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Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp and with Umberto Giannini’s haircare saviours you can have a clearer, more balanced scalp, and still get that salon finish. Here’s everything you need to know about the haircare step you’ve been missing…

You can use all the shampoos, conditioners and styling products in the world, but to get seriously healthy hair you need to get to the roots. Scalp products are having a moment in the hair world, proving to hydrate the hair from root to tip and wave goodbye to product buildup and grime from pollution, as well as helping to soothe itchy, flaky scalps. 

Iconic haircare brand Umberto Giannini are revolutionising the way we wash and style our hair with the Scalp Restore collection. With over 20 years of award winning products and salons, it’s no surprise their Scalp range is not only clinically proven, but has salon results in mind. The focus is on creating a clean, nourished and healthy foundation – the scalp – for the rest of your hair to flourish. Whether your scalp is dry and irritated or you’re simply worried about the buildup of product, dry shampoo or dying treatments, the line comprises four products that will help rebalance and reboot. 

So put to bed the idea that having any products near your scalp (other than shampoo) will give you greasy locks, as it simply isn’t true. A happy scalp creates happy hair. In fact, Trichologist and Scalp Expert  Kate Holden, says A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair. Particularly those containing natural exfoliants such as Salicylic Acid and Pineapple Enzymes will help soothe any irritation as well as remove product build-up, excess grease and dead skin cells. Umberto Giannini Scalp range is a great, affordable go-to with clinically proven ingredients whilst delivering that great salon finish, meaning you don’t need to compromise on your scalp care.”

Think of scalp care as just another part of your haircare regime, much like you might introduce an acid or a toner between cleansing and moisturising your face. Kate says that adding these ingredients into your routine will, “help to maintain healthy cell turnover of the scalp and unclog the hair follicles, providing the best environment for hair growth.” Healthy, happier and faster growing hair? We’re in.

Put to bed the idea that having any products near your scalp (other than shampoo) will give you greasy locks, it simply isn’t true. A happy scalp creates happy hair. Fact.

Adding to their already successful Scalp Restore range with two new additions to the line up. Formulated with all hair types in mind, so whether your hair is silky straight, curly or coily, dyed or natural, oily or thirsty, these products will do their job.

Read on to find out all about the four essential products missing from your haircare routine. It’s time to give your scalp some love…

1. The Mask

What is it? This pre-treatment mask will help to ditch the itch. It’s clinically proven to help soothe dry, itchy and irritated scalps, whilst reducing oil build-up on the scalp and hair roots. Containing Salicylic Acid that gets to work instantly, it will gently exfoliate to remove existing dandruff whilst helping to stimulate healthy hair growth at the roots. Pineapple Enzymes help to reduce irritation and flaking whilst preventing the production of new dandruff – in short, a detox for the scalp.

Who’s it for? The colour safe formula is suitable for all hair types.

How to use: Use as the first step in your wash routine. Dampen hair and apply directly to the scalp. Massage in to ensure full coverage. Leave it to soothe for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition as usual. We recommend once a treatment once a week.

2. The Shampoo

What is it? The Scalp Restore Scalp Reviving Anti-Dandruff Shampoo keeps hair healthy and strong, removes bacteria and excess oil without stripping the hair but cleverly decreases the oil output at the scalp’s surface. It also destroys the fungus infection associated with dandruff, preventing new dandruff forming and can be used everyday if you’re a daily hair-wash kind of person. 

Who’s it for? Anyone with a dry, itchy or flaky scalp looking for some TLC to soothe and have a knock-on effect to great hair. In fact, it’s been clinically proven to help soothe and prevent future dandruff.

How to use: Apply to wet hair, massage into the scalp, then rinse. 

3. The Conditioner

What is it? The Scalp Restore Scalp Reviving Anti-Dandruff Conditioner is an anti-dandruff scalp reviving and daily use conditioner. It’s free from Sulphates, Silicones and Parabens and will help to shine, smooth and inject moisture into your locks. One of the key ingredients is Pineapple Enzymes which have everything you need to keep hair nourished and a scalp irritation-free.

Who’s it for? Just like the conditioner, this is suitable for all hair types but is best targeted to someone who’s scalp is in need of a little love. It can be used on coloured hair, too and has been clinically proven to help soothe and prevent future dandruff.

How to use: Simply smooth through from scalp to ends after rinsing shampoo. Gently detangle with fingers, then rise.

4. The Dry Shampoo

What is it? Hold on, don’t dry shampoos typically dry out the scalp and cause irritation and build-up? Not this one. The Scalp Refresh Anti-Dandruff Dry Shampoo uses a unique formula that instantly refreshes the hair in-between washes whilst gently soothing dry scalps. Pineapple Extracts are used to gently exfoliate the scalp to restore its natural balance. Aloe then gently soothes and moisturises the scalp without heaviness or greasiness, and Natural Rice Starches ensures that excess oil is absorbed without irritation or residue. It also smells divine with scents of coconut and pineapple – basically a holiday in a can. 

Who’s it for? Anyone who needs a quick re-fresh between washes. 

How to use:  Keep nozzle 30cm from hair, apply directly to roots to refresh the hair and soothe the scalp. Brush through to distribute.

Want in? The whole range is available now at Boots and umbertogiannini.com, from £8.95. PLUS 40% off everything at umbertogiannini.com Monday 11-19th April. 

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