If you’ve ever dealt with a flaky scalp, you know how hard it is to get rid of it. Whether you suffer from dandruff or a dry scalp, either way, you are left trying in vain to hide the evidence. No matter how much you scrub, it just keeps coming back. So what does one do to get rid of it once and for all? I found my answer with Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment.
I can remember dealing with annoying scalp buildup as far back as middle school. My solution was to use my fingernails to scrape up as much as I could so that it wouldn’t flake off later. I would do this once a week or so, and then the cycle of buildup would start anew. I had come to accept that my scalp issues were a permanent part of my life. That is, until I realized that there were specialized serums out there that could potentially banish annoying scalp buildup. Up until this eye-opening realization, I thought that Head & Shoulders shampoos were the only option for said afflictions. The idea of a treatment that I could apply directly to my scalp and leave on after application sounded much more effective than shampoos that got rinsed out.
Briogeo’s scalp treatment is formulated to address flaky scalp problems, as well as any itching, irritation, or scalp buildup that might come along with them. But how does it work, exactly? Let’s take a look at the ingredients!
Water/Aqua/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Biotin, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Charcoal Powder, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Menthyl Lactate, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol
A standard for all Briogeo products is their 6-free clean methodology. They leave out sulfates, DEA. artificial dyes, parabens, silicones, and phthalates. In place of these ingredients, the basis of their formulas is a proprietary blend of oils, vitamins, and antioxidants.
The first ingredient in the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment (aside from water) is witch hazel, which helps balance oil production to prevent an overly oily scalp. Biotin reinforces healthy hair growth. Panthenol provides hydration and soothes irritation on the scalp. Tea Tree Leaf Oil and Peppermint Oil help reduce flakes and buildup by promoting a clean scalp. They are also what give the treatment that minty cooling effect. Menthyl Lactate, an ester of menthol and lactic acid, has a cooling effect as well. It helps soothe irritation and itchiness. Ginger Root Oil soothes dryness, and it encourages circulation in the scalp, which in turn promotes hair growth.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice has many hair benefits. Aloe vera is known to have anti-inflammatory abilities, and it can help calm an itchy scalp. It contains vitamin B12 and folic acid, which help keep hair from falling out. Aloe helps get rid of excess sebum too!
The Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment is easy to apply, and it always leaves my scalp feeling incredibly refreshed.
I try to mentally section off my scalp, and then I apply a few drops to each of those sections. I always apply the treatment after my shower when my hair is damp. Typically I’ll start at the top around my part, then I’ll do the sides, and finally, I’ll apply it around the back and bottom of my hairline. It’s a light treatment that spreads around easily, and I don’t have issues getting the full coverage that I want.
Because the formula is so light, I find that it soaks into my scalp wonderfully. It doesn’t leave a lot of annoying excess at the roots, which I was concerned about initially before trying it. It dries down well, and occasionally if I get a little extra on the top of my head, I might see some hair sticking together a bit. All I have to do is run my hands through it, do a little fluffing, and it’s back to feeling normal. I don’t have to be concerned about making sure I apply it perfectly since it doesn’t weigh down my hair.
Thanks to this product, I finally know what it’s like to have a healthy, balanced scalp that isn’t constantly covered in a layer of buildup.
I try to use this every day if I can, because I think the results are better when I’m regular with my applications. I tend to get itchiness around the hairline on my neck, and this treatment eliminates that annoying sensation. I don’t get a bunch of annoying flakes that show up after I’ve shampooed my hair, which used to happen fairly often in the past. I still get the tiniest bit of buildup right where my part is, but that’s because I put sunblock directly on that area almost daily. It’s not nearly the amount of dandruff that I had piling up before.
As long as I’m not sweating it up outside a bunch, I feel that this does a good job of controlling oil production and keeps me from getting greasy too fast.
It’s hard to describe the sensation of what my scalp was like before treatment, but it felt like my hair was getting choked out by a gross layer of oil and dead skin. My hair generally felt weighed down at the roots, and it was sadly quite flat.
Now my scalp finally feels clear, and I have more volume to my hair, especially on top where it previously would look flat and greasy.
Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Treatment is available on their site, on Amazon, and at Sephora for $32. The bottle size is 1 oz, and I will say that I tend to go through it fairly quickly. I wish that they sold larger sizes! I can go through one bottle of this in perhaps a little over a month with daily usage.
I love how my scalp feels when I use this, and for me repurchasing it is a no-brainer. I’m on my 4th bottle now! (5th if you count the one I gave to my boyfriend, ha!) If you’re like me and you’ve struggled for ages with scalp buildup, this treatment is worth a try!
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