Current Hair Care Routine For Dry Hair & Scalp

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Since I dyed my hair, I've noticed a drastic change in the health of my head and hair. Don't get me wrong - I love my coloured hair (it makes me feel so rock and roll without looking it...haha!) but my scalp has been super dry, itchy and flaky which I've never experienced before and my hair is frizzy now and drier than usual. So in order to remedy the adverse effects of colouring my hair, I have switched up my routine a little and it's helping a lot, leaving my locks looking healthier and more manageable without an irritated scalp!


PRE-WASH TREATMENTS

My usual weekly hair mask consists of combining coconut oil, almond oil, neem oil, castor oil and black seed oil which is an all natural, super boost for my scalp and hair. I've always wanted to try those DIY banana, mayonnaise, egg or avocado hair masks I see online but in all honesty I am far too lazy to bother. Oils are easy; you just mix them up or use them alone and that's that. Half an hour to an hour later I just thoroughly wash it out and I always feel like my hair looks and feels stronger and more hydrated.

Recently I've introduced two additional treatments to my routine - a scalp treatment and a hair treatment - a pre-wash combination I've been using twice a week. For my hair, I've been using Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer* which is a strengthening and hydrating treatment made with a blend of natural oils. This is meant to boost elasticity and prevent breakage and I find it helps with frizz and shine. I simply work some into my hair from the mid-lengths to the ends and leave in for a few minutes before washing out.

I've been using it alongside Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox* which is a scalp exfoliator made with natural castor oil beads and pomegranate enzymes to get rid of any product build up, impurities and dry skin from the scalp. This helps to keep the skin beneath the hair healthy and subsequent products used to perform more effectively while also providing anti-oxidant protection. I take a scoop of this and massage it all over my scalp in circular motions for a few minutes. I then leave it there for a few more minutes and although the cooling sensation was odd at first, I find it quite relaxing now. Then I simple rinse it out and continue to wash my hair as usual. I've used this a handful of times now and I am so impressed with the results. I no longer have dry flakes or an itchy scalp anymore. The best thing about this treatment is that it will be helpful and effective if you have a dry, irritated scalp or if you have a greasy scalp too.


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CLEANSING PRODUCTS

After hearing about the issues I was facing with my newly coloured hair, the lovely team at Salon Science reached out to me to offer some help and I have to say their products have been giving my hair that hydrating help it so desperately needed. Salon Science Hydraluxe Shampoo* and Salon Science Hydraluxe Conditioner* both contain water-retaining compounds of AquaCacteen Organic Cactus which provides high levels of hydration to the hair and scalp. Using these leaves my hair so soft and smooth and I really enjoy the clean scent of them. Once a week I swap out the conditioner for Salon Science Hydrasorb Intensive Masque* which is a soothing and hydrating mask that my hair is loving at the moment. Its a wonderful blend of nourishing and soothing aloe vera, cactus, allantoin and menthol that I highly recommend if you need a hydration boost for your locks.

The only thing to note is that the shampoo does contain SLS (or Sodium Laurel Sulphate), a commonly used surfectant which foams and cuts through grease, that can cause dryness or irritation. I haven't found it to be harmful or detrimental to my hair especially as I am using it within a routine that is focused on exfoliation and hydration.


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POST-WASH TREATMENTS

After washing I find my hair becomes unruly, frizzy and I struggle to tame it. I usually take a small amount of OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil and run it through my damp hair and find this helps to keep some level of control and adds shine while I let my hair air dry. When I know I will need to blow-dry my hair, I've been using Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. This super light mist not only provides that all important heat protection when using a hair dryer/straightener, it also contains 6 oils and helps to soften hair, keep it frizz-free, prevent hair from breakages and acts as a detangler. I got this in a Latest In Beauty box and used it up so quickly I had to get another. I love how it feels like nothing in my hair, no stickiness, no crispiness and makes my hair feel so good while protecting it. After drying/styling I use a bit of Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil to give my hair that professional looking shine and sleekness.

To finish off my routine, I've been using Grow Gorgeous Strengthening Oil* everyday (I don't even know if you should be using it that often) which is a super light-weight blend of nourishing amino acids, protective beet extract, cartenoids for UV protection and Amazonian oils which nourish and hydrate the hair. I take a few drops between my fingers and run it through my dry hair, from the mid-lengths to the ends and find that this oil not only helps the appearance of my hair but really is strengthening. I have had little to no breakages since using this and find that my hair looks naturally healthier now.

I am so impressed with the results I am seeing with these products and this whole routine. Even though it seems like a lot, I appreciate how beneficial it has been overall and so the extra effort is worth it.


What hair care products do you suggest for a dry/irritated scalp? Do you prefer a long haircare routine or are you super low maintenance when it comes to your hair? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx
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41 comments

  1. I am going to use that Grow Gorgeous mask today - my scalp is crying out for it!! I've tried a few Salon Science products and loved them, but not that particular range. I think I tried the Elasticizer a few years ago but can't remember what I thought of it so I must give it another go - anything that helps to strengthen my hair is always worth trying! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. I hope you enjoy the scalp detox as much as I do, especially with it being so hot now, the cooling sensation is perfect xxx

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  2. Wow Sal you really take a good care of your hair!! I have many products but I rarely use them, I use only hair oil and masks and sometimes I do a coconut oil treatment once a month.

