Come summertime, it feels like everyone and her mom is sporting long, luscious mermaid waves – very beachside apropos. While we all focus on achieving smooth and chic body to our hair, we sometimes forget the most important part of our heads: the scalp! If you want long, healthy locks, it’s important to consider things like split ends or breakage – sure. But it’s also important to remember the ROOT of where hair growth happens in the first place (see what I did there??? 😉 ). Detoxing the skin on your head is just as necessary as detoxing the skin on your face, or anywhere else on your body; a good, deep clean is just essential.
I’m so stoked to be partnering with my friends at RE-Fresh through Mirum (of course, as always, all opinions are my own though!) to introduce you girls to a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW brand that you can find at Walmart, that works especially well to help with any symptoms of dandruff.
RE-fresh is a new, innovative line of dandruff shampoos + conditioners at Walmart, that’s formulated with salicylic acid to help relieve symptoms of dandruff (it smells great, too!). Personally, I’ve definitely experienced my fair share of dry scalp before. And to be honest (like always), sometimes I’m not even sure why my scalp feels drier than usual – if it’s dandruff, product buildup, sun damage, or WHAT. For any fellow mamas in the house, dandruff can even pop up postpartum. While I’ve been off of that journey for some time now, it takes time for your hormones to regulate and is always worth researching solutions to see what might work best in your current stage of life. Not-so-fun fact: hormones can cause periods of dandruff, too. WHOOP-DEE-DOO amiright??? Because raise your hand if you’ve ever been stressed and/or hormonal? Yeah? All of us? Cool cool.
So even if you haven’t battled it before, dandruff can pop up – and it’s always better to be prepared in my book. I was totally *fascinated* by the science behind salicylic acid in a shampoo/conditioner in general and think it should be on every girl’s shower shelf regardless of whether or not you technically have dandruff.
Ready for this?
Turns out, the same stuff that works to clear your face breakouts can work the same kinda magic on your head. Salicylic acid is also used as a shampoo ingredient that has the capability of actually dissolving the dandruff flakes on your scalp, which ends up leaving your scalp feeling and looking healither (in other words, less flakes and itch – win!). So you end up with a generally healthier scalp and less dandruff in the first place. #BlessUp. You’re already detoxing + deep cleaning your face with every treatment and mask under the sun – why not detox your scalp, too? For best results with RE-fresh, use at least twice per week or as directed by a doctor. Shake well, then massage into your scalp and hair. Rinse. Voila!
RE-fresh is formulated with 2% salicylic acid and ZERO percent silicones, dyes, or parabens (yay!), all in 100% recycled bottles that are also recyclable themselves! Mine is the Honeysuckle + Cleanse variety, but there are three other options to choose from, as well: Sea Mineral + Hydrate, Eucalyptus + Cooling, and Coconut + Soothe (next on my list to try – like a tropical vacation in the shower!).
Pick up a shampoo/conditioner set on Walmart.com (you guys know I lovelovelove Walmart.com – they’ve got free shipping over $35 and ship next-day whenever possible, which is fabulous!) or next time you’re wandering the hair care aisle at select Walmart locations!
Have you heard of RE-fresh Anti-Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner yet? And have you ever used a haircare product with salicylic acid in it?
*Thank you to Mirum and RE-Fresh, a brand I lovelovelove, for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions + thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thank YOU for supporting the brands that support Coming Up Roses!