A few weeks ago I wrote an article about winter dandruff and how to control it. You can read it here. I also wrote that I got off it quite easily myself. But I want to take that back.
I don’t know why, but my winter dandruff has been quite persistent this year. Normally an oil treatment is enough to get rid of it, but not this year. It keeps coming back.
And my husband also suffers from it. We suspect that it’s due to our new apartment, where it is well insulated so that the air becomes a lot drier.
Because it drove me crazy, I impulsively bought a scalp exfoliator: The KEVIN.MURPHY Scalp.Spa Scrub. This was my first time using a scalp exfoliator and for my husband as well. So I was very curious if this would help us combating the dandruff. And besides, my husband has Caucasian hair and I have Asian hair. Would we notice a difference? Here is our review.
About the brand KEVIN.MURPHY
KEVIN.MURPHY is an Australian hairdresser. He has his own hair care company and develops hair care products, based on skincare. “Skincare for your hair” is one of his mottos.
The brand uses natural ingredients and is eco friendly. They want to make a positive contribution to the environment. The ingredients are obtained in a natural way and the packaging is made from recycled material.
KEVIN.MURPHY is also cruelty free. Their products are not tested on animals. And since 2011 they are a PETA approved company.
The products are weightless, long-lasting and strengthen your hair. They are also free of parabens and sulphates. Good to know if you’ve done keratin treatments like me.
What the Scalp.Spa Scrub promises
The Scalp.Spa Scrub is an exfoliating scrub that removes impurities in the hair follicles and on the scalp. This makes your scalp healthier and stimulates hair growth.
The exfoliant in the Scalp.Spa Scrub is perlite. This is volcanic rock. Perlite gently exfoliates the scalp and hair follicles and doesn’t dissolve. This way the perlite can always reach your scalp, even if you have thick hair.
You can remove the perlite with shampoo, but it’s okay if some still remains in your hair. It doesn’t irritate you scalp.
After using this product, your scalp will also be less irritated and sebum production is better regulated. It is suitable for all hair types, including colored hair.
You can use this scrub as a body scrub too.
What we think of the SCALP.SPA Scrub
I bought the SCALP.SPA Scrub online at a Dutch hair dresser shop for €29.50 ($35.27). My husband thinks it’s very expensive for a shampoo, but he doesn’t understand I spend a lot of money on hair (and skin care) and not on clothes.
I used the scrub after damping my hair (before I use shampoo). The product is green with scrub particles (the perlite I guess) in it. When I massaged it on my scalp it seemed like my hair is immediately soaking the product. This made it easy to massage, but I also needed more of the product for the rest of my scalp.
I wasn’t sure how much product I needed, but my husband didn’t think it was a problem. “Just use a lot of product so your whole scalp is covered”, he said.
This kind of worries me, I think we will finish this product within days.
The perlite was easy to massage into the scalp. It felt like soft sand. Still I found it difficult to get my entire scalp properly massaged. My hair was soon blocking my scalp. Because of this, I didn’t reach everything well. My husband had no problems with this, but he has short hair.
The scrub started to foam after a while and somehow I didn’t expected this. But it was easy to rinse. When I put my shampoo afterwards, I needed a lot less than usual. It lathered instantly and I had more than enough for all of my hair. My husband thinks this is a big plus of the SCALP.SPA Scrub.
Okay, I was a bit disappointed because I still noticed a lot of dandruff on my scalp. Maybe I didn’t massage the product well, leaving dandruff still on my scalp.
But my hair was very clean! Just as clean when I get from the hairdresser. The nice thing about this was that my hair became less quickly greasy. I only wash my hair when it’s oily and that is usually every 2-3 days. With this product I have clean hair for like 5 days without washing it!
My husband did notice some difference on his scalp. His scalp was less itchy and he had less dandruff. After using this product his hair became very very shiny, soft and clean. I was quite jealous of his shiny and soft hair. He really liked it and therefor he is much more enthusiastic about this product than me.
Maybe I’m not doing it right or maybe his Caucasian hair is more suitable for this product than my Asian hair. Until now I really like this product to combat greasy hair. But I have to look for something else for my winter dandruff. My husband, on the other hand, found his solution to his winter dandruff in this SCALP.SPA Scrub. He is a fan!