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't always but I am giving it a lot more attention these days. Coconut oil is so great for the hair xxx

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  3. I need to try a scalp exfoliator! I have oily roots but it just sounds so relaxing! I'm loving the OUAI repair mask at the minute, it makes my hair ends crazy soft!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It would definitely help with oily roots. Oooh that sounds great...will try to pick up a sample or travel size of that soon xxx

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  4. Oh that's a fantastic hair care routine, Sal! I have to admit that I'm very bad with looking after my hair even though I dye it regularly. I just use my usual John Frieda shampoo and conditioner and some heat protectant before styling my hair and I'm done, not masks or treatments, LOL! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Well you must be blessed with really good hair then...my hair is naturally really not great - fine, breaks easily, dry, frizzy and basically everything you don't want your hair to be lol xxx

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  5. I haven't tried any of these products and need to try them ASAP, as i have very dry scalp. Thanks for sharing.
    Glamupgirls

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    1. No problem, thanks for reading xxx

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  6. I haven't tried any of these! i do love Bumble and Bumble so i must pick up the Invisible Oil, it sounds really good :)

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love it and will be getting my hands on a full size soon xxx

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  7. I suffer from such a bad dry scalp, I will be looking into this products to help. Great review.GreyWalls

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  8. OMG, Sal, your hair routine puts mine to shame! Haha! I only use shampoo, conditioner and leave in oil or conditioner. I don't dye my hair so maybe that's why mine is really low maintenance.

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    1. Yes, definitely...that's the only reason why I've had to step it up haha! xxx

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  9. I LOVE Salon Science haircare! Great post, love!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  10. I havent tried these before but these sound interesting. I have very dry scalp so I definitely need some extra care.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Having a dry scalp can be so irritating. Extra care was definitely needed for me xxx

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  11. I have a dry scalp too, I've never heard of these products but I'm always up for trying new stuff! I don't use this many products, I'm far too lazy, my hair could do with a bit of TLC.

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. I've only started using more and more now that my hair needs all the more tlc haha! xxx

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  12. I need to try the Grow Gorgeous straighten oil, sounds good!
    Thanks for sharing all the products that you use!
    -Maria
    She Blushes

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    1. It is a wonderful oil that I am really enjoying xxx

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  13. This is basically my routine to! I have super dry and scalp! I'm so loving the Glow Gorgoues pre treatment! It's definitely helped my flakiness. So pleased your liking the Salon Science Goodies. You should check out the Aussie Hair Insurance. Its a leaving spray conditioner that really helps the dryness of my hair! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Oh thanks for that recommendation. Will have to pick it up soon. I'm glad you're finding the treatment so effective xxx

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  14. My sister has a very dry scalp and she really struggles with it on a daily basis, so I will forward this on to her Sal, she'll love it. The glow gorgeous treatments sound wonderful - I'm going to check them out now! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Aww thanks love. I am so glad to hear you think she will find this post useful xxx

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  15. My hair is super dry at the mo and I'm loving the mix of oils you suggested for pre-wash treatment - I wouldn't have thought of mixing them all together, is there any specific quantity you use?

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. No specific quantity hun, I just mix up however much of each - less of the neem because the smell of it makes me so sick lol! Enjoy making your own hair oil masks xxx

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  16. The Scalp Detox sounds just like what I need! Taking the extra effort really does help the hair. I've been so lazy with my hair and need to start paying attention to it again.

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. I regret being so lazy with my hair all these years xxx

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  17. the bumble and bumble oil sounds amazing! I'm so bad at looking after my hair haha

    claresloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really softens the hair while protecting it which is why I love it xxx

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  18. So glad you like the Grow Gorgeous exfoliator! I literally just used it for the first time - my scalp never used to be dry or sensitive either but it's been really bad the past few months :(

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. The cooling sensation is such a treat right now with the weather being so warm xxx

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  19. I don't have a dry scalp but my hair is a lot frizzier ever since I started balayaging it. The Salon Science products sound right up my street xx

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Definitely worth trying especially as they are super affordable too xxx

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  20. These all sound so amazing, especially the Grow Gorgeous products and Josh Wood oil! Haircare routines usually are complex haha but worth it if you are seeing results! Great post, I have a sale on my blog at the moment, it would mean a lot to me if you would check it out. Hope you are having a great week so far xxx

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    1. Thanks for reading hun. Yes, the extra effort is really helping me and my hair right now. Oooh I will do ;) xxx

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  21. Aww, we have the same LG Tangle Teezer, and I've loved PK Elasticiser for many years. I tried the Salon Science Grape shampoo and conditioner a while ago, and found them really good. Still use and would purchase again!
    H x

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