What To Look for in a Shampoo for Oily Hair and Sensitive ScalpIt can be really annoying when you have oily hair and sensitive scalp. Check this recommendation list for shampoos you may need.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!If you've got a sensitive scalp, it's highly likely you've got sensitive skin as well, so washing your hair in the shower can be a nightmare because it affects the rest of your skin also. So just what should you look for in a shampoo if you've got oily hair?Shampoo with Sulfates? NO!If you've got oily hair, caring for it can be a vicious circle. You may wash your hair frequently to get rid of the greasy feeling, but in doing so, you might actually be making it worse. The problem is, the more you use a harsh shampoo to wash your hair to rid it of the oil, the more your scalp will produce oil. So what is the solution? Many shampoos use sulfates to create a lather to wash the hair. However, these sulfates can sometimes strip or irritate the scalp and cause it to dry out. This, in turn, stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil leading to oily hair. Using a gentler shampoo that does not contain sulfates can help to calm your scalp and break the cycle of washing and sebum production. This allows your scalp and hair to recover and return to a healthy state. A hydrating shampoo can help smooth the hair cuticle leaving your hair looking glossier, shinier, and much healthier. These sulfate-free shampoos are an excellent option for oily sensitive hair and scalps.Argan Oil Sulfate-free ShampooArgan oil sulfate-free shampoo is a wonderful shampoo that does not contain sulfates. Rich in Morrocan argan oil and botanicals which hydrate and soothe the hair and scalp, this shampoo will leave your hair shiny and silky and sparkling clean. It's great for curly hair, and the argan oil helps reduce frizz and give the hair a silky sheen as it contains silk extracts also. The range also has a matching argan conditioner, which will further help restore treated and damaged hair to its glossy glory. At $14.99 for 400 ml, it's a little more expensive than regular shampoos, but it's definitely worth it, and your hair will thank you for it.Natural Shampoo and Conditioner: Paraben and Sulfate-freePerfect Hair Focus is a shampoo and conditioner pack that is paraben and sulfate-free. If you're struggling to keep your hair healthy and grow it longer, this is the shampoo conditioning formula for you. It's perfect if your hair is colored as it protects your color and doesn't strip the hair. Containing lots of nourishing ingredients like fractionated coconut oil, which is packed full of antioxidants. Coconut oil helps to hydrate hair and scalp and promote growth. So if your hair feels a little lackluster and you're struggling to grow it, this is definitely a shampoo and conditioning formula that will help you. With its gentle ingredients and ginseng root extract, it is designed for dry hair, but often oily hair can be dry and damaged at the ends, so using this shampoo and conditioner combo once or twice a month will help to balance your hair and scalp and stop your skin getting used to one product. At $28.99, it's an investment product but one which your hair and scalp will really benefit from.
PERFECT HAIRNatural Shampoo and ConditionerBalance Your Scalp's pH with Essential OilsDegrease by Maple holistics is an excellent product for oily hair and scalp. It also helps with dandruff prone scalps and uses essential oils such as lemon, basil, and cypress, to rebalance the pH of your scalp, helping to restore healthy sebum levels. As a sulfate and paraben-free shampoo, its gentle formula helps to rebalance your scalp and regulate sebum production. With rosemary and jojoba to help soothe the scalp, this is definitely a good option if you've got an itchy scalp that is prone to dandruff.
MAPLE HOLISTICSDegrease, Moisture Control Shampoo, 16 oz (473 ml)Natural Cider Vinegar to Rejuvenate and Remove Toxins from Your ScalpCider vinegar has long been a tried and tested natural remedy for a range of hair and scalp problems, so it's no surprise that it's now used in shampoos. Wow, skin science is sulfate and paraben-free and helps to clarify and stimulate the scalp gently, leading to a stronger, thicker, and healthier growth of hair follicles. It contains DHT blockers, which helps to thicken hair and promote growth. It also reduces scalp flaking and frizz, moisturizes the scalp and removing dead skin cells gently. Raw apple cider vinegar helps to remove toxins and promote shiny glossy hair. This is definitely the product for you if your scalp needs rejuvenation and calm.Douse Your Hair in Herbal Essences and Smell DeliciousWith no minerals, sulfates, or parabens, Herbal Essences have really brought healthy haircare to the masses. They've also layered on the scents of honey jasmine and vanilla to make your hair smell good enough to eat. If your hair and scalp are begging for a shampoo, which is gentle and cleansing, smells delicious and is free of all the nasties, this is definitely the hair care shampoo and conditioning set for you. Reasonably priced, it's an everyday hair care product for sensitive, oily scalps that are prone to dandruff and irritation.
