I get dandruff only in winter. It’s caused by a combination of dry air and a co-dependency with flat irons. Dandruff is always worse in the areas where I apply the most heat (around my parts and my ends), but it is present all over the scalp. But I don’t always have the time or energy to do so. So I wanted to find a way to keep my scalp moisturized between washes.
During a consultation with Helen Reavey, celebrity stylist, trichologist, and founder of scalp and hair care brand Act+Acre, I learned that my dry scalp does more than cause itchiness and flaking. I knew.
“Cold weather strips the scalp of its natural oils, which affects hair growth and increases the chances of thinning hair and hair loss,” she says. balances the microbiome of the hair, leading to a healthier environment for growth and hair health.”
She shared that I could seriously benefit from a branded stem cell serum ($86). This is more than hydration.
“Our Stem Cell Serum harnesses the power of plant cell culture technology and is clinically proven to promote and lengthen hair’s natural growth phase while soothing and moisturizing the scalp. It utilizes apple stem cells,” Levy says. work together.”
Act+Acre manufactures this using a patented cold press method. It “uses ice-cold water, pressure, and a hyperbaric chamber to retain optimal levels of nutrients throughout the formulation,” Reavey says. “Going through this method allows ingredients like apple stem cells to maintain their highest nutritional potency levels, ensuring consumers are getting exactly what they need for a healthy scalp and hair.”
So I tried to make the serum part of my daily routine for a month.
How to use Act+Acre Stemcell Scalp Serum
I hate taking care of my hair so much. I find this process cumbersome. If you can muster up the strength to put your hair up before bed, that’s a big win. But the fact that it comes in a cute glass bottle that I wanted front and center on my vanity makes it feel more like part of my skin care routine than it does my hair care routine. (Which makes sense. Considering your scalp is skin). After completing my facial regimen, I found myself reaching for this serum as a natural next step in my daily routine.
Most of my hair is braided to accommodate my U-part wig. On days when I was feeling motivated, I finished by applying Bled Beauty Supply Hair Oil Everyday Gloss ($18 to $24) to my strands (not the scalp!) to seal in hydration.
At first, I was worried that the consistency of the serum would affect my silk press, but I was wrapping my hair immediately after applying the serum, so hydration wasn’t an issue. , even if it is a little wet, it dries flat and becomes smooth. As someone with dry skin, I was used to ignoring my scalp in the winter because it was itchy all the time. This serum has helped me a lot.I found myself reaching instinctively to soothe the itchy dry scalp. turned out not to be Unbelievably dry.
My nighttime hair routine remained imperfect and I didn’t use this every night as I would have liked. I can’t wait to go to my next hair appointment and have my stylist tell me how much my hydration has improved. Because you know the facts. It has earned a place in my eternal rotation.
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