How to Maintain a Healthy Scalp

We talk about pores a lot, from how to clear them to how to minimize them, but did you know that pores are just hair follicles? You need to give your scalp as much attention as you’d give the skin on your face.

Sebum acts as a natural conditioner and helps to keep your hair soft, detangled and protected form environmental and physical assaults, so it’s important not to over wash the hair and strip your scalp of its natural oils. That said, if sebum, product build-up and dead skin cells accumulate on the scalp, they serve as food for bacteria which will clog the hair follicle and disrupt natural hair growth.

You need products that balance the scalp.

  1. Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash, $32.00
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    Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash, $32.00

    Contrary to popular belief, dandruff is not necessarily the result of a dry scalp. It’s caused when the natural cycle of skin renewal speeds up: this is sometimes the result of a dry scalp.

    Sulphates can cause scalp irritation, follicle inflammation and cause hair to become dry and dull, silicones can lead to excessive build-up and hair cuticle blockage and artificial dyes have the potential to cause scalp irritation for sensitive skin types.

    Briogeo’s Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-wash, like all Briogeo products, represents “6-Free” haircare – a concept that means absolutely no sulphates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, DEA or artificial dyes.

    When you want to clean your hair without stripping it of oil, this cleanser will lift away dirt and impurities while hydrating and nourishing the scalp and hair. Wonder ingredient avocado oil is packed with hair-essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and protein to replenish and maintain hydration from the inside out. Meanwhile, quinoa extract forms a protective barrier around the hair cuticle to shield against free radicals and retain moisture and nutrients to the hair and scalp.

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  2. Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalpt Treatment, $40.00
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    Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalpt Treatment, $40.00

    From the plant-based hair care brand revered for products that target every hair type and texture, discover Phyto’s botanical scalp treatment.

    Formulated with an original blend of 100% essential oils selected for their stimulating properties, Phytopolleine easily penetrates the scalp and encourages growth and vitality. It normalizes the seborrheic flow to improve cases of dry or oily scalp and restores the nutritive elements needed to treat scalp imbalance. Eucalyptus and lemon oils purify, while corn oil extract soothes with a cooling sensation.

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  3. Hairmax Density Revitalizer, $18.00
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    Hairmax Density Revitalizer, $18.00

    Set your hair follicles free with this advanced purifier, designed to gentlyexfoliate the scalp and remove environmental pollutants and dissolves excess sebum and perspiration that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth. A revitalizing blend of menthol and peppermint oil gives your scalp a wake-up call and antioxidants restore and optimize its health.


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  4. Klorane Leave-In Concentrate With Essential Olive Extract, $18.00
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    Klorane Leave-In Concentrate With Essential Olive Extract, $18.00

    Coined as an anti-ageing remedy, olive oil is rich in minerals, vitamins and fatty acids but super light. Klorane’s paraben-free Leave-in Concentrate uses olive extract and other uniquely concentrated ingredients to keep the epidermis youthful and stimulate the microcirculation of the scalp. The essential olive extract penetrates into the core of the hair fiber, providing substance and resilience from the roots to the tips.

    Your hair will be visibly thicker, toned, and restored resulting in increased volume and vitality.

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  5. Dr. Dennis Gross Root Resilience Hair Protection Kit
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    Dr. Dennis Gross Root Resilience Hair Protection Kit

    This three-part, dermatologist-formulated hair care system features a potent blend of amino acids, antioxidants, and peptides, helping to strengthen, nourish, and protect the hair follicle and root. With regular use, you can restore your hair to a fuller, healthier, younger-looking state.

    The products work together to promote happy hair growth by reducing scalp inflammation, a primary cause of ageing, and shedding hair, while improving elasticity, shine and volume.

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  6. T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer, $217.00
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    T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer, $217.00

    Your scalp is protected by a barrier which is kept smooth and supple by lipids. It’s effective, but can get damaged by dry, heated air such as central heating or a hair dryer. When this happens lipids no longer keep the barrier smooth and effective, it becomes permeable and fails to keep moisture inside the scalp.

    Inevitably you will need to use a hairdryer, so choose the T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer. Powered by proprietary T3 Tourmaline + Ceramic and advanced SoftAire technology. This slick tool generates a high volume of air at a soft, gentle speed, enriching it with negative ions and far infrared heat

    The enriched airflow exits the dryer in a wide cone shape that breaks down the water molecule, thus drying large sections of hair, fast, in an average of 7 minutes in fact. Because the quicker your hair dries, the better. Negative ions in the airflow cancel static and quickly seal the cuticle, which helps hair retain natural moisture, reduces frizz and enhances shine.

    Also comes with a cool shot to lock down beautiful, manageable hair.

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