Showing posts with label scalp care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scalp care. Show all posts

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

I am a huge fan of The Inkey List as a brand and have featured them a few times on my blog with the Salicylic Cleanser being one of my favourites from the brand. If you are not aware of the brand, the Inkey List has a very simple aim to break through all of the beauty jargon that we often have to Google to find a definition of and to deliver a straightforward take on the skin care’s most-wanted ingredients such as Retinols, Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. As soon as I heard there was to be a hair care range, I quickly made my order.
The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment
My scalp is definitely a tell-tale sign of when I am feeling stressed or run down, it starts to itch and becomes really dry in two spots - the back of my neck and just above my left ear. Having ruled out most ingredients, products and dietary concerns, a specialist simply said it is stress or illness which causes it as well as having greasy roots.  So, I always ensure I used a scalp treatment at least once a week as well as  hair mask to try and do the best I can to keep the dryness to a minimum. What caught my attention with the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment (£11.99) is that it has been designed to eliminate build-up as well as lift-inhibiting grime whilst at the same time working to gently eradicate flakes to help minimise itching.

To tackle itchiness, flakiness and excessive oil build up, The Inkey List have created this treatment which is just like a lightweight serum and it combines 3 key ingredients: 
  • 2% Salicylic Acid – helps to exfoliate the scalp and restore oil levels.
  • 2.5% Fluidpure™ – reduces scalp's redness and calms irritations
  • 1% Panthenol – helps to hydrate and moisturise hair
This treatment can be used in two ways - As a pre-wash or as a boost within your shampoo and conditioner.  It comes designed with a pump dispenser, something I would normally love, but for this product I find mildly irritating and am glad to see on Cult Beauty that the packaging has seemingly changed to make it easier to use.  The pump dispenses far too much product no matter how lightly you press it and I always end up with too much to use.

Shaking the bottle before use, if using a pre-shampoo treatment, you need no more than 1-2 pumps into the palms of your hands, then having massaged them together, work the treatment into your scalp using your fingertips, leave it to work its magic for up to ten minutes and then wash your hair as normal. To use within your shampoo/conditioner as a booster, you need to only apply one pump and wash your hair as you would usually.  With this treatment, you need to use it once or twice a week.

On my scalp, this product works really well, though the dispenser really lets it down in my opinion, applying to the hands and then to the scalp defeats the object of it being a scalp treatment because there is no way of getting all of the product from your hands to your scalp. The serum is quite runny, so it needs to be applied directly to the scalp. That said, the dispenser looks as though it has been changed, though I still think a pipette would be a better dispensing method, but I am happy enough with its performance to purchase again.

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Treatment can be purchased 
via Cult Beauty for £11.99.

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Klorane Nettle Shampoo

When I saw a tweet asking for bloggers if they wanted to try a new shampoo, specifically for those of us who have greasy roots, I quickly signed up.  Klorane Nettle Shampoo
is designed for those of us who have oily hair, and it claims to allow you to skip a day of washing due to its scalp detoxing effects. 

The description given is:

"Detox your scalp with the Klorane Nettle Shampoo, a deeply cleansing formula for those prone to oiliness.

This gentle, effective treatment shampoo gives you more time between washes, working to regularise the amount of oil your scalp produces while slowing its spread throughout the hair. The star ingredient of the shampoo is scopoletine, an extract from nettle, which restores balance to the scalp.

Hypoallergenic and extremely mild, the Nettle Shampoo enhances volume and detangles for soft and bouncy hair that lasts. After sustained use, oil secretion is regularised, enabling you to wash your hair less frequently."

Well definitely worth giving it a try which I have been doing since the middle of January because I wanted to give it a decent amount of time to test rather than using it once, claiming it is brilliant, which I don't think would be very fair.

So the shampoo itself is bright green which isn't a surprise considering it contains nettle which was chosen for its content of scopoletine, which helps regulate sebum production and restore balance to the scalp. It is also hypoallergenic and extremely mild not to mention paraben free.

Klorane Nettle Shampoo

Klorane Nettle Shampoo

Klorane Nettle Shampoo

Klorane Nettle Shampoo

When using the shampoo, I found it to be quick thick in texture, meaning you don't need to use very much.  Once it comes into contact with water it immediately lathers and there is a slight scent too it, not too plant like as I was expecting, more a fresh scent which I really like.  Easy to wash out from my hair, if I am not going anywhere I tend to let my hair dry naturally, otherwise I dry with a hairdryer.  Once my hair had dried it was really soft and whilst I have natural curls, they were no challenge for my GHDs and I could style my hair without any problems.

So how did it fair?  Well I have to admit I did and still do get that one extra day between washing if I use this shampoo, so instead of washing my hair every other day, I can leave it to be washed every two days and the greasiness is just showing rather than looking as though I have poured oil all over my head.

I think this is a fantastic product and definitely one which will remain in my bathroom for some time to come.  It is currently on offer on Escentual for £4.50 and well worth giving it a try.

Have you tried this shampoo?
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