7 scalp treatments for a healthier head of hair
When we think about hair care, most of us just think of shampoo and conditioner. Rarely do we consider scalp treatments and how the health of our scalp impacts the health, look, and feel of our hair. However, healthy hair starts with the scalp, so we need to make sure we are properly taking care of it. We’ve rounded up 5 fantastic products that work to rebalance, purify and hydrate the skin for a healthier scalp and happier hair.
L'Oreal Botanicals Lavender Pre-Shampoo Oil, £9.99
Perfect for dry scalps, made with organic Lavender Essential Oil, Soya and Coconut Oils, this pre-shampoo treatment hydrates the skin and leaves hair feeling soft to the touch. Simply massage the oil into the scalp and leave for 5-15 minutes, before shampooing. Use up to 3 times a week for a healthy and happy scalp.
The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Conditioner, £6.50
Perfect for dry and sensitive scalps, this ginger essential oil conditioner with birch bark, white willow extracts and Community Trade organic aloe vera, works to gently soothe the scalp and hydrate and strengthen weak hair.
Leonor Greyl Huile Apaisante, £28
This nourishing product works to combat the effects of stress on the scalp and hair using natural oils, including apricot kernel oil and rice bran oil, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to immediately soothe and refresh. The easy to use roll on bottle allows for direct application to the areas of concern to purify the scalp, balance sebum production and reduce dandruff. Depending on the dryness of your scalp the oil can be used occasionally, as and when needed, or as a regular deep treatment.
Davines The Let It Go Circle, £8
For scalps and hair in need of some TLC this deeply nourishing and purifying mask is highly conditioning leaving scalps clarified and locks silky smooth. Containing brahmi oil, the mask also relieves stress and relaxes the mind and sweet orange essential oils work to hydrate and balance whilst the grey clay absorbs impurities.
Kiehl's Magic Elixir, Hair Conditioning Concentrate Hair Treatment, £30
This pre-shampoo formula uses naturally-derived oils to condition, nourish and revitalise the hair and scalp. The blend of Rosemary leaf oil, Avocado oil and Saftflower seed oil, plus Aloe, soothes the scalp and leaves hair noticeably softer and more healthy looking. Simply massage the concentrate into the scalp and leave to work for 5-10 minutes before shampooing. Regular use will result in optimum scalp and hair health.
A'Kin Mild & Gentle Fragrance Free Conditioner, £12
Developed specifically for a sensitive scalp, this gentle conditioner, enriched with Oat Extract, Shea Butter and Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, provides moisture to the scalp, soothing and nourishing any itchy areas. And it's vegan!
Nourishing Hair & Scalp Oil, £12
Simply massage a few drops of this nourishing and clarifying oil into the scalp or add to your shampoo for healthier hair growth. Used regularly the oil will deeply condition hair, maintain nourished roots, and can even be used as an alternative remedy to thinning hair, hair loss, and psoriasis and eczema of the scalp.