You’ve heard of serums in skincare, but have you heard of introducing serums into your scalpcare routine? Just like our skin, our scalps can accumulate bacteria, are affected by hormonal fluctuations, pollution, UV radiation, harsh chemicals, oxidative stress and more. They contain follicles, blood vessels and nerves, build up with sweat, become inflamed, irritated and directly impact hair growth. So why are our scalps not shown the same care and attention as our skin?
At MONPURE, we understand that as the hair’s incubator, the dermatological condition of the scalp should be treated as an extension of the skin on our face. Bridging the gap between skincare and haircare, we understand that skincare lessons, formulations and ingredients can be extended to our haircare routines, and that scalp seruming is an integral step to reaching your scalp and hair goals.
What is a Scalp Serum?
Just like our favourite serums in our skincare routines, scalp serums contain concentrated active ingredients that extend beyond the superficial - targeting specific concerns like hair thinning, dryness, itchiness and skin barrier repair.
Scalp serums are targeted treatments that directly hone in on our concerns. Unlike heavy styling products, serums don’t sit on top of the scalp and create residue, instead, they seep deep into the scalp, allowing the nutrients and ingredients they carry to be optimally absorbed. As serums are concentrated and targeted treatments, you only need to use minimal product, which doesn’t leave the hair with an oily residue or weighed down.
Because serums can directly address so many issues, choose your serum based on their specific ingredients in order to address your personal hair and scalp concerns. MONPURE’s scalp serums are designed to be applied daily to damp or towel-dried hair. You only need to apply one or two drops of serum to your areas of concern, and gently massage it into the scalp until the serum is fully absorbed.
How To Stack Your MONPURE Serums
If you would like to reap the benefits of both of our innovative serums, you can use a technique called ‘double-seruming’ or ‘serum stacking’, which is inspired by K-beauty regimes. If your areas of concern are in different spots on the scalp, then we recommend applying the serums on their individual spots, both at the same time of day.
If the same area has multiple conditions (such as hair thinning and itchiness), then we would suggest using the Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum at night as it contains retinol which can be sensitive to UV impact, and the Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum in the morning. Alternatively, you can alternate the serums, applying them every other day.
Scalp Serum for Dry, Itchy Scalp
If you are experiencing a dry, itchy or flaky scalp, the Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum is the perfect calming antidote, starring active ingredient, salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a famed skincare ingredient and the most prominent beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that works to treat scalp acne, psoriasis, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It is oil-soluble, allowing it to deeply penetrate the follicles and decongest them. This soothing elixir also contains a unique blend of anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, witch hazel water, Pro Vitamin B5 and allantoin. This concentrated solution also aids in alleviating skin conditions such as scalp sunburn and eczema.
Scalp Serum for Hair Loss
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, the award-winning Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is the perfect targeted solution for you. Formulated with DHT-blocking pumpkin seed extract, stimulating rosemary oil, castor oil and coffee extract, as well as cell-renewing retinol and lactic acid, this solution is effective in minimising thinning and promoting thicker, fuller hair growth.
Maximise the effects of your favourite MONPURE serum by introducing the Heal and Energise Jade Comb into your regime, with an ancient Chinese technique called ‘combing therapy’. Just like the stone Gua Sha and rollers we use on our faces to boost circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and tighten the skin, using the comb in tandem with the quenching and calming Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum, or hair-growth-boosting Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum will stimulate follicles, relieve scalp tension, promote blood circulation, encourage hair growth and boost your overall mood.
How to Use a Scalp Serum
Starting with dry or towel-dried scalp hair, part the hairline and apply one to two drops of serum, spaced evenly, onto the scalp.
Work across the head, section by section, focusing on areas of concern.
Gently massage in a few drops of the serum into your roots morning or night to soothe stressed scalp-skin, stimulate the follicles and deliver a healthy dose of moisture in the process. Each one’s lightweight yet hardworking formula won’t weigh the hair down either.