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Unlock The Secrets To A Healthy Scalp

Published date 28 March 2024

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Scalp Care 101:

As a professional in the world of hair care, it is essential to understand the scalp when providing your clients with the best service. A healthy scalp is the base of the hair follicles to achieve ultimate strength and optimum hair health. Therefore, providing your clients' scalp with the proper treatment and care will ensure them with the healthy and vibrant locks they are longing for. In some cases, clients may feel ashamed or insecure about their scalp issues, so having a helping hand to open up to and seek advice from will be deeply appreciated. Here, we'll share everything you need to know about scalp health, along with our favourite professional scalp-care products to stock up on, so you're equipped for every clients scalp issue.

Getting To Know Your Clients Scalp

A healthy scalp is balanced, nourished, and free from irritation or inflammation, providing the optimal environment to thrive, resulting in strong, shiny hair. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all scalps, so let's dive into the common scalp issues your clients may suffer with:

Dry Scalp

A dry scalp will occur when the skin on the scalp lacks moisture, leading to flakiness, itching, and irritation. This condition can be caused by factors such as cold weather, harsh hair products, or being dehydrated.

Oily Scalp

An oily scalp is characterised by excessive sebum production, which can lead to greasy hair and clogged follicles. This can be caused by hormonal imbalances, product build-up, genetics, or overwashing.


This is common scalp condition characterised by flaking dead skin cells. It is often accompanied by itching and inflammation that can be caused by a variety of factors, including fungal infections, dry skin, or being sensitive to certain hair products.

Scalp Psoriasis

This is a chronic autoimmune condition that can affect the scalp quite seriously, causing red, scaly patches to develop. This condition can be itchy and uncomfortable and may require medical treatment.

Scalp Dermatitis

Scalp dermatitis refers to inflammation of the scalp that can result in symptoms such as redness, swelling, and flaking. It can be caused by allergic reactions, stress, or an underlying skin condition. This may require medical advice and treatment.

During your client consultation, it's important getting to know about your client's scalp condition and familiarise yourself with their hair care regimen to ensure the most effective salon treatments and product recommendations. Here are some questions you might consider asking:

  • What shampoo and conditioner do you currently use?
  • How frequently do you wash your hair?
  • Do you regularly use dry shampoo? How often? And what brand do you use?
  • Do you let your hair dry naturally?
  • Do you engage in any physical activity, such as swimming, where your hair is exposed to strong chemicals?

How To Help Your Clients With Our Top Scalp Saviours:

Let's dive into some of our top recommended scalp care products to use on your clients, or retail in your salon.

1. Clean Slate

For clients suffering from an irritable, itchy scalp that may caused by product build-up, we would recommend clean slate detoxifying shampoo from [wa]shed by Shed. Clean slate is a clarifying shampoo that will exfoliate and detoxify your scalp to remove oil, grime, and most importantly, product build-up. With a key ingredient of willow bark, this will control excess sebum and ensure the scalp is healthy and balanced. Find out more about clean slate on our blog post: Hit the reset button with [wa]shed.

2. Schwarzkopf Bonacure Range

The Schwarzkopf Bonacure range offers tailored solutions for different scalp conditions that can ensure a healthy scalp formation. Clients suffering from a sensitive scalp will be more tailored to the Scalp Soothing shampoo & hair serum duo, which calms the scalp and reinforces the hair structure, while relieving itching, drying, and irritation. Clients suffering from thinning hair due to a problematic scalp should turn to the Root-Activating shampoo & hair serum duo that effectively cleanses and stimulates the root to strengthen the hair's quality, reducing hair thinning and loss. Clients struggling with dandruff on the scalp should turn to the Anti-Dandruff shampoo & serum duo, which effectively removes dandruff flakes from the scalp while helping to prevent new flakes from forming. By keeping the scalp moisturised and breaking down dead skin cells, this will instantly soothe the scalp.

3. L'Oreal Scalp Advanced 

This soothing and lightweight shampoo gel from L'Oreal Professional is the anti-discomfort dermo-regulator shampoo that intensely and instantly calms a discomforted scalp that is sensitive to hair products. If your clients are struggling with a dry, irritated scalp that is causing itching and redness, the L'Oreal Scalp Advanced range may be the solution.

4. Wella Scalp Balance

Experience the soothing relief of Wella Scalp Balance, a gentle yet effective solution for sensitive scalps. Formulated to cater to delicate hair and scalp needs, this product gently removes impurities from the scalp, providing a deep cleanse without irritation. Say goodbye to the discomfort of dryness and itchiness as Wella Scalp Balance minimises these sensations, leaving your scalp feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This everyday shampoo not only purifies but also ensures that you hair feels clean after every wash, promoting a healthier scalp environment for overall hair wellness. 

5. Goldwell Scalp Specialist 

Discover the transformative power of Goldwell Scalp Specialist shampoo, crafted to purify your scalp and refortify your hair. This specialised formula offers a refreshing treatment designed to effectively remove product build-up, excess sebum, and chlorine, revitalising your scalp and strengthening your strands. By regulating oil production, it tackles greasiness between washes, promoting a balanced scalp environment. Experience the rejuvenating benefits of Goldwell Scalp Specialist shampoo as it rebalances your scalp, leaving you with healthier, more resilient hair. 



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