Philip Kingsley = RELIEF!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 9 - 2010

ARGH!

I hate it when the seasons change!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to Summer… but my scalp is itching and sore!  I have fleas!

I don’t really have fleas… but twice a year (Spring>Summer & Autumn>Winter) my scalp goes to crap and I’d love to know if this is some weird personal freakishness or something that other people experience too?

Anyway, I mentioned it to a PR lady ‘cos I was explaining why I wasn’t suitable to review some other hair products at the moment and she mentioned this Philip Kingsley range to me…

Flaky/Itchy scalps…. sexy.

The fact is though… I don’t care if it’s a bit taboo… a lot of people suffer!  I can’t wear black tops for at least 2 months of the year whilst I’m going through these flare ups and trust me, nothing makes you more HUGELY self-conscious than feeling your husband gently brushing the flakes off your shoulder whilst you’re standing in a checkout queue.

The Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask is basically an exfoliator for your scalp.  It’s a tricky product to apply and if my hair were longer and thicker I’d have struggled to use it.  I got instant relief from it though and I was able to use it despite my scalp being quite sore.  It gives a lovely cooling sensation and simply eased the itch and temporarily cleared the dry skin that was clinging around my hairline.

I was also surprised at how reasonably priced it is, £3.85 and available with free shipping from FeelUnique!

The other product I was sent was the Philip Kingsley Shampoo for itchy/flaky scalps which I have been using in conjunction with the mask.

Sadly, not quite so affordable.  A 250ml bottle will set you back £16.15 delivered from Feel Unique.

But it’s worth every penny.

3 shampoos in and I’m clear of the scabby bits (gosh, how attractive)… I’m still a touch flaky along the hairline, but it’s really easing off and at this rate I’m gonna be completely clear in a few more days.  I’m going to continue to use it for maintenance twice a week and if I only have to purchase it twice a year, it’s really worth it for me.

In addition to the fact that this stuff simply works, it’s also gentle… I colour my hair regularly and anti-dandruff type products are notorious for stripping and dulling coloured hair.  This isn’t having any effect on my dye-job!

I’m not gonna ask if you ladies are in need of a product like this, but I’d love to know privately if you’ve noticed any correlation between the changing seasons and the condition of your scalp?


12 Responses to “Philip Kingsley = RELIEF!”

  1. Serafia says:

    I have psoriasis so I understand what you mean! Winter’s are so bad! I have gotten help from a shampoo that I bought from the pharmacy. I use it twice a week and it has ketoconazole in it which kind of helps to get rid of the flaky skin. I also use this one liquid that a doctor prescribed for me for psoriasis on my scalp. During the summer everything is really good because the sun really helps, but that’s tricky business too because I burn in less than 5 minutes so it’s a fine line that I must walk on.

  2. Summer says:

    Oh my goodness, I thought I was the only one!! Come summer and my scalp itches like mad, it’s very embarrassing. I’m glad I’m not alone!

  3. kirsty says:

    I don’t have the scalp problem, but I do have similar problems with my hands every time the season changes! As soon as I’ve managed to clear up my horribly sore, cracked, bleeding hands it all flares up again. Thanks Mother Nature, really appreciate it!

    I will forward this on to my boyfriend though, as he has flaky scalp problems!

  4. Duvessa says:

    I get the flaky/itchy scalp every now and then. Haven’t noticed it being due to season changing. I can scratch it until it bleeds and I get annoying scab there. The thing that has worked for me is an oil treatment by a Finnish XZ. While moisturising my hair it also moisturises my scalp and I get rid of the itchiness in one go.

  5. Anna says:

    Yeah, I have the same problem when the seasons change.
    I use Lush “Snake oil” and it actually helps quite a bit. But rather than exfoliating, it hydrates and gives your scalp a bit of extra care.

  6. rhamnousia says:

    I need to get this for myself, I stupidly used VO5 on my head and it has made my head very dry and flaky and nothing will cure it.

    I’m off to order right now!

    Er..BTW, I do realise you’ve reviewed more than one thing, the bit I’m on about is the scalp mask
    x

  7. Shameera says:

    I love Philip Kingley stuff, the Elasticizer in paticular. You should incorpotate it into the above routine, as you’ll find it really strengthens your hair, and makes its so nice.

    http://myfrostedworld.blogspot.com/

  8. I get this too, except it’s all year long, though it tends to get better in the summer if I get in the sun every so often. I don’t color my hair, so I can use some of the stronger stuff, though I need to deep condition or else it will look dull.

  9. Cain says:

    Yes! I’m going throught the same thing right this moment! Its getting hotter and my scalp is…well yes, it feels like I have fleas!
    I’m off to the drugstore to find something to help. I’m in the U.S.

  10. Tanya says:

    I have a dry, itchy, flaky scalp and nothing seems to fully rid me off it. I get it all year round though and I think it has something to do with my eczema. At the moment I’m using an anti dandruff shampoo which has eased it a little but as you say it strips the colour from your hair so fast!
    Will look into these products, thank you for the review :)
    x

  11. Chester Rose says:

    oh how wierd i just noticed today that my scalp was all dry and flaky, it sometimes just gets like this as I have eczema, i have never related it to the seasons! i just thought i better go back to the head and shoulders- but maybe i’ll try this instead.

  12. […] Shampoo: None!  I’m having a hair product crisis this month, ever since the Philip Kingsley thankfully sorted my sore scalp out at the beginning of the month… I haven’t really […]

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Red Lip Round Up, Week 1

One full week of Red Lips though it seems like much longer! The full list of reds and a comparison swatch: 1. NYX Hot Red …

Savse Smoothies for a DIY Juice Cleanse?

I’ve seen a few Savse Smoothie posts pop up on blogs recently and while I try to avoid blanket campaigns, I was really intrigued by …

NOTD - Mavala Black Cherry from the Mystic Collection

Mavala Black Cherry is one of the shades I was sent from the upcoming Mystic Collection (available from January). It’s a rich black shimmer infused …

Random catch up…

Morning stinkers! Are you excited for Christmas?  I’m just starting to feel it properly now yano!  I haven’t got the tree or any decorations up …

NOTD - OPI Holiday Glow

So, it’s not the Holidays anymore… it’s mid January and I certainly don’t feel very ‘glowy’.  Wearing this now, makes me incredibly unfashionable and like …

Jo Malone: Wild Bluebell, quintessential English eccentricity

Jo Malone’s new Wild Bluebell is a four piece collection celebrating one of the most iconic wonders of the British woodland, the English Bluebell.  Synonymous …

The Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Care Amnesty. Get your free hand-cream here!

Had I not spent the day trying to find a quiet little hole to climb into, I would have blogged this within seconds of it …

Share a bath with someone you love!

This Valentine’s day, why not share a bath with someone you love?  Just make sure that you don’t get the tap end. LUSH have released …

Fusion@London: 25th & 26th February 2012

Back in the depths of December, a group of bloggers were treated to a fashion show from Fusion@London – an organisation which aims to unite …

Razorpit – Prolong the life of your razors?!

It doesn’t matter how many billions of blades your razor has, they all have one thing in common – they go blunt.  It may be …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads