Refreshing formulas to keep oil and moisture in check.
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Excessive sebum production is a sign that your scalp is unhealthy and, if not treated properly, can lead to a multitude of scalp and hair issues, including ﬂat, limp locks and hair loss. The good news is that this can be solved in the shower, with purifying products that help to rebalance your scalp’s natural state.
BEST SHAMPOO FOR OILY HAIR
1. Kieffer Lime Shampoo, $23.90, Banyan Tree
This scalp-refreshing cleanser is packed with bergamot and kieffer lime essential oils, which not only effectively remove excess oil, dirt and grease, but also boost blood circulation to promote healthy hair growth. ECOCERT-certiﬁ ed argan oil, which is rich in Omega-6, helps to treat split ends too.
BEST CONDITIONER FOR OILY HAIR
2. Balancing Moisturizer, $50, Follizin
With antioxidant-rich peppermint oil and Hydrolipid Balancing Technology, this lightweight moisturiser restores natural oil and moisture levels to optimise the scalp environment with regular use, and helps to keep clogged pores at bay.
Gentle, rebalancing formulations packed with natural goodness
An extension of the skin on your face, the scalp requires just as much tender loving care, as it is equally exposed to aggressors such as pollution, stress, product build-up and climate activity. To ensure your roots are kept stabilised and healthy, reach for these soothing formulas that help regain and maintain optimal scalp balance, and protect it against irritation of all sorts.
BEST SOOTHING SCALP TONIC
1. S.O.S. Serum with Peony, $29.90, Klorane
Peony extract calms the scalp, while menthol provides a cooling effect, making this treatment spray the easiest and fastest way to soothe your scalp while on the go.
BEST NATURAL CONDITIONER
2. Complete Care Conditioner L12, $50.30, TK TrichoKare
Formulated with aloe vera, this herb-rich formula nourishes and protects tresses by replenishing necessary minerals vital to healthy growth functions.
BEST SHAMPOO FOR SENSITIVE SCALP
3. ADV Soothe Shampoo, $39, PHS HAIRSCIENCE
Combat inﬂammation and any irritation using this plant extracts-rich shampoo, which thoroughly cleanses without stripping your hair or scalp of natural moisture.
BEST NATURAL SHAMPOO
4. Super-Soft Shampoo with Witch Hazel, $13, Yves Rocher
The star of this botanicalbased dermatologically-tested hair cleanser is organic witch hazel, known for its softening properties. It’s also gentle and natural enough for the entire family (including kids over three).
BEST SCALP MASK
5. Scalp & Hair Mask, $45, Premium Phyto
This double-tasking mask repairs hair while nourishing the scalp, so you can achieve total root-totip care, thanks to a cocktail of certiﬁed organic essential oils and other botanical extracts. and other botanical extracts.
BEST CONDITIONER FOR SENSITIVE SCALP
6. Gel Conditioner with Peony, $14.60, Klorane
A specially designed nozzle effectively delivers this pHbalanced gel moisturiser—packed with soothing peony extract, and hydrating betaine and glycerine complexes—directly onto the scalp for instant relief that lasts for 24 hours.
BEST NATURAL HAIR MASK
7. Hair Mask with Ceramide Protein and Shiso Extract, $36, THANN
Consider this the ﬁve-minute solution to damaged, chemically treated locks. It repairs and restores using natural ingredients like antioxidant-rich nano shiso extract, ceramide proteins to repair and protect hair against external agressors, and jojoba oil to smooth out hair cuticles for extra shine and bounce.
Daily detoxiﬁers to relieve itchy, ﬂaky scalps
Dandruff is a lot like acne, in that it needs to be treated consistently over time. Invest in scalp-balancing detoxiﬁers with anti-microbial and active agents to combat stubborn ﬂakes caused by excessive oiliness, bacteria build-up or an overgrowth of cells triggered by multiple sensitivites.
BEST CONDITIONER FOR DANDRUFF
1. Kieffer Lime Conditioner, $23.90, Banyan Tree
This sensorial conditioner contains organic argan oil and aloe vera extract to nourish and hydrate the hair, together with panax ginseng root extract to stimulate blood circulation, a key component to promoting healthy hair growth. Its zesty fragrance also makes for an invigorating experience.
BEST SHAMPOO FOR DANDRUFF
2. Série Expert Instant Clear Anti-dandruff Shampoo, $18, L’Oréal Professionnel
A combination of zinc pyrithione and citric acid works to purify the scalp, remove dandruff and soothe itchy scalps at the same time.