The healthy scalp guide to effectively banishing dandruff
Ever had someone spot white flakes on your shoulders and ask if it’s snowing outside? While we all have a touch of dandruff from time to time, those who suffer from it regularly know how embarrassing it can be.
Scientists and beauticians have spent many years trying to solve the pesky scalp condition. Many sufferers swear by lemon juice, baking soda or even aspirin as a cure, while others believe that washing your hair daily could solve the problem. Here at Sephora, we don’t believe you should spend your time overwashing your hair or self-medicating with ingredients any less luxurious than you deserve. For that reason, we’ve brought together the top hair care products to blitz the problem and leave you smelling gorgeous, too.
Why not give one or more of the following products a chance to nourish your hair and soothe your irritated scalp?
The best way of treating a dry, stressed-out scalp is a nourishing hair supplement cream. The Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Cleanse & Nourish from Percy & Reed conditions the hair while also moisturising the scalp with an effective blend of oils and extracts. Rose, geranium, lavender and peppermint help to nourish the root of the hair, while moisturising avocado and jojoba oil boost overall scalp health. With this many softening super ingredients in operation at once, dry dandruff doesn’t have a chance of taking hold.
Simply smooth the rich Percy & Reed cream through your hair while in the shower, washing it away once you’re done. The multi-tasking formula does the job of conditioner while also working as a scalp-rebalancing treatment, meaning you can cut conditioner from your usual routine. Healthy, flake-free hair has never been easier to achieve!
Leave-in scalp treatments
Introducing an overnight scalp treatment to your routine is a great way to remove dandruff and soothe an irritated scalp. There are a few options in the Sephora collection for different levels of severity. One such solution is the Sachajuan Scalp Treatment, known for its soothing and nourishing properties. While you’ve probably never heard of piroctone olamine and climbazole, these highly-moisturising super ingredients deep condition the scalp to reduce dryness and calm irritation. Equipping the skin to better manage its own moisture balance, this effective scalp treatment tackles problems in the short term while also setting you up for longer-term results. Apply this scalp nourishing treatment to your hair and leave in for as long as possible. We’d recommend letting it absorb as you sleep for a moisturising overnight hair recovery.
Instant scalp treatments
Need instant results? If you don’t have time for a wash and dry job, grab yourself a bottle of Trust Issues Instant Scalp Rebalancing Treatment from IGK. This innovative formula quickly masks the appearance of dandruff, allowing you to quickly spritz and go. Simply spray the formula through wet or dry hair, focussing on the areas suffering from dandruff. Lightly massage with your fingers and ta-da - an instant scalp-nourishing treatment allowing you to seize the day, flake free.
Have you ever thought of using a scalp scrub to remove dandruff? While this might sound like an uncomfortable prospect, the Scalp & Body Scrub from Ouai is a gentle, nourishing treatment. Natural sugar crystals are used to softly exfoliate dead skill cells for the ultimate scalp rebalancing treatment. The probiotic formula is free from parabens, allowing you to use it to your heart’s content. Section your hair while wet to reveal your scalp, then apply and massage in the scrub. Once you’re done, simply wash it away and style your hair as usual. We’re sure your scalp will thank you for it!
Scalp sprays (great for wigs and weaves!)
For an option lighter than cream, you might consider a scalp spray to remove dandruff. The SCALP NOURISH~MENT Braids and Locs Spray
from Vernon Francois is so lightweight you’ll barely see or feel it there, yet its intensely hydrating and moisturising formula will work wonders. The secret is in the non-greasy formula which targets the scalp and roots, imparting moisture and beating dandruff without leaving behind an oily residue. This hair recovery treatment spray is ideal for those who wear braids, wigs, locs, extensions and weaves. These styles can stress out the scalp, making it extra important to nourish your hair at the root and make dandruff a distant memory.