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n: the branch of medical and cosmetic study and practice concerned with the hair and scalp

Hair and scalp-care is both a science and an art. Here's a few trichological tips for tantalising tresses...

Scalp stimulation

Healthy hair starts with the scalp, so look for products with stimulating ingredients such as cinnamon leaf, peppermint, nettle and rosemary to encourage blood flow to the scalp, bringing nutrients and flushing waste. Products like New shampoo bar and Roots scalp treatments are laden with these stimulating ingredients 

Massage

To double the effects of these stimulating ingredients; massage the product into your scalp using strong fingers. Lavender, rose, and chamomile will also soothe and calm sore scalps, so make sure to work these rich, beneficial oils thoroughly into your skin. Superbalm is a scalp treatment containing all of these wonderful ingredients.

Jojoba oil

Stimulating the scalp also helps to regulate sebum production, which is the natural oil your body produces to help prevent your skin and hair from drying out. Mostly controlled by your hormones, it protects the cuticle from damage, coating it and making it shiny. The closest oil to our natural sebum is jojoba oil, which acts in the same way but also dissolves and cleans away excess sebum, so we use this in many of our hair products.

Understanding your hair shape

Hair comes in various textures which will influence how the hair is naturally moisturised by sebum. Straight hair has a round hair shaft, which allows the sebum to easily flow through to the ends of the hair - but this can also mean it’s oily. Curly hair has an oval shaft that causes the hair to grow in a spiral formation, making it difficult for the sebum to make its way evenly down the hair shaft. This means the curly hair may need some extra moisturising, especially at the ends which can often feel dry. Read more about it in this article.

Treat your hair to a treatment

Hair treatments aren’t just for those in need of emergency repairs; use them on a regular basis to maintain great hair. Pre-wash, deep conditioning hair masks are packed with plant oils, clays, butters, and essential oils to infuse moisture, volume, or simply to brighten up your hair. We’ve got many different kinds of treatments for all sorts of effects. Explore them all here.

Comments (7)
7 Comments

Paula Francis

about 5 years ago

I hear caffeine is good for the hair has it stimulates the scalp! Especially washing the hair with coffee. Could you tell me more about this and does lush have any products which contains caffeine.

rebeccamannell

about 5 years ago

My 6 year old daughter suffers with itchy scalp. Have tried loads of different shampoos and still itchy. No nits present and no dandruff or anything on scalp it's clean. Can you recommend anything please that may help. It's driving her mad.

Amy-Lee91

about 4 years ago

Try soak n float shampoo bar. My mum suffers with an itchy scalp due to stress and it has really helped her! My partner also uses it when he gets dandruff and it clears it up! Hope it works for you too!

about 5 years ago

try tresseme

SG

about 5 years ago

Is there any product by Lush which removes all the hair colours (permanent and semi-permanent but not henna) I have used on my hair?

mia.alexander-fowler

about 4 years ago

when i went into the lush store i was trying to remove the red hues from my hair. the person who i spoke to said that BIG is a good lush product to remove harsh dyed hair colours because the sea salt helps to tone your hair, after using BIG i suggest daddy-o to help soften your hair and get rid of any dark yellow tones that may still linger in your hair

little laura

about 5 years ago

it requires strong harsh chemicals to remove hair dye its basically like paint stiper, and isnt an ethical product which is why lush wouldnt have a product like this. But if you use a product to strip the colours from your hair lush has a wide variety of hair treatments to help your hair get back into shape after.
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