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Why You Should Really Be Exfoliating Your Scalp

Frankly, until you’ve massaged your head with a scalp scrub, you’ve not experienced true shower nirvana. 

Winter is here and while you've prepped your skin to fight the blistering cold, your scalp is crying out for some TLC. So because we heard your scalp's cries, we've teamed up with Davines to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win not only their SOLU sea salt scalp scrub but an entire haircare hamper worth €145 to keep your hair healthy all winter long. 

Okay, yes—I'm fully aware of the fact that scalp exfoliators sound like yet another unnecessary product that virtually nobody needs, but hear me out. I have a lot of hair, so much so that whenever I book into for a blowdry, it takes two hairdressers to get the job done. As it is, shampooing and conditioning alone take a big chunk of time most evenings. A scalp scrub? I'll pass. But as soon as the cold weather hit, I began to notice my scalp becoming dry and flaky. Again, I'll pass. 

And as it turns out, the scalp scrub I was all but above of is the answer to healthy, glossy hair without a flake in sight. See, the skin on your scalp is just like the skin on any other part of your body. Doing a haphazard, 30-second routine won't cut—and just like my solid skincare routine, that means exfoliating regularly.

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And when all of the sweat, oil, and product buildup from your dry shampoos and styling products meld together without being exfoliated away, they form a follicle-blocking barrier that can irritate your scalp, leading to ingrown hairs, extra greasiness, itchiness, hair loss, and even some yeast growth. Yep. 

Which is where the SOLU Sea Salt Scrub Cleanser comes in.

In line with the current trend of the ‘skinification’ of hair, this all-natural scalp scrub is like skincare for your hair, providing a deep yet gentle cleanse by gently removing build-up. Packed with impurity-fighting ingredients that'll return your hair to its former glory, the sea salt scrub removes buildup that comes from pollution, dirt and all the products you use on your hair.

Immediately after use, you may notice your hair feels lighter and bouncier and looks shiny and soft. Plus, since the regular maintenance of your scalp will encourage healthy new growth, you should see minimized signs of hair ageing over time — meaning it'll take a lot less effort to make it look good on the daily. 

So if you have a dry scalp or a scalp in general, it's time to try the Davines SOLU Sea Salt Scrub. And as luck would have it, we have not only the scrub but Davines Circle Chronicles masks worth €77 PLUS the Davines OI travel gift box €39 to give away to one lucky Irish Tatler reader. 


Sorry, the promotion closed a couple of weeks ago and the winner has been contacted. Don’t worry, you’re still a winner to us. We have loads of other competitions running on the site every Wednesday

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