Scalp scrubs - another marketing hype or are they really worth the money? And what exactly do you do with them? And, more importantly, what exactly can they do for you?
You probably think your scalp is clean and healthy. After all, you wash it regularly with your favourite shampoo and that’s more than enough attention, isn’t it? Well, possibly not.
You see, our love affair with dry shampoo, styling foams and hairspray, not to mention the effects of pollution and everyday dirt and grime, leave their toll on our scalp.
This build-up of residue, added to natural sweat and oil, can leave our heads feeling itchy, dry and flaky. Yuk. Yeah, we know!
And since beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp, you really do need to remove this gunk once or twice a week with a scrub which has been designed to deep clean and exfoliate the delicate skin on your head.
Trichologist Tony Maleedy said: "It is your scalp that mainly determines what your hair is like, whether it is dry or greasy, dull or shiny, thick or thin. Your scalp is the starting point and its health determines the quality of the hair.
"Your hair grows from the scalp and depends upon it for its nourishment and well-being, similar to a rich fertile soil needed for plants to grow and flourish.
"So, when the scalp becomes unhealthy, it shows in the hair.
"Dry scalp, dandruff, flaking, irritation, spots, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss and much more can all be symptoms of an unhealthy scalp.
"Improving the health of your scalp leads to enormous improvements, not just to the scalp itself, but also to the quality and condition of your hair and its ability to grow."
To make an unhealthy scalp healthy, three things need to happen:
We suggest Natura Siberica Oblepikha Scalp Scrub, a unique product that can help combat hair loss and flaky scalp whilst deeply nourishing the hair.
Oblepikha Siberica offers a unique treatment for taking care of your scalp. It's an intensive triple-action scrub which deeply purifies the scalp and helps prevent hair loss by increasing blood flow to hair follicles.
Vitamins and amino-acids in the formula nourish and repair hair, while Altai sea-buckthorn and amaranth oils help produce keratin, which gives hair strength and shine.
Marigold, wild Siberian mint and wood sorrow revitalise the scalp and nourish hair roots. Your locks will look healthy, strong and gorgeous!
And, naturally, there are no nasties in here – no parabens, PEG, glycols or mineral oils - ace!