Keeping your hair healthy and looking great is generally a girl’s top priority, but how often do we think about keeping our scalp in tip top shape as well? Well, our friends at Kérastase Paris recently launched a new collection of products that specifically target at scalp care. The range, SPÉCIFIQUE, revolutionises scalp care with a range of a new scalp specific in-salon ritual, four new at-home haircare solutions and the opening of the brand’s first scalp health destination in Melbourne – The Sinclair Kérastase Scalp Institute – later in the year.
To find out more about how we can best keep our scalp in good health we caught up with Kérastase’s National Education Manager, Bridget Noonan to get the top tips from the expert.
We all take care of our hair however sometimes we don’t always pay attention to our scalp. Why is it so important to take care of our scalp?
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Beautiful and luscious hair is a symbol of good health and we all strive for that. So, the first step to achieving this would be to start with a healthy scalp. You want to give your hair the optimal growing environment to be able to achieve this desired outcome.
Why is the new Kérastase Spécifique collection so important for scalp care?
The Spécifique collection’s new formula, applications and active ingredients make it more effective than ever. Whilst we don’t all have constant scalp concerns, we do need to be aware of our scalp’s health. Using even one of these new products as little as once a week will make a huge difference to the overall health of your scalp.
Does scalp health change between seasons or as we grow older?
Absolutely. We need to think about and treat our scalp like we do our skin. Like the skin on our face changes with time and seasons, so does our scalp. It loses elasticity, can become dry, fragile and irritated. A weekly exfoliation for the scalp is always a great start. Also, don’t forget to brush your scalp & moisturise it.
There is a lot of consternation about how frequently one should wash their hair. Do you have any advice on what people should consider in deciding the frequency of hair washing?
There is no right or wrong answer here as there are many factors at play, like hair type, scalp condition, personal preference etc. However, if I could give one piece of advice it would be to always shampoo twice. The first shampoo will remove any dirt and debris from the hair and open the cuticle. The second shampoo then allows the active ingredients in the shampoo to work their magic. Try leaving it on for a minute or two and you’ll notice a big difference. Don’t forget to finish off with your conditioner.
As we head into Winter, what are your top tips for health and scalp care?
In winter, we often forget about our hair and scalp but in fact this season is sometimes more damaging. One of my all-time favourite tips to do at home for a dry or tight scalp is a scalp massage (pre-cleanse) with Kérastase’s Elixir Ultime Oil (RRP $59). This will moisturise the scalp & also help to remove build up on the scalp. In a Kérastase salon, I would highly recommend a Spécifique Masquargil scalp treatment. It is a deep cleansing clay mask that cleanses, purifies & leaves the scalp feeling supple and refreshed.
For more information on the Kérastase Spécifique range visit www.kerastase.com.au