their scalp instantly. The product has also received 5-stars on the Living proof website, with reviewers praising the product for its fast-acting relief and healing properties. One fan of the formula gushed, “It’s the first product I’ve found that keeps the itch away for up to 4 days. I’ve had chronic dry scalp for as long as I can remember, but now I’ve FINALLY found relief, and I couldn’t be happier!”

If your hair is already begging for the extra nourishment, smash that "add to cart" button and you’ll have instant relief very soon.

Check out more tips for dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp.

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