What does your weekly haircare routine look like? Shampoo, conditioner, a mask? Often overlooked, and key to healthy happy locks is scalp care treatments and products.
What exactly does your scalp do?
Think of your scalp as an extension of the skin on your forehead. There are oil glands, as well as sweat glands, and it’s constantly replacing old skin cells with new.
Is shampooing enough?
In short, it is for some but it isn’t for everyone. As the skin on your scalp is subject to the same environmental aggressors as the skin on the rest of your body – and in fact produces more sebum and oil than skin elsewhere – a face-care-esque regime makes sense.
How do we know if we have a problem?
Itching, irritation, sensitivity, flaking, redness and breakouts are all signs of an unbalanced scalp.
Giving your hair and scalp a regular cleanse every 2 twice a wee a week can help prevent this. In saying this it is important to not over wash an irritated scalp as this can exacerbate the issue.
Find the right shampoo, our favourites:
The Original Detox Shampoo bas been designed specifically to treat oily hair and scalps – to neutralise and balance excess oil from hair and scalp without drying. Peppermint is added to cleanse, invigorate and cool the scalp.
Calming Shampoo gently cleanses the hair and soothes and calms a sensitive, sensitised scalp. Contains Blueberry phytoceutical which has strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
Rebalancing Shampoo normalizes sebum production keeping the scalp clean without stimulating sebum production.
Top lifestyle tips for a healthy scalp?
Stock up on Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and enzymes they give an anti-inflammatory properties to stimulate hair growth and balance the skin on the scalp.
Wear a hat to stop over exposure to sun on the scalp resulting in burn.
Treat your scalp like you would your face, hydrate and moisturise.
Products we love for soothing the scalp:
Purifying Gel: For purifying dandruff-prone scalps. Antifungal and antibacterial Purifying Gel keeps the scalp clean and health
Purifying Shampoo: Shampoo for scalps with dry or greasy dandruff. Clarifying and detoxifying, Purifying Shampoo fights microbial attacks and dandruff, establishing a healthy environment for hair growth.
Calming Shampoo:It gives strength and body to fine and stressed hair with a revitalizing cosmetic effect. It has a balancing and calming action on the scalp.
Calming Superactive: A calming serum to combat scalp inflammation. It immediately relieves irritation and carries out an effective and long-lasting soothing action.