What causes an oily scalp?
An unhealthy scalp can be caused by both lifestyle and environmental factors including stress, diet, pollution and genetics. An unhealthy or unbalanced scalp can present itself in different forms including oiliness, sensitivity, dryness, irritation, or dandruff.
The surface of the hair and scalp is covered in a protective layer known as the hydrolipidic film. The hydrolipidic film is made up of a combination of sebum and sweat and acts to protect the hair and scalp against external aggressors and is also known to regulate hydration. Although designed to protect, an excessive hydrolipidic film can cause an oily scalp, leaving the hair feeling greasy and flat. Lifestyle factors and washing hair with an un-adapted shampoo can amplify sebum cycle imbalance.
What is in the Kerastase Specifique range?
The entire Kerastase Speicifique Divalent range is infused with the amino acid, Caprylol Glycine, for crucial strength and balance at every step. This powerful amino acid is a dual action active with a unique hair affinity that works to regulate sebum production whilst rebalancing hydration. The dual action formula gently cleanses the hair and scalp by attracting and trapping dirt in micelles, whilst also delivering intense care on the mid-lengths and ends where hair may feel drier or more sensitised. The hair and scalp is left feeling balanced and nourished, with a clean and lightweight finish.
The perfect regime for oily scalps
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleanse the hair and scalp using the Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent or Argile Equilibrante. The two balancing shampoos each offer purifying benefits.7
The Bain Divalent is a daily formula, enriched with Amino Acids and Vitamin B6 that helps oily roots and sensitive ends. The shampoo is ultra-light and helps to eliminate excess sebum for long lasting freshness, meaning hair stays volumised and light with fewer washes. To apply, wet the hair thoroughly and then gently remove any excess water. Apply a coin-sized amount of the shampoo, ensuring even distribution across the hair and scalp. Add water and emulsify. Focus this first wash on the scalp using fingertips to massage. Rinse thoroughly. Apply a second coin-sized amount of shampoo and add water. The second shampoo will produce a more generous lather which will help to cleanse the lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly and follow with the Masque Réhydratant.