Herbal EssencesSulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner KitPureZero to Give Your Hair and Scalp a Super Healthy FeedKale has often been known for its superfood properties due to its wealth of vitamins and minerals. So what better way to help a damaged scalp than lather on some natural goodness to nourish your hair. 100% vegan, PureZero has never been tested on animals and is a member of PETA's beauty without bunnies program. Beautiful hair comes from a beautifully healthy scalp, and with antioxidants and all-natural ingredients, your tired tresses will feel rejuvenated with this gentle shampoo.Puracy Developed by DoctorsIf you suffer from scalp irritation, puracy is a product that has been formulated by chemists and doctors to hydrate and strengthen your luscious locks. With citrus, eucalyptus, and mint essential oils, this olive-based shampoo contains beet sugar extract and olive-based squalene to hydrate the scalp and smooth the hair leaving it frizz-free and shiny. There are no nasty harsh chemicals, parabens, or sulfates in this all-natural shampoo, and it's also environmentally conscious in both its packaging and ingredients. It's also cruelty-free and vegan, which is a sure sign its definitely good for your scalp also. With a mid-price range of $20.99 for 16 fl oz, this is definitely a good option for your sensitive scalp and will be that secret weapon to help you keep your tresses in tip-top condition with minimal effort or scalp irritation. So if your scalp has a sensitive issue, is too oily or prone to dandruff, why not check out some of the products above which can really promote your hair and scalp's health and beauty.
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Do’s & Don’t’s of A Sensitive Skin Routine
In my opinion, all skin is sensitive- but people with particularly reactive skin have to take extra caution, especially when you have a condition like eczema (hey fam!) and rosacea. Personally, I have combination sensitive skin and eczema, but nowadays my skin is pretty normal. Here’s some tips to follow when building your basic skincare routine... • Don’t: Jump into a ten-step routine. Overwhelming skin with so many products can easily aggravate sensitive skin, while also making it harder to figure out what one is irritating your skin. Take your time. • Do: Iron out the basics! Before introducing serums, make sure to find a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen combination that gently nourishes skin. Avoid exfoliants in these so that they’re a safe fall-back if your skin starts flaring up. My favourite sensitive skin cleansers are HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash and PAULA'S CHOICE - RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser , as they cleanse without stripping skin of protective oils. My go-to sensitive skin (and all skin) sunscreens are PAULA'S CHOICE - Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30 (mineral) and PAULA'S CHOICE - YOUTH-EXTENDING DAILY HYDRATING FLUID SPF 50 (chemical). • Don’t: Use products with fragrance, alcohol, or essential oils. Alcohol is drying and can weaken the skin barrier, your skin’s defense against environmental damage. Fragrance and essential oils not only have a high chance of irritating skin, but also oxidize upon contact with the air, releasing free radicals that break down collagen. Avoid these. • Do: Incorporate antioxidants. Antioxidants battle environmental aggressors, neutralize free radicals, soothe skin, and calm redness. These and a good sunscreen are going to be your best combination for calm, youthful skin! I utilize a couple drops of The Ordinary - Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% on mornings I forgo vitamin c, but I also enjoy the silky texture of PAULA'S CHOICE - Retinol Super Antioxidant Serum for a gentle, moisturizing retinol that is also loaded with antioxidants. • Don’t: Try to smother skin into submission. Piling on layers of the heaviest cream may provide temporary relief, but it can lead to congestion and acne, which will only inflame skin more in the long-term. • Do: Combine fatty acids, ceramides, peptides, and/or hyaluronic acid treatments to repair the skin barrier, promoting moisture retainment in multiple levels. Layering different types of hydration/moisture from thinnest to thickest is better for your skin and will promote healing the root cause versus treating the symptoms. I love combining PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Anti-Ageing Omega+ Complex Serum and NIOD - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex underneath my moisturizer to hydrate + nourish my skin and reduce frequency of my eczema flare-ups.
My favourite tinted SPF
Sunscreen is the last and most important part of my AM routine. It protects skin from UV rays and prevents uneven skintone, dark spots, and aging from sun damage. I make sure to re-apply it every 2 hours even when it’s cloudy/rainy! That being said: This tinted moisturizer is my favourite SPF!! It's perfect for my oily-combo skin. The slight tint gives a sheer coverage and evens out my skin tone a little, and the matte finish keeps it from looking greasy. It’s easy to blend and absorb into skin due to its light texture. I still apply moisturizer beforehand cause I feel like it's not enough to moisturize my skin but overall I’d say this one is sooo worth the try!
