Briogeo Scalp Revival Collection, Review
Healthy Scalp = Healthy Mane
Once upon a time there was a girl named Naya and she nearly lost half of her hair after an intensive steroid treatment and stress. This story has a very happy ending though, because her hair is great again, but it took a lot of love and care to get back to its healthy state. I am Naya and this is a real life story. Hair health is a topic that I am very passionate about and before you dive into today's review on these beautiful Briogeo products, I highly (highly) encourage you to read my Let's Talk About Hair article, where I share all of my hair knowledge (be it nutrition, best products or even the right mindset).
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My Hair: fine, long virgin hair (aka never been dyed, permed, bleached etc.).
About the Range
I am sure many of you guys are familiar with Briogeo. The brand solely focuses on creating clean, plant-powered haircare products to help you with your needs (be it conditioning, styling, color care, treatments and more). Their products are cruelty-free and formulated without such nasties like silicones, synthetic dyes, gluten and even Diethanolamine (aka DEA - highly hazardous, potentially carcinogenic compound). Phew, thank you hair gods.
Scalp Revival is the brand's award-winning collection of clean products that includes:
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (42 USD; Made in USA)
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment (32 USD; Made in USA)
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo (24 USD; Made in USA)
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner (36 USD; Made in USA) *not included in this article*
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Shampoo & Massager
Although I keep seeing plenty of ads of various scalp scrubs, they always scare me. This was the first time that I have tried an actual exfoliating shampoo and if you wonder how it went - let's just say that I doubt I will ever stop using mine.
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (42 USD; Made in USA) claims to detoxify (Binchotan Charcoal), soothe (Peppermint Oil) and hydrate (Coconut Oil) your scalp all in one go. Suitable for all hair types.
It has a whipped and creamy texture with barely detectable [plant-based] exfoliating micro-beads running through it. Since this is a natural formula, separation may occur; something that can be easily fixed by placing the jar into the refrigerator for two hours and then mixing the product until it gets back to its original texture. The shampoo has a very noticeable fresh peppermint-meets-coconut scent, reminiscent of mint chocolate for some reason.
Being a professional swimmer, I spend many hours with my body dunked in chlorine. Now, add having naturally dry skin to that and you get a complete no-bueno situation: scalp that is easily irritable, itchy and occasionally flaky. Truth is - skin on your scalp should be treated exactly the same as that on your face or body; a fact that, unfortunately, many of us tend to forget about. Harsh weather conditions, heaters/AC, pollution, chemicals in water - all that works against our precious hair follicles. Plus, many of us are guilty of using way too many styling products that weigh down our locks, spraying sickly scented dry shampoos all over roots (to ensure they suffer more). Even worse if you drown your scalp in poorly-processed oils that drive you into what I call a "hair coma" - a sad state where follicles are simply suffocating in oil grease ready to fall out.
Thankfully, a blend of oils used in Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is plant-derived and moisturizing without ever leaving your hair looking/feeling sticky and greasy. You take a bit product, apply it to wet hair and continuously massage the shampoo into your scalp before rinsing; repeat one more time if needed. I love using the brand's Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager (16 USD) to further distribute my shampoo, adding gentle pressure to increase blood circulation (a zen-sensation that helps reduce tension and strengthen hair - fact!).
As a result - scalp feels cool and refreshed, there are no flakes of skin seen anywhere; locks look luscious and bouncy. Although Briogeo do not really say how often you can use this product, I would recommend washing your hair with it at least once a week (in-between your usual shampoo) to keep dry and itchy sensations at bay.