I am the first to hold my hands up and admit that whilst I am rigorous in my beauty routine, I am lacking when it comes to giving my poor hair the same treatment.
And having dyed, bleached, straightened and tonged my hair (with wanding my newest obsession!) for around 30 years, I really should know better -and try harder.
So, I was delighted to try out Aveda’s latest haircare routine range – the Pramansara Scalp Care. Did you know that effective and deep scalp cleansing can help skin cell turnover, which encourages a clean, healthy scalp? Me meither, but that is what Aveda say!
So, this new 96% naturally dervied Pramasana Collection from Aveda has three new targeted scalp care products and an in-salon treatment as well.
The products you can buy are the Exfoliating Scalp Brush, Purifying Scalp Cleanser, and Protective Scalp Concentrate. In salon, there is also a Nourishing Scalp Masque.
Inspired by Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, Pramansana is a combination of Sanskrit words – Prama (foundation) and Asana (a yoga position).
So, how do we awaken the scalp? In Three steps – Exfoliate, Cleanse, and Balance & Protect.
Exfoliate: Start with the brush and exfoliate. Now, I don’t have the brush, so I missed this step out, but what it does is, with the flexible, looped bristle brush, loosens impurities and build up prior to cleansing.
Cleanse: Massge the cleanser into the scalp BEFORE shampooing, but on WET hair. This will balance sebum levels, and create a clean scalp foundation. it has plant derived cleansing agents, and wintergreen derived salycilic acid. And it smells beautiful.
Balance & Protect: After shampooing and conditioning, whilst hair is still damp, apply the concentrate. Consider this like a serum in skincare – working to penetrate the surface layers of the scalp to nourish and help preserve the scalp’s natural protective barrier.
The ingredients in the range include Seaweed Extract to help control and balance sebun levels on the scalp, Lactobacillus, patented ferment which helps preserve the scalp’s natural protective barrier, and Tamanu Oil, a known anti-oxidant that helps to protect the scalp from pollution and other free radicals.
Your scalp is simply an extension of your facial skin. And just like your face, your scalp needs cleansing, balancing, and protection. Once you think of it that way, it shouldn’t be hard to understand why you might need to be giving it a little extra care – Justina Mejia-Montane, Vice President Global Product Development at Aveda.
The In-Salon Scalp facial (£50 at selected Aveda salons) begins with a consultation about your scalp, then a dry brush massage, before a deep pre-shampoo cleanse, a shampoo, followed by the cooling and nourishing Scalp Masque, which is panted on and left for five minutes. The Concentrate is added at your chair, and then you enjoy a bespoke blow-dry.
I don’t now if this range is doing anything to my scalp – I’ve not used it for long enough, and it is hard to tell with my over-processed hair. But I do enjoy using it.
Aveda Pramansara Scalp Care collection, available now at Aveda locations, salons, and counters, and at aveda.co.uk