Written by Rachael Sproul, Hairstylist at Urban Betty

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed something that keeps surfacing in conversations with my guests, and that subject is scalp health. Some of my guests will experience dandruff, itchy scalp or just the fact that it never feels clean even after shampooing it intensely. But why is that? Let me break a couple of things down first to help easily explain.

  • Check out the shampoo and conditioner you’re using. Most of the time the guests that struggle with dandruff and oiliness are using Herbal Essences, Garnier Fructis, Pantene, etc. And a lot of those brands are simply loaded with wax. It coats your hair strands and scalp so thick to where your hair may feel silky smooth, but it’s really drying your hair from the inside out making it look limp and lifeless.
  • How often are you shampooing your hair? If you shampoo your hair every single day then you are stripping your hair of its natural oils which are essential to scalp health. If you wash your hair too often, then your scalp begins to overproduce those natural oils making your hair greasy very quickly. I recommend shampooing your hair every 3 days at the least to let your natural oils cleanse and moisturize your scalp and hair. And hey, a little dry shampoo never hurt anybody! Give that a try on your non shampooing days and it’ll make the in-between a lot more manageable.

So now knowing what we know about scalp oils and buildup, what’s another way we can fight dandruff and oiliness? This is where the Scalp Detox Foam comes in. This product is made by Bumble & Bumble and it truly breaks down product buildup and detoxes your scalp!

Here’s how it works: It is a spray foam that softly crackles and pops on your scalp kind of like pop rocks! It’s ingredients are Micellar Water which gently cleanses the scalp, panthenol which helps with over drying of the scalp and finally salicylic acid which removes dead skin cells and clears the scalp of any pore clogging debris. It’s recommended to use it at least once a month before shampooing. You just spray the foam onto your scalp and massage it in, let it sit for about 5 minutes and shampoo it out! Your scalp will feel completely clean and full of life again. If you’re in need of an invigorating at home treatment, I strongly recommend trying this super fun detox foam!