Hair & Scalp Treatments

When it comes to hair care, hair & scalp treatments have become my go-to solution for shiny and healthy-looking hair. Most of the time we do neglect to pay attention to our scalp which is not more visible to us. Often, when problems like dandruff arise, we simply look at some special drugstore shampoos while we forget to regulate our approach when it comes to maintaining good scalp health. And many times simple issues like dandruff will clogged hair follicles and will end up in hair loss.

As well as when we notice frizz in our hair we reach out to more intense hair care products like oils and balms. There is always one thing missing in your hair care – to remove product build-up and impurities to reveal you’re natural shine + restore moisture (hair & scalp). Constantly using hair care products and using water in our showers that carry chemicals as chlorine + other substances that add buildup upon our hair and scalp.

Many times you may notice nice healthy-looking hair just by skipping hair care products like oils and other hair balms and treatments will result in hair look less frizzy and dull, ever wondered why? It’s not that you’re using the wrong product, it’s because there is a buildup on your hair and scalp that needs a detoxication.

I do have a couple of approaches to maintain good and healthy-looking hair and scalp. My routine consists of DETOXING only once in two months, deep intense treatment for my hair and scalp once a month and weekly intense masking for my hair + regular use of hair oils to keep my hair end nourished.

Hair & Scalp detoxifying or cleansing treatments, come in different forms like foams, sprays and oils. The mean goal is to detoxify & restore hydration to the hair & scalp. The best way to use a treatment for the hair & scalp is overnight treatments such as oils, serums and leave-in masks. Also to nourish your scalp once a week brings moisture and hydration to maintain good health. There are quite clarifying shampoos available but you may want to limit use since it could be problematic for scalp health.

Here I have few scalp & hair treatments that will guide you to solve the problems.

  • Best Clarifying Shampoo Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo. This is probably the best option when it comes to detoxifying hair and scalp. It’s gentle while adds a nice fullness to the hair. I like to use this once in 2 months because I do have dry hair and scalp, using more than that I find is not suitable for my hair texture.
  • Best High-End Option Aveda invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer this one is really good. I love its easy to use and probably the best option to prevent hair loss.
  • Best Drugstore Option OGX this one is probably the best option you can get from the drug store. It’s nice gentle and removes all impurities from hair and scalp.
  • Best Dry Scalp Treatment Kerastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp & Hair Serum, I love the hair oils and treatments from Kerastase and this scalp serum is definitely one of my favourites. It’s lightweight and doesn’t weigh down the hair at all. I like to use this once a month as an overnight treatment. I do give my scalp a massage with the product and wash it in the morning.
  • Best Dandruff Solution Oribe Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Hair Treatment. I don’t get to experience dandruff but when I do this treatment looks after my scalp.
  • Best Drugstore Dandruff Shampoo Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. I have used this for the past two years and works like wonders. I have only reached out to it the times I noticed dandruff and wanted an immediate solution.
  • Best Hair Oil Treatment Moroccanoil probably one of the products that have saved my hair from dryness + heated products. I have been using this product for more than 15 years now and still one of my favourites to use after I wash my hair. It does come in two different textures light and thick.
  • Best Hair Treatment + Conditioner for Dry Hair Monat Double Action Hydrating Serum is one of the hair treatments I tried last year and I was shocked at how it transferred my dry hair to healthy-looking hair. You see results once you’re done with the entire treatment. At the same time, Monat Hydrating Conditioner is the only conditioner I find I don’t lose hair when I apply it.
  • Best Hair Mask for Curly Hair Oribe Curl Gelée for Shine and Definition been one of the best curl masks I have tried by far. Again you’ll see the difference after using it a couple of times of use.
  • Best Overnight Hair Mask Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is a game-changer to your hair care routine. I have been reaching out to it almost all the time. You wake up to shinier and healthy-looking hair in the morning. They just introduced this formula for blond hair as well.
  • Best Mask for Oily Scalp Marc Anthony’s Instant Miracle Mask is one of the best hair masks for oily scalp. I have mentioned this many times in my posts. I don’t have an oily scalp but after testing this product I have a good sense it works amazingly on oily scalp. For me, it added an instant volume which was noticeable to me.
  • Best Dry Scalp Treatment Nioxin Scalp Relief Kit has introduced to me just a couple of weeks ago and it’s probably the best formula out in the market when it comes to dry scalp + hair growth treatment.
  • Best Dry Shampoo Kerastase Fresh Affair Refreshing Fine Fragrance Dry Shampoo, although dry shampoos are not my thing for fact that I have dry skin (scalp) but time to time when I miss my shower days I do reach out to dry shampoos and this is the best formula I have tried by far. It’s lightweight, feels clean and fresh.

