The 5 Best Korean Scalp Scalers

Scalp scalers are for some people a key product to their hair routine. It all depends on what they use normally and what they prefer. What I have noticed is that people with a dry scalp or hair more often use a scalp scaler. A scalp scaler helps exfoliate your scalp and improve the condition of it. The idea behind using a Korean scalp scaler is to wash off the bad products.

I use a scalp scaler myself 1x every two weeks because it’s just an extra product that helps improve my scalp. There are many different brands on the market and some work while others don’t. You have to find the best scalp scaler that fits your hair type.

In the past, I have tried multiple scalp scalers myself. You are probably wondering which one is the best for which hair type. So I made a list of the 5 best Korean scalp scalers out there that worked for me.

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1. CP-1 Head Spa LineTea Best: Overall
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2. innisfree Scalp ScalerBest For: Hair Loss
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3. Rated Green Scalp ScalerBest For: Deep Cleansing
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4. LA’DOR Tea Tree Scalp Clinic Hair Pack Best For: Dry Scalp
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5. AROMATICA Rosemary Scalp ScalerBest: Budget
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Best Overall – CP-1 Head Spa LineTea Tree Salt Scalp Scaler

The CP-1 Tree Salt scalp scaler is one of the best out there. It’s my personal favorite because it uses 36% natural sea salt. The scalp scaler absorbs excess sebum on the hair while it gives it a great refreshing feel to it.

I have been using this scalp scaler for over a year now, and I really love this product. My dry scalp is completely gone, and I always feel very refreshed after using this. What I do recommend is to use a scalp conditioner after because you want to moisturize it even more after using the scalp scaler.

Another plus is that it also works great for dandruff, and you don’t have to wash your hair every day anymore. I used to clean my day every day, but now I only wash it once every 3 days. This is a huge improvement for me because I now save a lot of time to do other things like sleep a little more or study.

I highly recommend this product for everyone that is thinking about buying this. It really could change your scalp and improve it significantly. It has over 54 reviews with an average rating of 91.8 out of 100%, which is literally insane!

How to use:

Apply a generous amount to your scalp after you have shampooed and used conditioner. Massage it thoroughly and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Best For Hair Loss – innisfree My Hair Recipe Loss Care Scalp Scaler

This innisfree scalp scaler works perfectly if you have some sort of hair thinning/hair loss.  The scalp scaler is formulated with Jeju Pine, Cedar, and Cypress tree. These ingredients help your hair prevent hair loss and relieve scalp stress.

What I really like about this scalp scaler is that it contains AHA ingredients that remove the dead skin cells. This is a really important ingredient because you don’t want the dead skin cells to stay on your scalp the whole day. It could possibly be a reason why your hair is thinning.

How to use:

Start off by making your hair a bit wet. Apply a moderate amount to your scalp and spread it out evenly. Let it sit for about 3 to 4 minutes and massage it even more with your fingertips. After that, rinse it out with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair again. Rinse it one more time and finish it off with a hair mask or deep conditioner.

Best For Deep Cleansing – Rated Green

The Rated Green sea salt scaler works great for deep cleansing your scalp. Use it 1x a week for the best results. On the package, it says to use it 2 to 3 times a week, but I personally think that once is enough.

I tried to use it more often, but my scalp started getting irritated, so for me, once is enough. The scalp scaler uses sea salt and green tea extract to cleanse off all the impurities, leaving your scalp very clean.

How to use:

Shampoo your hair first and rinse it off, then apply the scalp scaler. Massage it for about 3 to 4 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you have a conditioner or hair mask, use it after the scalp scaler for even better results.

Best For Dry Scalp – LA’DOR Tea Tree Scalp Clinic Hair Pack

The LA’DOR Tea Tree Scalp Clinic Hair Pack is a shampoo itself, so you don’t need another shampoo for this. For the other products, you actually required extra shampoo. The scalp scaler is a low pH formulated product that gives a very pleasurable cooling effect, which also balances out the sensitive scalp.

What I really like about this scalp scaler is that it’s quick, and easy to use. Not many scalp scalers have these features, so it’s definitely a great one, especially if you have a dry scalp.

How to use:

Add a proper amount of shampoo to your hair and gently massage it for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it sit for 3 more minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. What I advise is to use a good conditioner or hair mask after this.

Best For Travel – AROMATICA Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo

The Rosemary scalp scaling shampoo is great if you are going to travel somewhere. It doesn’t take much space and is very easy to use. It works extremely well for people with dry scalp or dry hair. The packaging is very sleek and fits in your pocket.

The scalp scaler is formulated with rosemary and coriander for a very moisturizing effect. It removes the excess dead skin cells to make your scalp healthier.

How to use:

Add a generous amount to your wet hair and massage it for about 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water, and for even better results, I recommend using a hair mask or conditioner after.


How Often Should You Use Scalp Scalers?

Generally speaking, it’s best to use a scalp scaler 1x a week. Some people use it more often than others, which is completely fine. You should look at what works best for you. Try by using it once a week at first, and if you don’t see any improvements use it 2 to 3 times a week.

From my experience scalp scalers, you don’t really need to use very often because you probably already use a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. For me, scalp scalers are just an extra product that keeps my scalp healthy and clean.

What Is The Best Korean Scalp Scaler?

Out of all the scalp scalers, I have tried, the best one for me is the CP-1 Head Spa LineTea Tree Salt Scalp Scaler. I have rated this as the best overall because it literally works for all hair types. If you are considering buying this, I highly recommend you try it at least once because you don’t know until you try it.

Does It Work For Greasy/Oily Hair?

Yes, using a scalp scaler really does wonders. Especially if you have really greasy/oily hair, it could significantly improve your hair because it strips out the bad oils. That way, your hair will get less greasy over time, and you don’t have to wash it every day.

I used to wash my hair very often, which is very time consuming, especially if you have long hair. So for me, a scalp scaler is really a life changer.

What Should You Use After The Scalp Scaler?

What I always recommend people to use after a scalp scaler is a good conditioner or hair mask. This is because once you have used a scalp scaler, your scalp could possibly dry out or be damaged. If you use a Korean hair mask, your hair gets that extra layer of protection that helps it look way shinier and smoother.

Better safe than sorry right, and there are lots of different cheap good hair masks on the market. If you don’t know which one is good, here is a list of the best Korean hair masks. These hair masks have I tried myself and rated them.

Written by Christina Bowler

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