Tag: scalp

Original & Mineral Original Detox Shampoo

We get facials for our skin, so why not our hair? With my recent scalp health kick, makes perfect sense to me. The Original & Mineral Original Detox Shampoo works to dissolve build-up without striping essential oils. Australian River Mint deeply cleanses and Peppermint refreshes the hair and scalp with a cooling effect (so nice during these hot summer days). The result is shiny, bouncy hair that feels and looks revitalized.

The formula is Parbens, MIT, Sulfates, and Triclosan free. To find a local salon or order online, click here.

Check out some of my other favorite hair products in my Summer Hair Gems post.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

For some reason, I was expecting this to be like the facial cleansing oil by Shu Uemura – an oil based, non-foaming cleanser. But that isn’t what Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo is at all. The formula actually quickly forms a foam that delicately (and intelligently) removes build-up without striping the natural oils. The result is a very scalp-healthy, balanced head of hair without a hint of grease.

This unique formula became part of my routine just in the nick of time. It was truly transformative. My very long locks are free of split ends, but slightly dry. I deal with scalp issues like itching and psoriasis. So my hair looked dull and tired from the scalp-healthy routine I had in my shower.

The Cleansing Oil Shampoo returned my head full of soft, shiny and hydrated and hydrated hair. Shu Uemura uses deep-sea extracts to remove build-up without stripping the necessary natural oils. It is gentle on my scalp and free of silicons so my strands aren’t weighed down. I love the calming yuzu citrus scent.

Available online at birchbox or locate your salon here.

By Lindsay Rogers

Aveda invati Collection for Hair Loss and Scalp Health

While it isn’t the sexiest beauty topic, thinning hair and unhealthy scalp are a reality for many of us. I admit, I am seeing the effects of years of buns and pony tails. The hair around my face is thiner and sparser. I still get compliments on my thick, long hair but it is something I notice and I will do what I can to keep my hair heathy for as long as possible. Another not so lovely reality for me is psoriasis. I have found that lowering stress, sun exposure and injected steriods do help. But also using the right shampoo can minimize the unsavory side effects (aghem… flakes).

Aveda Invati Collection hits the sweet spot for me. It addresses:

  • Thinning
  • Loss of volume
  • Loss of density
  • Tighter or drier scalp

The primary ingredient is densiplex, containing turmeric and ginseng to help rehabiliate and energize the scalp. Tumeric is a traditional ingredient used for aging hair and scalp health and I have found that pill form of the herb improves psoriasis. Essential oils such as lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, myrtle and ambrette give the collection the classic Aveda scent, but it isn’t too overpowering. My hair smells like it has just visited an authentic Ayurvedic spa in a subtle way.

The shampoo is actually exfoliates using wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to unclog pores. This process removes the build-up of sebum and product residue that can clog pores and affect healthy hair. Millet seed and milk thistle help restore balance to dry scalps.

The conditioner strengthens and fortifies using arginine derived from sugar beets and soy protein. Guar, palm and rapeseed-derived ingredients help thicken while organic kukui nut oil helps add natural shine.