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Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask


I jumped at the chance of trying out the Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask because I am pretty obsessed with exfoliating the skin on my face, so why not the skin on my head? Why not indeed!!?
Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask
Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask
I do tend to forget about my scalp from time to time, and who can blame me? It isn’t exactly staring me in the face every day. But if I ignore it for too long, I end up paying the price.
As much as I hate to admit it, I do suffer from a dry flaky scalp from time to time and I often need a bit of help with it. Cue Philip Kingsley!
Philip Kingsley’s Exfoliating Scalp Mask promises to remove dead skins cells and counteract the build up of dry flaky skin – “The uplifting formula contains exfoliating and moisturising agents including minerals such as zinc, known for its anti-flaking and sebum controlling properties.”
Earlier in the week I had a few dry, flaky patches around my hair line that were starting to feel a little tender (oh so glamorous!) so it was the perfect time to test it out.
All you do is part the hair in one inch sections and apply the mask directly to the scalp from the tube. It has pointy nozzle that lends itself perfectly to this. You squeeze it on from front to back (forehead to nape of neck) and then massage it in to the scalp with your fingers. I suppose I used about half the tube – perhaps a bit more than I was meant to.
It feels lovely and minty straight away and really like it’s getting the circulation going.  It is wonderfully tingly which I assume is the organic Aloe Vera and exfoliants at work! 
You leave it on for 10-20 minutes and then wash your hair as normal. I actually left it on for a bit longer as I got distracted but there was a lovely fresh feeling the whole time.
Once my hair dried my scalp still felt incredible and amazingly clean. I checked on the dry patches – most had completely gone and the rest were vastly diminished. All the soreness had gone.
Very impressive indeed. I can cope with the odd flaky patch here and there but I am incredibly self conscious of it when I go to the hairdressers. So this will definitely be something I reach for before any trips to the salon. 
If I was sensible, I’d use it once a week as directed, but with all the different hair products I try all the time, I doubt I’d manage that. Just a little downside to beauty blogging!
The Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask is £5.25 and is available from
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2 Responses to Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask

  1. Melanie Jane October 23, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    This sounds like a great idea, I’ve never heard of a scalp mask before but it sounds like it would be really pleasant to use, and perhaps it might be nice after getting a bit too much sun on your head too…not likely in the UK, but in theory!
    Mel x

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  2. Daniella October 23, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    This sounds brilliant, I usually use the Korres scalp scrub but the Philip Kingsley version is a fraction of the price so thanks for sharing x

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