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The Importance of Conditioning the Scalp

Monday 25th January 21

conditioner ,scalp care
5+ min read

A key philosophy here at MONPURE is about treating our scalps with the same care and attention as the skin on our face. And that includes how we use products like conditioner. Traditionally used to treat the hair itself, designed to focus on mid-lengths and ends, it’s been received wisdom never to let a scrap of conditioner near our scalps. “Shampoo the roots, condition the ends” is a mantra we’ve all had drummed into us from an early age. However rules are made to be broken – and seeing as the process of hair washing can dry out the scalp as much as the hair itself, why shouldn’t conditioner be used at the roots as well as the ends of the hair?

It was this idea that led to MONPURE’s Strengthening Essence-Conditioner. You may wonder what ‘essence-conditioner’ is – well it’s a new formulation which gives it a light, milky texture which means it can be massaged into the scalp and won’t create greasy roots or weigh down fine hair types. 

Like an ‘essence’ for the skin, it delivers a good glug of moisture to your dry, flaky scalp-skin, locking in moisture and protecting against pollution and irritation thanks to conditioning vegan silk peptides. A pioneering new vegan alternative to regular silk peptides, they have been clinically proven to not only repair fragile or damaged hair strands, but also protect the hair and scalp from harmful pollutants as well as bacteria.

Other nourishing, scalp-loving ingredients include ‘good’ alcohols: cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol (learn more about them here), aloe vera and argan oil all of which work to moisturise and condition with aplomb. Many fans of this conditioner have noticed a marked reduction in itchiness, eczema and flaky skin on the scalp – as well as restoring ‘bounce’ to fine hair types, which normally look flat with conditioner.

Very few of us would wash our face and not replenish the skin with some sort of moisturiser afterwards, so why after shampooing our scalp, do we tend to leave it stripped and vulnerable to dryness and pollution? A rookie error we hope the creation of this clever conditioner can correct… Discover it here.

How to use our conditioner on your scalp and hair:

After you’ve cleansed with our Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo, cup your hand and pour a tablespoon-sized amount of conditioner into the palm (longer, thicker hair may need slightly more).

Rub your hands together and gently massage the conditioner into the scalp, smoothing down through the hair, gently detangling any knots with your fingers. Leave in for a couple of minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cold water for extra shine.


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