Monday, 16 December 2013

Hope's Relief Dry, Flaky Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner Review



Firstly, I have to apologise for these dodgy photos. The winter darkness has ruined my blogging schedule and basically if I didn't take these in the evening then they weren't going to get done! 

I have never had a great scalp. I suffer from small patches of eczema on the nape of my neck and creeping onto my scalp. Over the years I have tried every scalp treatment going and I basically have it under control but the cold weather has made it flare up again. Hope's Relief make treatments for skin issues such as eczema and dermatitis. 

Dry, Flaky Scalp Shampoo £16.20*

This herbal shampoo is wonderful for sensitive skin, and itchy flaky scalps. It is gentle, unscented and sulfate free. This highly concentrated , therapeutic formula is made from the purest, natural ingredients. Organic herbal extracts, vitamins and Manuka honey are combined with the gentlest cleansers to help relieve itchy, flaky scalps and give the hair healthy shine and bounce.

Firstly this shampoo is like no other I have tried. It is a dark brown colour, like many scalp treatment shampoos, but the bizarre thing is the consistency. This is a liquid and very runny! I got such a fright the first time I used it as I squeezed some onto my hand and it ran between my fingers! When massaged into the scalp this lathers up well and there is no sickly smell like with some similar products.

Dry, Flaky Scalp Conditioner £16.20*

This highly concentrated therapeutic formula is made from the purest, natural ingredients. Organic herbal extracts, vitamins and Manuka honey are combined with the gentlest conditioners to protect and soothe a dry scalp, giving your hair healthy shine, body and manageability.

This product is far more familiar! The conditioner is white and very thick and creamy. It has no real smell to it and feels very nourishing on the hair and scalp. A little of this goes a long way because of how thick the product is and I found that I could use less of it than I do of others. 


The Pros 

The product recommends that you use it for 2-3 weeks to allow for your scalp to begin to clear up. I have to say that after 2 applications I was already noticing the difference. My neck and scalp became less itchy and raw feeling, they didn't feel as dry to the touch and there were few if any flakes on my clothing. The result was fast and impressive! 
 
The Cons

I have very fine hair and I avoid overly using products because they tend to weigh it down. This product just didn't do much for washing my hair. I wash my hair daily but it wasn't feeling clean and was clumping at the roots like greasy hair would.

The result on my scalp was too good to ignore and so I began working around the problems that I have with the shampoo and conditioner. I have taken to using the shampoo with my own conditioner one day and then my own shampoo with the conditioner the next. So far this is working really well. It's not the way that the product is supposed to be used but it's working for me! 


*PR sample  

1 comment:

  1. Dr.D.M Mahajan has had over twenty years'experience in managing each kind of Scalp treatment Delhi hair or scalp issue. Case in point, he helps individuals enduring with scalp issue, for example, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, folliculitis or from balding and diminishing initiated by hereditary hair loss, alopecia or through compound or physical damage.

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