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Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

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Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 22 reviews

€11,99 / 50ml

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Oil and flake control serum

For best results
  • Overnight
  • Pre wash
  • Post wash
OR
Boost your
  • Shampoo / Conditioner

A lightweight serum that helps to remove flakes and itchiness through gently exfoliating the scalp, balance oil production and reduce redness.

Exfoliating the scalp is vital to remove dead skin and product build up and give the roots the chance to thrive and lift versus being weighed  down. It's a common mistake to think that a flaky  and itchy  scalp is caused by a dry scalp. Often, a dry flaky scalp is caused  by over production of oil by the sebaceous gland located near the hair follicles.

Salicylic Acid works to remove flakes through gently exfoliating the scalp, and similarly to its role in skincare, it also helps to  balance  oil levels  production.  The two other ingredients,  FLUIDIPURE™ 8G   and PANTHENOL respectively  help to reduce scalp’s redness and to hydrate and moisturise the scalp and hair.

Who is it for?

Good for: All hair types

Great for: Oily, itchy and flaky scalps

KEY CLAIMS

100% of respondents felt their scalp and hair was less oily*

*After 28 days of use, 100% of respondents felt their scalp and hair was less oily

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • 2% SALICYLIC ACID: helps to exfoliate and reduce the appearance of an oily scalp
  • 2.5% FLUIDIPURE™ 8G: helps to reduce the scalp's redness
  • 1% PANTHENOL: helps to hydrate and moisturize hair

How to use

FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Use as a pre-shampoo treatment
  • We  recommend  shaking  the  bottle  before  use.  
  • Can be applied to wet or dry scalp.
  • Shake  into the palm of your hand, massage hands together and  use  your  fingertips  to  rub  into  scalp. 
  • Apply enough to cover entire scalp.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes then wash hair as normal. 
  • Use 1 - 2 times a week.
  • INKEY Tip:
    • Alternatively, you can also incorporate this in your routine and use with your shampoo and conditioner as a boost.

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average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 22 reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
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22 Reviews
Reviewed by Nikki
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Hair Type
Wavy
Hair Goals
  • Increased Volume
  • Flake Free Scalp
  • Oil Control
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very Oily Hair with Dandruff

For months I’ve tried different shampoo/conditioners for oily hair and while they helped, the oil was still bad. Plus I started getting really bad dandruff which stuck out on my brown hair. I’ve been sporadically using this product and I have no more issues with dandruff. Plus my hair stays less oily for longer with this product.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Jodi W.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Hair Type
Wavy
Hair Goals
  • Hydration
  • Anti-Frizz
  • Repair Damaged Hair
  • Oil Control
  • Hair Growth
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Makes my hair feel clean longer!

I've always struggled with an oily scalp and the occasional flakes in my hair. Lately, I've been struggling with my hair falling out a little too much and I wanted to find products that would help combat that. This product seemed like a good option to exfoliate my scalp without drying it out, and keep it feeling cleaner for longer. I've used it a few times now and I'm noticing I don't feel that I have to wash my hair as often. It was every other day, and sometimes I would push it to three days, but I hated how it looked. Now I can make it to three days and it doesn't look as dirty. I hope to continue to see results while using this product and I would definitely recommend it if you are struggling with an upset scalp in any way!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Diana
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Hair Type
Wavy
Hair Goals
  • Flake Free Scalp
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Improved but not enough

I've been using the Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment for about 3 months now with different shampoos. I was hoping that this would help me address the dandruff on my scalp. On the whole I feel that it definitely helped, the amount of dandruff on my scalp right after shampooing has decreased, but it is still there. Although I do feel that the type of shampoo that you use also contributes to it (I saw better results using a coconut and shea butter shampoo bar fyi). That's one star down.

The second star went down because of the application. Since the formulation is so watery it is very difficult to spread it evenly on my scalp, and I'm not even sure of how much of it reaches my scalp (since I have a lot of hair, I have a feeling that my hair captures the formulation before it gets the chance to reach the scalp? Not so sure).

Also I felt that for my scalp, 10 minutes might have been too long so I tried to limit the contact time by mixing it with my shampoo (thus basically washing it off right after). This was recommended on the bottle but I have mixed feelings about it, since then the formulation wouldn't have enough time to work? Would appreciate a clarification of what would be the generally recommended minimum time for the formulation to sit on the scalp :)

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The INKEY List EU

Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving us the review, we really value your feedback and opinion. If you're struggling with dandruff and are not seeing long term results it may be worth checking with your doctor to start a treatment plan that is perfect for you!

We advise to apply the Salicylic Acid Scalp Treatment 10 minutes before you wash your hair. Alternatively, you can also incorporate this in your routine and use with your shampoo and conditioner as an extra boost.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on #askINKEY if you need any further help, we're always here!

Reviewed by Izzy M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Hair Type
Curly
Hair Goals
  • Flake Free Scalp
  • Soothe Irritated Scalp
  • Hair Growth
  • Curl Definition
  • Anti-Frizz
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Good

Good for stopping an itchy and flaky scalp.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Catia M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Hair Type
Straight
Hair Goals
  • Flake Free Scalp
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

It helps

I've psoriasis and this product helped me in a crisis

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed by Judit
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Hair Type
Curly
Hair Goals
  • Hair Growth
  • Curl Definition
  • Repair Damaged Hair
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great at getting rid of product buildup!

This gets rid of mostly all of the product buildup I have in a week so that I can go in with a gentle shampoo afterwards. My hair says thanks!

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