Scalp Soothing Cleansing Remedies
Tue, Jul 27, 21

Scalp Soothing Cleansing Remedies

We can all get a little hot and bothered on these long summer days, so it’s no surprise our scalps can get a little irritated too. Not that we are complaining, summer is good for your soul, but when all this new growth is flourishing around you, your scalp can be suffering tightness, stinging, dryness, and irritation. The build-up of sweat, and exposure to sun, sea minerals, SPF residue, sand, and pool water can really do a number, leaving more sensitive scalps itchy, irritated, and red. If you find the summer months take their toll on your scalp, check out these super cooling and calming offerings from us here at Millies to help alleviate your discomfort.

Davines Naturaltech Calming Shampoo

Designed specifically to calm sensitive scalps this beautifully scented shampoo uses natural ingredients, such as blueberry phytoceuticles, to work as an anti-inflammatory. It will help to calm and sooth scalp that is sensitive to the touch. This is a great one for anyone who is sensitive to strong products and carries their stress in their scalp.

Shampoo twice, leave the second shampoo to sit for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. Follow with your favourite conditioner.

Kerastase Soleil Bain Apres-Soleil

A nourishing after-sun cleanser, rich in Coconut water to deeply rehydrate and restore the hair and scalp, after too long in the sun. a great option for the summer months, when travelling abroad, or for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Not only does this shampoo replenish your hair it also works to remove summer build-up from your scalp, like, chlorine, sand, sunscreen, and salt, which can cause colour distortion, long lasting damage, and dryness.

Cleanse the hair and scalp twice. Leave shampoo in for 1-2 minutes. Rinse well.

Kemon Benessere Shampoo

Often with shampoo designed for sensitive scalp the condition, or feel of the hair can be an afterthought, but this is not the case with the Benessere shampoo. Kemon have formulated a beautiful cleanser that not only calms your scalp, relieving itching and redness, but also leaves your hair feeling strong, velvety soft and lightweight. Suitable for all hair types, it is sulfate free, Green and Clean accredited, sustainable, and vegan.

Shampoo either once or twice, massage gently into scalp for 1 minute, and rinse.

OWAY Soothing Hair Bath

This is our most naturally based scalp cleanser, and is vegan, sulfate free, paraben free, silicone free, cruelty free, certified organic, and rich in plant-based ingredients. Oway Soothing Hair Bath is even mild enough to use on children with sensitive scalp, and helps to calm redness, sensitivity, and irritation. Working with plants like bergamot and fennel, this shampoo uses natural antiseptic qualities to fight and help prevent infection. Suitable for all hair types, and beautifully scented with natural ingredients.

Massage cleanse your scalp twice with this one, and leave in to work for 1-3 minutes before rinsing well.

Kerastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm and Bain Riche Dermo-Calm

I have turned to Dermo-Calm many a time to relieve the discomfort in my scalp, and it has never let me down. As a long-time sufferer of psoriasis, I used the Bain Vital consistently for countless years, to sooth the irritation of itching, dryness, redness, and tightness throughout my scalp. Bain Vital is designed for normal/combination hair and scalp, while Bain Riche is designed for sensitive scalps with dry hair. Both are hypoallergenic and have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties do help fight and prevent scalp infection. They are silicone free which helps reduce product build-up and keeps your scalp feeling light and airy.

Cleanse twice using gentle massage. Leave on for 1-3 minutes to allow the active ingredients time to work. Rinse well.

Always be sure to use a gentle hand and tepid water when cleansing a sensitive of irritated scalp, and if you need any further advice regarding scalp or hair care, please just message me on Instagram and I’ll be happy to help.

Fiona O’Connor

Head Educator, Haircare Department