What is scalp serum?
“Scalp serum is one of my favourite [products]”, explains Dr. Sturm. “I use it everyday [as does] my husband, because we’re all addicted. [Our offering is] a hyaluronic serum so it doesn't make your hair greasy,” she says of her brand’s beloved scalp-soothing option.
Why is scalp serum important?
“The scalp gets so stressed from the sun, from pollution, from blow drying, from dying your hair, [and] all the shampoos and conditioners [applied to it],” she explains. “[All of these factors] really stress out the skin on your scalp, and [so] we need to take care of it.”
What are the benefits of using a scalp serum?
“It helps to enhance the circulation on your scalp, [while also aiding] with exfoliation and the nutrition of the skin. [Plus], it's cooling, it's hydrating and it feels so good on the scalp. We get such amazing feedback on this product [around how it helps with] dryness and creates the best environment for your hair roots.”
How should scalp serum be applied?
“[To apply, I use it to] slick my hair back. You can use it on dry hair, on wet hair, before going to bed; [just] leave it in, don't wash it off.”
The best scalp serums to shop
Dr. Barbara Sturm Scalp Serum, $151 at mecca.com.au
Hair Rituel by Sisley Revitalising Fortifying Serum, $260 at mecca.com.au
Noosa Basics Scalp Serum, $28.95 at nourishedlife.com.au