A Healthy Scalp = Healthy Hair

August 26, 2021

A few weeks ago I discussed just one possible routine for wash day to keep your hair soft, healthy and nourished, but there was a small catch. For hair to be - well - healthy, the scalp has to be healthy too. Think about it, the hair grows from the scalp, so it only makes sense that for healthy hair you need a healthy scalp!

What are signs of an unhealthy scalp?

An unhealthy scalp can create a variety of symptoms or problems! Most have relatively easy fixes that have a lot to do with haircare adjustment. Some signs of an unhealthy scalp are:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Dryness
  • Flakiness
  • Over oily hair
  • Irritation
  • Hair loss (extreme cases)

Just like your skin, your scalp has different needs that differ from person to person. Some scalps need more moisture than others while some may need to be cleansed or detoxed more frequently! It all depends on the density of hair follicles, the amount of sebum produced, and even how the hair grows from the follicle (that’s a lot to consider, right?).

To make this whole process easier for you, here are the best ingredients for each need the scalp may have!


For Moisturization


Aquaxyl™ adds nourishment and moisture in formulas by repairing the skin barrier function and reducing the TEWL. Aquaxyl™ also restores deep hair moisturization in rinse-off, protects the hair fiber and has shown to improve skin tolerance by reducing the irritation effect of surfactants such as sulfates. Perfect in rinse off and leave-on!
INCI: Xylitylglucoside - Anhydroxylitol - Xylitol

Dub Diol

Multifunctional glycol, providing:

  • Like other glycols and glycerin, DUB DIOL acts as a great humectant (it binds with water and locks it in for amazing moisturization) - perfect for hair that needs an extra splash of hydration. DUB DIOL also improves the skin feel of formulations when combined with glycerin.
  • Gives more texture than BG and PG to your formulations, without being as sticky as glycerin.
  • Odorless, colorless and hydrophilic. It is ideal for clear water based formulas like cleansers!
  • Solubilizes fragrances and preservatives, and enhances their efficacy to allow their % to be reduced for better tolerated formulas!
    INCI: Methylpropanediol

For An Energizing Effect

Sepitonic™ M3.0

A combination of essential minerals, source of energy for cells to protect the mitochondria (the power unit of the cells) against oxidation and boost its activity. It enables an increase of vitality and cell renewal. A great boost for the hair bulb cells!
INCI: Magnesium Aspartate - Zinc Gluconate - Copper Gluconate

Hair Growth

To Stimulate Hair Growth

Bioenergizer™ P BG PF

Extracted from two algaes with stimulating properties, it enhances microcirculation on the scalp and brings vitality to hair. After two months, hair growth is improved by 27% (length) and hair density by 10% (amount of hair), particularly indicated for hair loss treatments.
INCI: Aqua/Water - Butylene Glycol - Panthenol - Propylene Glycol – Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract - Laminaria Digitata Extract

Healthy Hair

To Clean and Purify

Fluidipure™ 8G

A combination of glycine Aminovector™ with sugar derivatives that:

  • Rebalances the scalp microbiota and help with acidic pH regulation
  • Regulates sebum production
  • Tested clinically to reduce unpleasant scalp odours, scalp irritation and oily flakes (after 14 and 28 days in rinse-off)
    INCI: Hexylene Glycol - Capryloyl Glycine - Xylitylglucoside

Scalp Pat

To Remove Buildup

Oramix™ CG 110

A plant derived non-ionic surfactant, ideal for gentle cleansing that is mild and well tolerated (non irritating for the skin, good ocular tolerance). It has an efficient foaming power and good cleansing and solubilizing properties. In cleansing products, it can be used alone, combined with other surfactants, or as a solubilizer. In hair care, it can be used in serums and massaged or patted into the scalp to remove buildup and impurities!
INCI: Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Prototypes for a Healthy Scalp

US20154 Just mix this Miracle Oil (opens new window) with water for a hydrating and nourishing oily spray that won’t weigh down curls and will keep the scalp hydrated and healthy to avoid irritation and dryness!

US20150 Does you scalp need a little detox and rebalance? This Balancing Scalp (opens new window) serum will refresh and cleanse in between wash days and help to reduce risk of redness and itchiness caused by an unbalanced scalp.

LA60057 For those of you, like myself, that have overactive sebaceous glands, and experience oily roots, this Dry Shampoo (opens new window) is exactly what the scalp needs when shine goes into overdrive. 😅

Creating a formula for Scalp care? Request a sample of an ingredient or prototype in the chat!