Salcura – Sensitive & Dry Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner
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I was recently sent a whole host of skincare and haircare products from natural skincare specialists Salcura – you may have already read my review of their Antiac Daily Facial Wash and Activ Liquid Spray. Included in the package was this haircare duo of Shampoo and Conditioner* for sensitive and dry scalps, the aim of which is to ‘deal with a problem scalp and leave hair looking full of vitality’.
I have had problems with a dry itchy scalp for about 3 years now, at its worst I visited the doctor who gave me a steroid liquid to apply to my scalp every night before bed. At first it did soothe the itching, but after a couple of weeks it started making my scalp sting and the dry flakes got worse and I vowed then I would treat it myself using gentle natural products. I have found that using sodium laureth sulphate free shampoos do help and the itching isn’t as bad as it used to be, but my scalp is still fairly dry. I also find that SLS-free shampoos often don’t clean the hair as well as regular shampoos, leaving it feeling greasy and needing to be washed more often. So I was really looking forward to trying out this duo of natural hair products.
The active ingredient in both of these products is natural sea buckthorn, it contains Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 that helps to moisturise and rejuvenate skin and calms inflammation.
These Salcura products are free from parabens, SLS, colourings, perfume and steroids, and aim to treat a dry scalp naturally and gently.
Both the shampoo and conditioner are a bright orangey-yellow colour which I was a bit shocked about at first, but it was nice to see that Salcura hadn’t tried to hide the products’ natural colour by adding colourings. The shampoo has a pleasant fragrance of ginger and citrus, and the conditioner just smells of citrus. I found that the shampoo does lather quite well, although I do need to use quite a bit of it to fully wash my long, thick hair. The conditioner is nice and thick and I only use a small 50p sized blob as I don’t like to over-condition my hair.
I have been using these Salcura haircare products for around 2 weeks now and I am really pleased at how they make my hair look. Many natural shampoos leave my hair looking lank and flat but my hair looks clean and fresh and actually has some natural volume after using these products. I was showing the shampoo to my hairdresser the other day too and she said that it looks much better than a lot of the regular shampoos that you find on the high-street – she advised me to stay away from one well known anti-dandruff brand in particular.
With regards to my itchy dry scalp, I am still experiencing some itching on the back of my scalp but this only starts about 24 hours after washing my hair which is much better than before when my scalp would be particularly itchy straight after washing. Also, my skin doesn’t look as dry as it did before and I have less dry skin flakes in my hair. I am going to continue using this Salcura Sensitive & Dry Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner as the initial signs are looking good.
Salcura also make Dermaspray Intensive, a moisturising spray to alleviate eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. This can also be used on the scalp to help treat dry skin and I will be reviewing this product soon.
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