When your skin is dry on your face or body, there are lots products to help heal, hydrate and pamper. When the dry issues or your scalp and hair however, it’s more challenging to find out what really works. Not all itchy, flaky scalp situations are dandruff related and you don’t need a dandruff product. Sometimes, it’s just dry air, cold, wind, etc. making you miserable. To help, we’ve selected some unique products that offer effective and welcome relief for your hair and scalp and keep hair healthy, soft and shiny.
Wear Your LBD With Confidence
Dr. Marder Scalp Therapy Total Relief Shampoo ( $30 6 fl. oz. ) and Total Relief Conditioner ($30 6 fl. oz) arrive in simple flip top tubes, but they relieve dry, itchy, flaking scalp due to any number of issues including just overly dry skin (remember, your scalp is skin and it can get dry, irritated and flaky just as the rest of your skin does).. The sulfate and paraben-free formulas contain a botanical complex that gently hydrates, moisturizes and revitalizes the scalp and help promote new hair growth.
The active is 1% Pyrithione Zinc in the conditioner and 1% Hydrocortisone in the shampoo. The shampoo and conditioner are also formulated with natural extracts and antioxidants such as resveratrol, citric acid, coriander fruit oil and essential vitamins. If you do happen to have a more serious skin condition such as dandruff eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis these ingredients can be very helpful as well, but none will sabotage your hair color or make your hair stiff and dry. So If you’re seeing flakes on your LBD and that dark cashmere sweater, switch to Dr. Marder for a few weeks and get some relief. In our tests we found that our hair was still soft and shiny and it didn’t smell “medicinal” You can buy the Shampoo & Conditioner on Amazon, but visit https://drmarderskincare.com
Dry Hair Drinks Up Hydration With Coconut Milk
Dry hair and scalp can really make you miserable, but to the rescue is Alba Botanica, whose products have 100% vegetarian ingredients and botanicals plus various vitamins and plant emollients. Alba Botanica has a collection of botanically-infused conditioning and styling products in a “Drink it Up Coconut Milk Hawaiian Hair Care” collection that is lightly scented like pineapple and coconut.
The collection is meant for dry hair, but in Winter, that means just about everyone. The star ingredient in the trio of hair treats is coconut milk. It’s high in fatty acids and protein to moisturize dry hair and scalp, while aloe and calendula help to nourish, and protect. The collection of Shampoo, Conditioner and a Leave-In Conditioning Mist had us worried that our hair would end up being greasy. Surprise! The Shampoo (lathered well, the Conditioner washed out without leaving no residue and a lot of shine and softness. Both are $10.50 for 12 oz. flip top bottles. The Drink it Up Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioning Mist( $8.99 8 oz.) actually helped tame the frizzies, protected our hair from heat stylers and even though it features emollient argan oil, and lipid-rich fruit extracts, we found it a pleasure to use. Two days later, our hair was still soft and our scalp didn’t feel dry. These are good for all hair types and will even help to protect your color.
Alba Botanica has half a dozen different collections, and frankly, now that we’ve one, we’re loving it. We think it’s a bit of a bargain. Learn more at www.AlbaBotanica.com
Debuting: Kade Salon Hair Care Collections
Kade Repair & Strength is one of three collections in a new, exciting, luxury hair care line focusing on Anti-Aging “salon skincare” for your hair. The products are made with natural, color-safe ingredients without parabens or sulfates, and with UV protection.
KADE’s debut collection features a proprietary compound called “KADE ARC™” that has a patented delivery method purported to slow and reverse the aging of skin, follicles, and hair, as well as help deal with environmental saboteurs and chemical treatments. The products are pricey, but so is technology backed by dermatologists and supposedly, KADE ARC ™ is able to accurately target the desired skin depth and effectively deliver active ingredients. This delivery method is also supposedly able to maintain the encapsulates in optimal integrity by isolating and protecting them from all environmental risk factors; light, temperature, pH, oxidation and interaction with other ingredients.
Technology comes as a price. There are three collections Repair & Strength Volume & Growth; and Color & Brilliance. We tried Repair * Strength Shampoo ($42.99 8 fl. oz.) and Conditioner ($45.99 8 fl. oz.).
The small batch shampoo helps restore and protect hair & scalp against environmental saboteurs with ingredients such as coenzyme Q10, natural vitamin E and vitamin C. Cationic liposomes that are loaded with D-panthenol. The Conditioner has Liposomal preparation of carnosine, to help slow down aging and prevent DNA damage and protect follicles from future damage. Ginseng, gleditschia and white nettle also help restore hair’s natural vigor and shine.
You massage the shampoo into your hair and scalp for 2 minutes before rinsing, the conditioner for one minute. For shampoo and conditioner they’re on the high end, but they gave us the pleasure of very luxe locks! If your budget allows, Kade is impressive. For more information https://kadepro.com
Deodorize and Dry Clean Hair With Persimmon
Sometimes the unlikeliest products turn out to be some of the best. For example, Mirai Clinical Deodorizing Hair Brush Liner With Japanese Persimmon ($9/30 sheets) . These are cotton fiber sheets you put over your hairbrush and push the bristles through the. Then, as you brush your hair it acts as a “dry shampoo” that absorbs dirt, sprays and gels without harmful aerosols. It also helps keep static down and even keeps your brush fresher. And you can use the sheets on your pet brushes too.
Amazingly, this works and you can re-use a sheet a couple of times if your hair isn’t really dirty or greasy.
There is also a Mirai Clinical Deodorizing Fabric Spray with Japanese Persimmon ($19 5.28 oz.) that eliminates odors on fabrics including the “smell of aging (the oxidizing of skin’s fatty acids called “Nonenal’). There really isn’t any discernable scent at all, but the point isn’t to mask a scent, it’s to eliminate them at the source.
If you have smelly pets (or other odors) that are hard to remove, this fabric spray might do the trick. You might also spray a bit more of it on the Hair Brush Liners if you’ve been in a very smoky or smelly environment and you don’t have time to wash your hair. In any case, both products are very clever! * don’t use the spray on leather, suede, silk, or fabrics that may water spot.