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The lovely team over at Typology recently sent me some of their new hair care products, designed to keep your hair (and scalp!) healthy. These could not have arrived at a better time as I’ve recently had my hair cut and coloured (bleached) so I’ve been trying to take extra care of it. I sometimes think haircare can be complicated but mainly, I just want my hair to stay healthy and feel soft. I don’t use much heat on it but I do blowdry it or curl it occasionally. I think it’s all a balance really but I do try to take care of it.
I think something that often gets overlooked when it comes to hair care is your scalp. However, healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Their new range promotes the use of scalp treatments and I’ve been sent three of their new products that target different scalp concerns;
- Purifying Scalp Treatment – Zinc PCA 4% + Nettle Extract
- Densifying Scalp Treatment – Peptides 2% + Ginger Extract
- Calming Scalp Treatment – Bisabolol 1% + Cotton Extract
The Purifying Scalp Treatment is concentrated in sebum-regulating active ingredients and rebalances sebum production for a healthy scalp and hair that becomes oily less quickly.
The scalp, like your skin, is rich in sebaceous glands. These secrete sebum which helps moisturise the scalp and facilitate hair growth. However, several factors (stress, hormonal imbalances) can overstimulate these sebaceous glands and causes the overproduction of sebum that gives hair a greasy appearance.
The active ingredients in the purifying Scalp Treatment include;
- Zinc PCA (4%): Recognised for its purifying and regulating properties. Rebalances the scalp by bringing lightness and freshness to the hair. Zinc also has an antibacterial quality.
- Nettle extract: Nettle is known for its purifying properties, and helps regulate sebum production (the hair becomes oily less quickly).
- Peppermint and eucalyptus globulus essential oils: Antibacterial and anti-fungal, these essential oils help cleanse the scalp and prevent the appearance of oily dandruff.
The Densifying Scalp Treatment strengthens hair roots to limit hair loss while stimulating regrowth and also, helps bring volume to the hair.
There are two types of hair loss: Chronic hair loss, which is often hereditary and particularly affects men (70% of men) but also women (20% of women). And occasional hair loss, triggered by a change that disrupts the body (emotional trauma, pregnancy, change of seasons, etc.). This treatment is effective on both types of hair loss.
The peptides present in this treatment act at two stages of the hair’s life cycle. They lengthen the hair’s growth phase and reduce the hair’s maturity phase which is the one before hair loss. Leaving your hair visibly denser.
- Pea peptides (2%): These peptides stimulate specific molecules essential for the reactivation of hair growth. The life cycle of the hair is prolonged and the hair is visibly denser within 3 months of treatment.
- Ginger extract: Known for its anti-hair loss properties, ginger essential oil is particularly recommended to help limit hair loss. It also acts as a hair tonic – restoring vitality to the hair.
- Horsetail extract: Horsetail both strengthens the scalp and activates blood circulation, stimulating hair growth.
- Atlas Cedar Essential Oil: Atlas cedar essential oil is included to promote and accelerate hair growth.
The Calming Scalp Treatment hydrates and soothes the scalp. Feelings of discomfort (dryness, itching) are reduced.
The scalp, like the skin of the face, can suffer from dryness due to too little sebum being produced. The scalp is then more sensitive to irritation and discomfort, and dandruff may appear. Rich in moisturizing and soothing active ingredients, this treatment acts to reduce inflammation to relieve skin, while restoring the scalp.
- Bisabolol (1%): This plant-derived molecule works directly at the source of inflammation to significantly relieve irritation. Soothes the scalp and reduces feelings of discomfort.
- Cotton extract: Cotton soothes the scalp while helping the skin to regenerate.
- Sweet almond oil: Sweet almond oil helps soothe the skin. It also contains essential fatty acids (omega 6 and omega 9) which rebalance the scalp’s hydrolipidic film.
- Vegetal glycerine: Retains water on the skin’s surface and prevents dehydration. Helps to soften the skin
Each of these treatments has at least 98% naturally derived ingredients. They are all light in texture and absorbed quickly. They also don’t leave your head feeling sticky or greasy.
I’ve been using each of these Scalp Treatments over the last few weeks, but as I’ve been using them in a “mix and match” approach, I don’t think I’ll be able to pinpoint which one has made the most difference. My scalp definitely doesn’t get as dry or itchy when I’m due a hair wash anymore.
The biggest thing that I need to figure out is using these more daily. Although they don’t leave your hair feeling greasy, I do tend to use them the most before a hair wash (a day or so before) as I’m still somewhat worried my hair won’t last between washes… This is something I need to experiment with but I’ve been very impressed with these treatments and I’d definitely recommend looking into scalp treatments if you want to take better care of your hair.
Alongside the scalp treatments, they also sent over two of their new hair oils. I have their Repairing Hair oil – Acai 5% + Hibiscus and also their Nourishing Hair Oil – Pequi 5% + Argan.
Their Repairing Hair Oil is a dry oil with a light texture. It strengthens, nourishes and protects the hair fibres from heat, pollution and intensive colouring. Hair is subjected to numerous external aggressions on a daily basis which weakens the hair and makes it more vulnerable to breakage.
This hair treatment is a concentrate of botanical oils recognised for their repairing, fortifying and softening properties. They work to improve the health of the hair fibres and general appearance.
- Acai oil: Revives the shine of the hair and helps protect it from damage.
- Hibiscus oil: Rich in vitamin E, hibiscus oil brings shine and suppleness to the hair’s length. Its high concentration of fatty acids (omega 6 and omega 9) helps strengthen the hair fibres while nourishing the hair.
- Pracaxi oil: This oil from the Amazon helps to soften and control the hair.
- Castor oil: Known to stimulate hair growth, castor oil also helps to strengthen and nourish the lengths.
- Squalane: Squalane helps maintain hydration in the hair fibres. Also, recognised for its thermo-protective properties, protecting the hair when using heating devices (straightening irons, hair dryers).
- C13-15 Alkane (hemisqualane): Hemisqualane helps to close the hair cuticles, thus protecting them from external damage. It gives the hair a soft and silky feel and helps with styling by reducing frizz.
Their Nourishing Hair Oil is a rich oil that nourishes and restructures the hair fibres and protects against heat.
Thick or textured hair is particularly affected by undernutrition, as sebum is more difficult to distribute over the lengths. It is therefore essential to provide the hair with the necessary ingredients to help prevent breakage and tame frizz. This hair treatment is a concentrate of botanical oils recognised for their nourishing, controlling and restructuring properties. They act to deeply nourish the hair and facilitate styling.
The active ingredients are much the same as their Repairing Hair Oil but with the added edition of:
- Pequi oil: Originally from Brazil, this oil rich in vitamins and fatty acids is ideal for taking care of curly or frizzy hair. It helps redefine curls and tame frizz for more disciplined locks.
- Argan oil: Argan oil is recognised for its nourishing and restorative properties. Rich in vitamin E, it also helps protect the hair from external aggressions.
I love using hair oils as they really provide that added boost of hydration that my hair needs. I love that you can use them on wet or dry hair and if you don’t overuse the oil, they leave your hair looking healthy and hydrated without looking greasy. I like that not only do these oils aid in strengthening your hair but they also help to protect against heat damage.
I’ve loved using these hair care treatments over the last few weeks and I definitely think they’ve helped keep my hair soft and looking and feeling healthy. I’ll definitely keep you updated on any changes over the next week months as I continue to use these products.
Do you use hair oils or treatments? What do you think of these Typology Scalp Treatments?