What is a scalp microbiome, and why is it important to balance?
A microbiome is an essential community of microorganisms that exists in a particular environment. In this instance, it refers to the ecosystem of bacteria (both good and bad) that lives on the surface of your skin, including your scalp. Maintaining a balanced scalp microbiome is vital to optimal hair health, as an out-of-balance scalp can result in a variety of problems for the hair, such as the overproduction of sebum and oil.
What factors lead to an oily scalp?
An oily scalp is generally the result of overactive sebaceous glands, which produce excess oil or sebum. While genetics, hormones and hair + skin type are often the cause of overactive sebaceous glands, a scalp microbiome that is not optimally balanced can also be a contributing factor.
How do the formulas work?
All the formulas in the products work to control excessive oil and rebalance the scalp’s microbiome. With a blend of green marine algae and a sugar-derived prebiotic, the shampoo and treatment mist work to achieve balance and serenity. The dry shampoo powder includes a specialty starch blend and kaolin clay to absorb oil and mango leaf extract helps to support the healthy microbiome.
What is the recommended scalp care regimen?
The Oil Control line can be used as a three-product regimen to combat the issue of excessive sebum. The shampoo’s purifying and gentle formula cleanses the hair and scalp using a blend of green marine algae and a sugar-derived prebiotic to reduce and control oil. You can follow with a lightweight conditioner, like our Serene Scalp Balancing Conditioner, on mid-lengths to ends. After, on clean, damp hair, the Oil Control Treatment Mist can be used to help mattify the scalp and prolong time between washes. As necessary, the Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder can extend time between washes while supporting a healthy scalp microbiome.
Do I have to use all three products together?
No, you can use the products in the Serene Scalp Collection as needed. Different products address different scalp concerns, but if oil control is a main priority, the three new products will work in tandem to alleviate the issue. For the best results, use the three products as a system to reduce excess sebum and the appearance of oily hair.
Why doesn’t the collection include a conditioner?
Many people who struggle with an oily scalp avoid conditioner as it can add weight to hair. However, for those who want to use conditioner in their wash routine, the Serene Scalp Balancing Conditioner can work perfectly with the Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo. The conditioner’s balancing formula is moisturizing yet lightweight and will add the softness and shine consumers look for in their conditioner.
Can this collection be used on all hair types?
Yes, while the collection is intended for those with an overly oily scalp, it can be used on all hair types.
Does this collection include the Côte d’Azur fragrance?
The Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo and Dry Shampoo Powder contain the Cote d’Azur fragrance. The Serene Scalp Oil Control Treatment Mist is fragrance-free.
How does the Oil Control Treatment Mist fit into my daily hair care routine?
Think of the Serene Scalp Oil Control Treatment Mist as a mattifying primer for your scalp. After washing your hair, spraying the treatment will mattify the scalp to help control excess sebum to prolong styles and extend time between washing. The spray balances and supports a healthy scalp microbiome and detoxifies and protects against environmental pollutants.
Will the Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder blend into darker hair?
Yes, the dry shampoo is an invisible formula that will blend into all hair shades. After applying the formula to the roots, work into the hair to ensure proper absorption.
How does the Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder differ from the Gold Lust Dry Shampoo?
Our Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is an aerosol that gently absorbs oils while nourishing damaged strands. The Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder is a translucent powder that both absorbs oils and rebalances overly oily scalps by targeting the microbiome. It is also more absorbing because of the powder form compared to the Gold Lust Dry Shampoo.
Is the packaging recyclable?
The products’ bottles are 100% post-consumer recycled plastic or aluminum and are fully recyclable. The paper-based outer cartons are recyclable, made from materials certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.