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?