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The Scalp Scrub Natalie Portman Uses Once a Week

The Scalp Scrub Natalie Portman Uses Once a Week
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Christophe Robin's Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt has come out as a favorite amongst many a beauty editor, is winner of several beauty accolades and serves as a treatment that Natalie Portman uses all the time.

But why do I need a scalp scrub?

A hair scrub? Really? Do we truly need to add another product to our already packed-out routines? Yes, because as the namesake, Parisian hair colorist himself explains,

The health and beauty of hair starts with a balanced and healthy scalp.

When you think about it, “you usually never rinse as thoroughly at home as when someone does it in a salon, so there’s always some residue left,” says Robin. "That residue could build up and make your scalp itch."

Washing your hair with a salt scrub like Robin's, will remove the build-up in the hair without even harming the color.

As a colorist, it quickly became obvious to me that one of my key priorities was to pay attention to the wellbeing of my clients’ scalps, often suffering from irritation or increased sensitivity due to contact with chemicals. Every day, I meet men and women suffering from itchy scalps and dandruff, and I would even say that the phenomenon seems to be growing. Specialists cannot pinpoint an exact cause, even if the most frequent are related to stress, food, pollution or the use of inappropriate products. These concerns led me to create my cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt in 2013. Its immediate success around the world confirmed my opinion that scalp discomfort was a major preoccupation for many.

- Christophe Robin   

We often forget that the scalp is similar to the skin, but actually with more oil glands and hair follicles. You wouldn’t skip out on exfoliating your skin (would you!?) so why would you miss the scalp? If the hair follicles on your head become plugged with excess sebum and dead skin, this will lead to increased loss of hair.

Take preventative action against hair loss with an exfoliating scrub like Christophe Robin’s, which is laced with the delicate scent of the sea.

What does Natalie Portman have to say about the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt?

The Israeli-American beauty told Marie Claire magazine that she uses the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt “every third shampoo. The salt is supposed to be good for stimulating the scalp, and I like anything that relates to a head massage.”

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Great! And you know, if you're looking for a hair starter pack, we really recommend the Christophe Robin Detox Hair Ritual Travel Kit.

Not only does it contain a miniature-sized version of the scrub, but the Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Extract - a gentler, daily counterpart that complements the scrub.

Following the success of the scrub, Robin created a shampoo for everyday use, designed to work in harmony with the exfoliater, whilst also helping to eliminate dandruff. You also get to experience the brand's sweet smelling Moisturizing Hair Cream - a non-greasy, non-sticky formula that will rehydrate dry and thirsty hair, including the ends.

How do I use the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt?

  • Wet hair
  • Massage a large scoop of product into the scalp, pay attention to all areas
  • The scrub will start to lather - really work it in
  • Rinse thoroughly and follow through with shampoo

How often should I apply the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt?

Once a week is enough, or three times a fortnight if you have particularly oily roots. Remember that the scrub is not a shampoo, but a pre-shampoo treatment. One tub should last you 20 uses.

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