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I have been obsessed with all things scalp for quite a while. This is mainly because I have a very dry scalp and very dry hair. Rather than get greasy, it tends to get drier and drier the longer I don’t wash it for. It’s pretty handy in terms of styling but my scalp is permanently dry which can be a bit of a pain. So I was super excited to try out the new Aveda Pramasana range. I have the Exfoliating Scalp Brush and the Purifying Scalp Cleanser to show you.
So the key to this range is that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp and the products deliver a real skincare approach to hair care.
Aveda Pramasana Exfoliating Scalp Brush
I have never had a scalp brush before and this makes me very excited. It is a flexible, looped bristle brush that has been designed for dry brushing the scalp to loosen impurities and break down product build up before cleansing. It also increases micro-circulation.
It feels really good on the scalp – gentle yet it really hits the spot!!
Aveda Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser
I love this part of the range because it really focuses your attention on separating cleansing the hair from cleansing the scalp. Shampoo is for hair, and this cleanser is for the scalp. I love this approach.
I applied this directly from the bottle onto a dry scalp (because it was easier) and then massaged it into working up a soft lather. I then rinsed it out in the shower and then paid attention to just wash my hair and not my scalp with my shampoo. As always, I used the conditioner on just the mid-lengths and ends.
It’s a super gentle formula that deep cleanses the scalp and balances sebum levels.
Key Ingredients & Actions
- Plant-derived cleansing agents from babassu help gently cleanse and purify the scalp
- Wintergreen derived salicylic acid exfoliates, removing pollution
- Seaweed extract – helps control and balance sebum levels on the scalp.
- Lactobacillus – patented ferment helps support the scalp’s natural protective barrier
- tamanu oil – helps protect the scalp from aggressors like pollution and other free radicals
This is true skincare for the scalp and I am all over it. I think you could just use this and skip shampoo if your hair was feeling dry. It left my scalp feeling super clean, fresh, soothed and invigorated and my roots felt light and volumised.
The Aveda Pramasana is available now. The brush is £16.50 and the cleanser is £23.50. You can buy the full kit which also includes a scalp concentrate for £75. Find it HERE.
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