When you have sensitive skin, it unfortunately doesn’t just stop at your hairline. Irritation and dryness can affect your entire body and can spread to your scalp. Also, even if you don’t have sensitive skin on your face and on other parts of your body, it is possible to experience irritation and discomfort on the scalp.

So what are some of the signs of sensitive scalp? Some of the symptoms of scalp sensitivity include itching, redness and general sensitivity. If you notice that your scalp tends to be either extremely dry or oily, you might also have sensitive scalp.

Caring for your sensitive scalp

Sensitive scalp can be aggravated by external factors like harsh shampoos, certain ingredients in hair products, stress and pollution. Because of the abundance of hair follicles on the scalp, anything applied to your scalp penetrates to a greater degree on the scalp than on other parts of your body. That is why it’s important to pay attention to the ingredients in your hair products and ensure that you use products that are devoid of ingredients such as parabens, sulfates and unnatural colorants which may irritate your scalp further.

Botanicals Fresh Care Lavender Soothing Range

We’ve written about Botanicals Fresh Care before here and love that that all of its products are inspired by nature, include no nasties (sulfates*, parabens, silicones and colourants) and are made in Europe.

For the Lavender range, Botanicals Fresh Care has specially sourced its Organic Lavender Essential Oil from France.Organic lavender essential oil is extremely gentle, making it suitable for sensitive scalp and all hair types. This essential oil has the ability to soothe the scalp, reduce irritation and calm sensitivity. Also, lavender essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to create a tranquil and calming environment to reduce stress and help you relax as you indulge in a spa-worthy hair treatment.

Apart from massaging the essential oil into your scalp which can be too potent when used directly on the scalp, you can reap the benefits of this soothing botanical with Botanicals Fresh Care Lavender range. Crafted by L’Oreal Paris, this four-product line (Pre-shampoo Oil, Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask) is designed to take care of your entire hair regime.

Singapore’s first pre-shampoo oil

One of the highlights from the Botanicals Fresh Care Lavender Range is the Pre-shampoo oil. I know what you’re thinking – isn’t oil on the scalp bad for you? The pre-shampoo oil is a hair treatment that is beneficial to your scalp and hair. It helps ensure that your scalp is soothed and helps retain hair moisture even after shampooing to keep it soft and hydrated.

It is also infused with nourishing oils like coconut oil and soybean oil so your hair stays strong and healthy. Apply it on dry hair before getting into the shower and give yourself a luxurious head massage to promote micro-circulation. Continue to comb the product through the ends of your hair and Let it sit in for another 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with the Lavender sulfate-free shampoo. You can skip the conditioner or mask on days you use the pre-shampoo oil as it is nourishing and hydrating enough. On other days, complete your regime with conditioner and mask once or twice a week. The result? Soothed scalp and lightweight hydrated hair.

*Excluding Pre-Shampoo Oil

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