French colourist ad hairdresser to the stars ( a la Catherine Deneuve, Léa Seydoux, Inès de la Fressange) Christophe Robin dedicates a lot of time examining his client’s roots, and knows a universal truth…. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.
All too often this overlooked area is the prime spot for unwanted build up – (think aggressive products like dry shampoo, styling products, sweat, pollution and natural oils) all of which can accumulate causing follicles to “suffocate”. As a result, your scalp is sensitised, your roots become oily, your ends are dry and weak and it becomes difficult to remove dandruff.
The bottom line is, no hair care routine is complete without scalp care. For your hair to thrive, your scalp needs to be the optimal environment. Scalp is skin, and just like all skin it requires regular exfoliation to ensure hair follicles are healthy.
The Solution? "Scalp Detox"
Similar to skin exfoliation, a scalp detox involves applying cleansing and pore clearing ingredients to draw out impurities and restore shine and vibrancy to hair. While the purification ritual should be done year round, it’s especially important during the warmer months when sebum production peaks and your scalp is often coated in residue from sunscreen, sweat, salt water and chlorine.
The Go-To Product
Initially developed to help with scalp irritation after colour treatment, Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub works as a total re-set for the hair and scalp. It’s an intensely purifying treatment that unclogs pores, exfoliates and hydrates the scalp - working wonders for any issues like sensitivity, flaking or itchiness.
TIP: Because of the sea salt hair will feel squeaky clean so applying a nourishing treatment to ends and lengths such as the Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear or Antioxidant Milk is essential.
The Everyday Answer
Specifically created for combination hair (oily roots and dry ends) the Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark extract offers powerful anti-dandruff action, as well as hydrating properties that will quickly rebalance the scalp and relieve itchiness. The perfect daily cleansing treatment, for natural or coloured hair and both and men and women to regulate sebum and completely eliminate dandruff.
TIP: To help space out days between washes and keep hair light and clean for longer introduce Hair Finishing Lotion with Sage Vinegar – spritz a (very) small quantity (2-3 Spritzes) from root to tip on soaking wet hair before towel drying.