L’Oreal Paris’ | Elvive 8 Second Wonder

We all don’t get to see our hairstylists for the past couple of months and for me it’s been more than 5 months. Not only that we don’t get to see our hairstylist and not get regular hair trimming, but we are also facing cold and dry winter months that seem like never ends. Although we no longer under a lockdown yet I am taking extra measures to avoid going out at this point. I already changed my hair colour at home which was a great achievement. And at the same time, I have been testing quite some new hair treatments to reset my dull and dry hair and finally, I got to try out the  L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water that caught my eyes while I was shopping at my local Shoppers drugstore.

L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water is an in-shower treatment that launched in 2020 and transforms hair visibly softer and smoother within 8 seconds. The results are immediate! Its formulated with amino acids, and lamellar water technology that targets the areas of the hair where it needs attention without weighing down the rest of the hair.

The packaging carries a pre-measure usage indicator depending on your hair length and thickness but overall I found that one usage is good enough. Although it’s meant to use after your shampoo and conditioner, yet I have switched it with my conditioner. Squirt a dose of Wonder Water onto your mid-lengths of the hair and massage it through your hair. And rinse it out, and you’re all set. You’ll see results just within one use especially after you get to style your hair after the treatment. I love that I don’t have to set in the shower to get a hair treatment (you know how quick a shower should take for a mother of 3). I have already used it more than 3 times for the past two weeks and it has visibly transformed my dry & dull hair into a healthier and smoother-looking hair. I saw its best results when I blowout my hair. I have been kept touching my hair and wanted to feel the softness, and it looks unbelievably shiny.


Spring Beauty Launches on My Radar…

It’s the time of year when I put out my eyes on new and fresh launches from beauty brands. Most of these launches are ones that tempt me toward them depending on how the trend goes for the year, as well as what my beauty needs are at this particular time.
I am already testing quite many new beauty products that will be shared on upcoming posts but these ones are some beauty products that I think are going to be a super hit formula for this season.
I will either get them as a press sample to test and try while some will be purchased from me to share them with you all here with my thoughts on their performance and quality.

In general, I love Nars Cosmetics beauty products especially their eyeshadows. Nars | St Germain des Prés Eyeshadow Palette from Claudette Collection is one of the items from the collection that I have my eyes on. I absolutely love the combination of colors and finishes in this palette.

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation you all know I always get too excited to find new complexion products especially foundation and concealer. I have been a long-time lover of the YSL beauty’s foundations and I still remember the first foundation that I purchased was the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation back then about 18 years ago in my early 20’s and I wore it on my Engagement day. So very excited to test this new formula.

Fenty Beauty | Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation I love full coverage powders and I always dig for those that don’t make my skin look dry and patchy. I think Rihanna nails her complexion products and looking forward to testing and try this new addition.

I always love Laura Mercier complexion products especially the Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo was one of my favorite concealers to hide my dark circles yet Laura Mercier | Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo Stick now comes in a new look. This is a 2-in-1 formula that is lightweight and full coverage, sounds good?
Yes, I am super excited about this new addition from her and this is going to be a new item that I will be reaching out to from now on.

Givenchy | Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a Limited Edition compact that I am super excited about and I think it will a beauty product that you’ll need. I always love Givenchy’s complexion products especially their powders and can’t wait to try this.

There are quite amazing skincare launches yet Dior Capture Totale Set right now is offering quite an amazing skincare set which I find are perfect traveling. Dior is also introducing their Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss now in a new shade – Ultra Pink which is a very nice and fresh pink.

as well as Tatcha | The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment just launched a new addition to their Dewy line that sounds like a one skincare product that will must-have for this year.

As many of you know I am a huge lover of cleansing oils and balms, here Shu Uemura just launched Botanicoil Cleansing Oil that I am very excited to test and see how it works on my skin.

Another skincare item that has tempted me is the Murad | Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. I want to get my hands to this as soon as possible since I live to use the brightening serums during the winter season.

Charlotte Tilbury launched few new beauty items yet I have my eyes on the new Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and the Walk of No Shame Jewel Pot Eyeshadow. I love her eyeshadow formulas especially the gel cream shadows.

A couple of hair care products that really excites me at this time are the Living Proof | Curl line, as well as the Gisou | Honey Infused Hair Oil is not something new but I have in my mind to test and try it.
Sol de Janeiro | Triple Brazilian Butter™ Hair Repair Treatment Mask is a new bundle of hair joy that I am looking forward to testing this season.

There few new scents that are really tempting me and the Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum is something I have my eyes one for this father’s day. I think its going to be a fresh scent for this season.