Hair and scalp usually take a backseat when it comes to self-care priorities, but that shouldn’t be the case — especially when you consider that the scalp is actually skin. And just like the skin in different areas of your body, it also ages and gets stressed due to environmental and other external factors — think UV radiation, pollution, chemical stress and weather fluctuation. So it’s only fitting to give your scalp ample attention and the utmost care.
Having a routine with products that are made especially for it, like the Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize range, made with a unique Keratransform Technology that combines Keratin and lightweight silk to protect the scalp and the hair’s colour, is a good place to start. Ahead, our top tips for properly caring for your scalp so you can have not just a healthy head but also great hair days ahead — and quick reviews from Elvina Farkas, Michelle Lim and Dawn Kwan.
Do you know how they say that no matter what nourishing products you use on your skin, they won’t work if you don’t slough off dead skin cells and excess sebum? The same goes for your scalp. The Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Exfoliating Pre-Wash has Jojoba-derived exfoliants that work great for this purpose, leaving your pores clean and ready for revitalisation. Give your scalp a good massage while using this, too; it’s great for promoting blood circulation and hair growth. “I enjoy how the Exfoliating Pre-Wash helps purify my scalp before cleansing, followed by a Rebalancing Foundation,” says Elvina Farkas, Founder and Director of The Anue Group, a series of boutique production agencies that specialise in photo, film and immersive media content creation.
Making a smart shampoo choice is important. Choose one that cleanses effectively but gently You don’t want to strip off your scalp’s moisture because it will get dry and flaky. The Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Nourishing Shampoo is great at keeping your hair and scalp hydrated while cleansing them with the help of grapeseed extract.
If you notice that your hair needs a bit more attention when it comes to thinning, gently cleansing with a shampoo that fortifies hair is a must. The Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Redensifying Shampoo contains ginseng that revitalises the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles.
Preparing your scalp to optimise the benefits of a serum is also a must. Think of it as using an ampoule or an essence for your facial skin. The Goldwell Kerasilk Rebalancing Scalp Foundation works great for that. It has an active microfoam formula that not only rebalances the scalp but also moisturises and strengthens it.
For edu-preneur Michelle Lim, founder of M.A.D. School — an award-winning independent school that offers an integrated education in marketing, advertising and design — who suffers from scalp acne, the Rebalancing range has been a huge help for her condition. Since she juggles many hats as a founder and educator, finding products and treatments that help her immensely without spending too much time and effort is a must. “It has cleared my scalp acne,” she says about the Kerasilk Rebalancing range.
Soothe your scalp and give it intense hydration with the help of the Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Nourishing Serum. Made with ECTOIN, one of nature’s most powerful scalp protectors — think of it as a cocoon that shields your scalp from issues — and grapeseed extract, it moisturises intensively while protecting your scalp from oxidative stress (a.k.a. an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body). Use it in tandem with the Nourishing Shampoo for even more scalp-caring benefits and see results just like artpreneur and art educator Dawn Kwan, who’s held eight major solo art exhibitions globally and locally. She says: “Since trying the Kerasilk Nourishing range, my hair has stayed frizz-free.”
Make sure you don’t say goodbye to your hair strands by rejuvenating your scalp and preventing hair loss with the help of the Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Redensifying Serum. This serum also contains ECTOIN that strengthens the hair from the roots, giving you thicker and denser hair. Partner it up with the Redensifying Shampoo to get even more strengthening benefits. Now that you’re equipped with this information, you can start your scalp care routine for good hair (and scalp) days.
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