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Skincare For Your Scalp

Just like with face and body, your scalp has skincare needs, too.

That’s why our haircare range is formulated to treat your whole head and we help you tackle everything from dryness and dandruff to oily scalps and lacklustre tresses.

Tip one: Scrub and cleanse with sea salt

If your scalp is feeling a little congested, exfoliation can help buff away the roughness and leave you with softer, smoother skin. A simple way to remove dry or flaky skin? Gently massage your scalp as you shampoo. Not only does it feel amazing, but it’ll also give your hair a good deep cleanse, removing residue from your hair products that’s built up on your hair and scalp. In fact, it’s often one of the root causes of flakes and dull hair. When you need something tougher than your own two hands, scrub it out with a scrubby sea salt shampoo like Big or Swell Shampoo a couple times a week. Prefer to go packaging-free? Flyway Hair Shampoo Bar is another great option featuring plenty of sea salt and without added plastic. All three are loaded with coarse, scrubby sea salt to boost roots and really deep-clean both hair and scalp.

Tip two: Turn down the heat

A steamy shower might feel fantastic, but hot water can contribute to itchy and irritated scalps, and strip away too much of your skin’s natural oils. Turn down the temperature while washing and rinsing your hair, or reduce the total time spent in the shower. You’ll save energy, water and your scalp!

Tip three: Tone up with rosemary

If you’re battling excess oil or a troubled scalp, look for shampoos with toning, balancing rosemary. Lather up with Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar, made with toning Sicilian lemon oil, cleansing juniper berry oil and soothing lavender and rosemary infusion or reach for New Shampoo Bar, which also boasts plenty of rosemary, along with stimulating nettle, peppermint, clove and cinnamon to support healthy hair growth. And Rehab rounds things out with (you guessed it!) rosemary, as well as juniper berry and a host of naturally cleansing fresh juices and hydrating jojoba oil to help damaged hair feel soft and healthy again. Just like with a regular skincare routine, adding a few ingredients known to tone can balance the skin on your head and prep it for the next step: moisture.

Tip four: Hydrate and heal with salicylic acid

Excessive heat styling and product buildup can leave your scalp feeling parched. Along with your conditioner, try adding a dose of hydration with Superbalm Scalp Treatment or Ahaa Fresh Scalp Treatment. Both contain salicylic acid (made from natural meadowsweet) which helps to loosen and break down stubborn flakes. Superbalm works to lock in hydration with rose wax while balancing skin with lavender and calming chamomile oils. Ahaa adds extra stimulation with toning rosemary and juniper berry, along with naturally cleansing fruit juices and hydrating olive oil. Both strive to calm irritation and keep scalps soothed, happy and healthy.

Tip five: Calm and soothe with rose oil

Prone to dryness or dandruff? Wash regularly with Soak And Float Shampoo Bar to ease sore spots and prevent full-fledged skin tantrums. Cade oil cleanses the scalp and alleviates itchy skin while rose and marigold calm and soothe. Not only will your hair look, feel and smell fantastic, but your scalp will be happy and calm, too!

Tip six: Stimulate with peppermint oil

When you want to give your hair and scalp a tingly and refreshing indulgence, there’s Roots Hair Treatment. It’s filled with a fresh mint infusion, peppermint oil and spearmint oil to stimulate the scalp and leave it feeling cool and revitalised. Nourishing honey and extra virgin olive oil moisturise your mane and scalp without weighing down the hair, so you’re left with shiny, weightless locks, plus a calm and soothed scalp.

Tip seven: Nourish with castor oil

Finally, sometimes your scalp needs some extra TLC. If you’re looking to calm and soothe extra dry, sensitive or irritated scalps, we recommend seeking products with nourishing, hydrating castor oil. You can hydrate hair post-shampoo with Glory Conditioner, featuring some of our favourites including (of course) castor oil, as well as hydrating olive oil, balancing lavender and some okra gel for added slip. Post-shower or in-between washes, you can keep your scalp soft with Renee’s Shea Souffle Hair & Scalp Oil, filled with ultra-moisturising shea butter and coconut oil, as well as hydrating avocado and almond oils, plus our superstar castor oil. It’s great for massaging into the scalp directly, used to hydrate dry or fragile ends, or worked through braids, knots or locs. A little goes a long way, depending on your curl type and porosity.

Want more tips on keep your scalp in tip top condition? Head to your local Lush or contact a member of our Customer Care team for more personalised guidance.

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