Having dandruff in Singapore’s humid weather spells an itch-fest, especially if you have an oily scalp. According to trichologists, flaky scalps are attributed to Malassezia—a type of naturally occurring fungi found on the surface of the skin. These microbic yeast are lipophilic, which means they thrive in grease, causing skin cells to grow quickly, and thus giving rise to dandruff flakes.
The Body Shop’s Ginger Anti-Dandruff shampoo is undeniably iconic. The endless rave customer reviews called it a quick and effective remedy for flaky scalp. It contains ginger root extract as its main ingredient which acts to strengthen hair follicles and stimulate stronger hair growth. Willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid, helps to gently exfoliate and lift away dead skill, while honey, a natural humectant, aids hydration by drawing moisture in.
Fans of the shampoo would be delighted to know that The Body Shop has now introduced the Ginger Scalp Care conditioner. It has the same active ingredients (and thus, same benefits) of the Ginger Ant0-Dandruff shampoo, but with the addition of Aloe vera leaf juice to soothe and moisturise the scalp. The conditioner is now available in stores along with its Strawberry Clearly Glossing range—the first 100% vegan hair care series from The Body Shop—which promises softer and shinier hair that smells just like the lovely fruit.
The Ginger Scalp Care conditioner, Strawberry Clearly Glossing shampoo and conditioner are all priced at SGD15 each (250 ml) and are available The Body Shop stores islandwide.