halo / October 11, 2019
Kerastase Scalp Scrubs and Scalp Care
Unlike the skin on your body and face, the scalp doesn’t often get the attention and care it needs to thrive. We all have regular skin care regimes that we partake in regarding our face, but we never spare a thought for the skin that’s under all our hair. Now, let me educate you in why you should be dabbling with a little bit of a scalp treatment every now and again.
The scalp is the filled with a myriad of blood vessels just like your skin, and those vessels are responsible for transporting all the nutrients your hair needs for growth, protection, shine and suppleness, meaning your scalp plays a major part in every aspect of your hairs health. If you keep your scalp healthy then your hair follows suit. The scalp unavoidably gets a lot of stress put on it, with styling products building up, general pollution and the shedding on dead skin cells along with stress that naturally tightens and strains the scalp, it’s important we do our bit to eliminate some of the stress factors we put on our scalp.
Kerastase have now answered our prayers and made treating the scalp a lot easier and in a gentle and kind way. We now have two scalp scrubs available to be added onto any service within the salon that doesn’t include tint touching the scalp, ie any appointments other than colour appointments. The two scrubs are very similar, except one is for hair that’s more prone to getting oily fast and one is more aimed towards clients that don’t seem to struggle with over active oil on their scalp or have more sensitive skin.
Scrub Energisant: This is the first of our two new masks, and this one caters for oilier scalps and hair that doesn’t stay clean for too long. Scrub Energisant contains sea salt, salicylic acid and vitamin B6. The sea salt gently exfoliates the dead skin cells from your scalp, meaning there’s more room for your hair to breath and less chance of the sebaceous glands being strangled causing natural oil to be over produced. The scrub is proven through test labs and trials to improve scalp health by 31% after the first use and leaves the hair and scalp 22% cleaner than any other cleansing shampoo. The results are instantly visible and refreshing clean feel on your scalp afterwards is not something you’ll experience from any clarifying shampoo.
Scrub Apaisant: This scrub is more catered for people with little scalp concern, ie their hair doesn’t feel oil too fast or suffer with sensitive skin. It’s got the same degree of exfoliation as the Energisant scrub but treats the scalp a little more gently. Scrub Apaisant contains jojoba seeds, sweet orange peel and vitamin B5. It works to nourish the skin on the scalp but also treats the hair with respect and draws the impurities out.
Both scrubs reveal and new and more vitalized scalp condition, and whilst your scalp does naturally try to shed the dead cells, its often a slow and uneven process which can be stunted by the smallest of influencing factors. The scalp scrubs are a great add on to anyone who’s feeling a little stressed or tense, as they come with a beautiful selection of essential oils to add in with the scrub, personalized to the energy your craving to feel. Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts found to have medicinal effects on humans, and can often uplift someones mood from one use. They promote tissue healing and also effectively fight bacteria.
We have Sandalwood, Peppermint and Ginger. Sandalwood has effects that are known to sooth and calm the senses. Peppermint is uplifting and awakening and is the perfect mid week pick me up and lastly, Ginger fights fatigue and stimulates the spirit. Adding in some essential oils is the perfect way to add a luxury relaxing element to your scalp treatment.
These Kerastase scalp treatments are only £7 to add to your salon visit, and come with a tension relieving head massage which further stimulates the scalp, releasing stress and tightness from the scalp which in turn promotes healthy hair growth and shinier revitalized hair.
Why not ask your stylist at your next visit? Think about it, when did you last really treat your scalp?