Is your skin craaazy dry? Read my do’s and don’t
I’ve got very dry skin in the colder months. I also live in a dry environment. I’ve put together some general do’s and donts that work for me when my skin is seriously dry. Now, please note that I enjoy 99% of the products I’m going to mention, but some I just have to reserve for using in warmer months when my skin is less dry. ￼DO pay attention to what kind of first cleanse you use. I like FORMULA 10.0.6 - Bare Face Beauty Skin-Hydrating Cleansing Oil because it breaks down my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft. DON’T use a first cleanse that dries your skin out like the GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm (a little bit drying) ￼DO look at ingredients lists and brand descriptions of cleansers. Opt for something with a gel or milky texture that either doesn’t lather are all, or barely lathers. I enjoy the bareMinerals - PURENESS GEL CLEANSER (but not if you’re sensitive to coconut). DON’T use a cleanser with harsh acids, such as salicylic acid in the TRULY - CBD Jelly Anti Acne Facial Cleanser , because they can dry out your skin even more. ￼DO use a hydrating toner. I love the PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Advanced Replenshing Toner because it contains hyaluronic acid and has a soothing, milky texture. DON’T use toners with astringent properties or essential oils like the MARIO BADESCU - Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner (I steaigjt is just don’t really like this even when my skin isn’t super dry). Toners with those ingredients can dry your skin out further. ￼DO layer and mix serums (make sure you do some research first!). I enjoy the Wyldflower Labs - Sunshine Serum - Multitasking Day Repair Serum and LILY SADO - Green Tea + Vitamin C Super Serum . ￼DO use some chemical exfoliants when experiencing a breakout, but be careful to use a concentrated spot application. I like the PAULA'S CHOICE - SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT because it is effective and can be easily applied in an affected area. I use this 1-3x/wk in the PM. DON’T use harsh chemical exfoliants and don’t use them too frequently. The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner is very strong. It can cause irritation, especially on dry areas, and if used to often has caused white heads. ￼DO moisturize! I love the pixi - Rose Ceramide Cream when I have stubborn dry patches that won’t go away. I also like the unscented, soothing GOOD MOLECULES - Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer . DON’T use a moisturizer that’s not geared towards extra dry skin like the Clark's Botanicals - Jasmine Vital Cream While this is a nice moisturizer, its light gel texture is more suited for normal-oily skin, or dry skin in the summer. #CherieCreator
Mascara for Allergenic and Eczema Prone Skin
I recently started having some health problems and started developing allergic reactions to most mascaras and eye makeup. Basically my eyes would get itchy, eczema breakouts, flake, and my eyelashes would fall out in clumps (I lead a glamorous life, I know). The only mascara I found I could use without issue was Lush’s mascara and I just stuck to that baby until (whomp-whomp) they discontinued it. I think I’ll do a post on my favorite discontinued products later (RIP). I heard some good things about friends about Physician’s Formula and that it’s formulated with sensitive and allergenic skin in mind. I tried this mascara yesterday and wore it a full day full of errands and sweating and it stays on and no allergic reaction!!! Like all more plant-derived mascaras, the formula is more runny and can be quite wet upon application but their brush really helps keep the lashes from sticking together. If you’re going to compare this to some other mascaras on the market (like They’re Real!, Better Than Sex, etc.) you’ll probably not be happy with these aspects of the formula BUT if you’re like me and haven’t even wore mascara for over six months due to severe allergic reactions and eczema flares this is a damn lifesaver. I have very blonde body hair and have missed having visible curled lashes! Love this product! PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara In Black
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I’m always one to be open to trying new products to see how they can benefit my skin. If it doesn’t work, I simply move onto the next product. If I ever come across something that works extremely well, I’ll add it to my list of must haves and will usually not steer away from that product unless I happen to stumble across a better working product. ESTĒE LAUDER - Advanced Night Repair Limited Edition ESTĒE LAUDER - Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Crème For my skin care routine to keep my skin hydrated, I’ve consistently been using Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night repair and their Revitalizing Supreme+. These two have worked great in keeping my skin hydrated which helps keep my dry skin away and whenever my skin is more hydrated, I look younger. These two also have great anti-aging affects on your skin, and you can really see the difference after a few applications. Your lines and wrinkles start to disappear after a few application, that along with the more hydrated skin really makes your skin feel amazing. The Revitalizing Supreme+ creme is non-acnegenic, so it doesn’t clog my pores and helps me reduce my acne. This works great with the advanced night repair because that serum is oil free. I’ve always had acne prone skin, so using these two has helped my acne and even helped reduce breakouts. I highly recommend these two products if you have acne prone skin, dry skin, or have dehydration. These two products go hand in hand and will work wonders for anyone with similar skin issues as me. Results may not show right away, but constant application will show great results!
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