My scalp is a bit troublesome, I often get periods of flakiness and irritation and it seemed to be playing up a bit these past couple of months. I don't think it helped when I run out of some of my other scalp soothing shampoos like Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic and started using something that I think ended up making my scalp drier then usual.
Anyway, I was looking for something to address these issues and had been meaning to try this particular range by Philip Kingsley for a while so now seemed like a good time!
One thing I appreciate a lot are haircare brands that do smaller sizes in their products. As my scalp is so fussy I prefer buying the trial size to begin with as often in the past I have wasted money on full size products that do not agree with me so I very grateful to those who do trial sizes.
Philip Kingsley is great in that the majority of his products come in various sizes so I purchased this kit which has the Flaky/Itchy Shampoo (60ml), Moisture Balancing Conditioner (60ml) and the Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner (75ml).
The Flaky/Itchy Shampoo is a normal clear, thickish gel consistency which lathers nicely and rinses cleanly out. It doesn't make my scalp feel tight or dry and has a soothing quality to it. Once rinsed out I do need to use a conditioner because it doesn't feel like it smooths or nourishes the lengths of my hair but that is where the Moisture Balancing Conditioner comes in to play. This stuff is amazing, it's a creamy conditioner that makes the hair feel sooo smooth and silky. My hair is slightly fine and wavy and this makes it less dry without weighing it down. Even after blow-drying my hair doesn't feel dried out.
The Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner provides welcome relief to the scalp as it's a watery type liquid that you apply to the hair in sections and it instantly feels cooling and soothing on the scalp. It is applied after towel drying but can be used as and when needed too. The pointed nozzle bottle makes it easy to use and allows for precise application.
Since using these products, my scalp is definitely in much better shape and the irritation and flakiness has gone down considerably.
I purchased this kit from Marks & Spencer