Get Your Dandruff Under Control With These Products
Jun. 28, 2020
Nothing kills a look like those little dead skin snowflakes scattered atop your head and shoulders. It’s one of those things that’s made me self-conscious in the past. Mostly because people often associate dandruff with being unclean and not washing your hair. But sufferers of a dry, flaky scalp know all too well that even daily hair washes can’t curb dandruff. In fact that sometimes makes it worse.
A little digging online and dermatologists say that dandruff is caused by inflammation of the skin, caused by the yeast that lives on everyone’s bodies. Some people just react to it a little differently, causing a bit of an itchy mess. But back to the point, here are some of the internet’s top treatments to help you overcome the dreaded dandruff battle.
KÉRASTASESpecifique Cure Anti-Pelliculaire
KÉRASTASEMasque Hydra Apaisant Hair Mask
If you’ve ever been to a professional hair dresser’s, you’ve likely seen Kerastase products lined up on the wall. They are THE haircare brand that’s favoured by industry veterans. Their iconic products address a whole host of hair care worries and styling tools. Let’s just say they’ve pretty much been the experts since 1964.
Their Anti-Pelliculaire line helps with oily scalps and dandruff control in the form of a shampoo and treatment. The shampoo works to remove any impurities from the scalp, including visible flakes. While the Intensive anti-dandruff scalp cure supports by protecting your scalp and curbing the overproduction of oil. For extra defence, they also offer the Masque Hydra-Apaisant, a wet hair treatment that can be used in the shower, it purifies oily roots and soothes the skin on your head.
Created by famed hairdresser Oribe Canales, he has worked with some of the greatest heads of hair in Hollywood. His brand is built upon old school glamour with a touch of alchemy. The packaging says it all! Using the latest science, his anti-dandruff formulations not only rid you of dandruff but leave your hair hydrated and voluminous.
Try starting with the Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub, which helps to lift any unwanted build-up of oil, dirt, and lingering product. Using this once a week paves the way the Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo which is made with salicylic acid and caffeine. These two ingredients work in tandem to prevent dandruff and calm the scalp. It feels gentle on the skin, and this highly concentrated formula will leave you hair looking runway ready.
Using the science of plants, Phyto has the right approach when it comes to perfect tresses: a healthy scalp. They take into consideration the whole ecosystem of hair, scalp, roots and tips when it comes to their products. Their Phytopolléine is infamous amongst those who are in the fight against flaky scalps for its super potent powers.
This elixir helps to balance your scalp, whether you find it’s on the dry side, oily side or experiencing excessive flaking. It is made with natural essential oils that regulate and hydrate. An excellent overnight treatment for your scalp. If that fails you, look to the Phytodetox Mask, which specifically addresses all the environmental factors that could be affecting our scalp. Pollutants you don’t even think about like cigarette smoke, dust, limescale, hard water or pollution may be throwing your scalp off balance. This lightweight mask acts as a purifier that can be used once a week to reset your scalp.
PHILIP KINGSLEYFlaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo
When you hear the brand name Philip Kingsley, think trichology, which is essentially a dermatologist for your hair and scalp. He was one of the first to encourage folks to fortify their hair through nutrition and over the years has made custom hair care solutions for silver screen elites like Audrey Hepburn! Although he passed in 2016, his brand is synonymous with curing problematic hair issues and instilling new confidence in people.
Their Flaky Scalp Cleansing Shampoo has not only won multiple awards in its time but is still one of their most sought after products. Its formulated for both dandruff and psoriasis and is said to be very soothing, quickly relieving any irritation. Ideal for daily use, it removes oil build up and leaves your hair with a beautiful sheen.
A beloved brand by dermatologists, Neutrogena is a staple in skin and hair care. Fun fact, the brand was initially called Natone and released a product called Liquid Neutrogena, a mild soap which helped balance your skin’s PH. The product became so popular, they changed their name to Neutrogena eventually. These days they continue to use skin-science to drive their products.
Their T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo is a go-to for many. It helps with build-up control and flaking. Using 3% salicylic acid, this dermatologist-recommended treatment is affordable, clinically proven and can be used alongside other anti-dandruff shampoos. Netizens boast instant relief and say it doesn’t strip colour from hair if you’ve recently dyed it. A real winner!
Dandruff is never a one size fits all solution, but hopefully, these products will help get you on the right track. Specially formulated shampoos and conditioners seem to be a common fix, however, don’t neglect trying hair masks, scrubs, sprays and treatments like the ones above. Keep in mind that a lot of different factors can affect the PH balance of your scalp and hair, comment below and let me know which one worked for you!
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
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