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There is some relief from flaky and itchy scalps!

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Philip Kingsley offers a 3 step targeted regime that will help lift and wash away flakes from the scalp. These three products were formulated with decades of research in the London and New York Trichology Clinics.  By combining the products they develop the 3 step Flaky Scalp Treatment.

Step 1.

Exfoliating Scalp Mask 

Exfoliating Scalp MaskThis intensive scalp treatment contains a combination of powerful exfoliants that work together to help gently remove flakes whilst Aloe Vera extract and Olive Oil deliver moisture and suppleness to the scalp.
Use at least once a week to help minimize flakes and add suppleness to the scalp.

Step 2.

Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo 

Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo
Specifically designed to clear and soothe flaky scalps.
Formulated specifically to wash away flakes, this mild yet highly effective shampoo leaves hair manageable and shiny.
Unlike other scalp shampoos, Flaky Scalp Shampoo is suitable for daily use, does not strip colour, and will leave hair shiny, manageable and irritation free.
In consumer trials 99% of people said that Flaky Scalp Shampoo cleared their flaky scalp* 92% of people said they found Flaky Scalp Shampoo more effective than other products they had tried to relieve their flaky scalp.

Step 3.

Flaky Itchy Scalp Toner 


The third and final step to lift flakes away, is the Flaky Scalp Toner. This refreshing formula provides immediate and long lasting relief from flakes and itching, whilst toning and conditioning the scalp.

PK Prep ~ The products

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Pk Prep was developed to provide women with the tools for perfect and effortless salon styling at home. The range makes the hair more manageable, smoother and silkier. It also dramatically increases shine and reduces frizz and fly-aways. PK Prep also helps to improve the condition of the hair and protects it from styling and daily environmental damage. Each product is incredibly lightweight, so they do not build up on the hair and can be layered to achieve whichever look is desired.

PK PREP PERFECTING SPRAYPerfecting Spray 125ml_High Res

The ultimate multi-tasking blow-dry spray. It acts like a primer for your hair to deliver long-lasting smoothness and control, whatever the style. Elastin and ProVitamin B5 help to condition, nourish and add shine to the hair. This is the ultimate blow-dry spray. PK Prep Perfecting Spray works as a primer for your hair; aiding to smooth and control the hair no matter what the style is.

PK PREP PLUMPING CREAM  Plumping Cream 100ml_High Res

The modern, weightless formula is the ideal alternative to a traditional, sticky volumising mousse. PK Prep Plumping Cream is a luxurious cream that helps to create thicker and fuller hair in an instant and without a trace of residue. It is ideal for adding body to fine or limp hair. It can be considered as a hair boost in a bottle. It is a modern alternative to mousse. It is loaded with vitamins (B3, B5, B6, C and E) to care for the health of your hair.

 PK PREP POLISHING BALM  Polishing Balm 75ml_High Res

The highly concentrated conditioning balm protects and styles the hair in one smooth swipe. Using only lightweight, high-tech silicones to add control, the balm tames unruly hair to leave it super-smooth, sleek and glossy without any visible residue, even under close inspection – every session stylist’s dream. This frizz-free, smoothing hair balm promises to protect and style, as it transforms from a balm to a serum when warmed up in your hands. It’s easy to use, and contains only lightweight silicones, so it isn’t going to weigh the hair down!

PK PREP, A NEW LUXURY STYLING RANGE

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PK Prep is a new, luxury styling range that is scientifically formulated to build the foundations of perfect hair. PK Prep uniquely cares for the health of hair whilst helping to deliver session-quality styling results. Created by the experts, the innovative collection delivers effortless control, manageability and shine. It is enriched with super-conditioning and protective ingredients that ensure the long term health of the hair is considered. Polymide-1 one of the ingredients provides natural volume and hold while Quaternized Lipids nourishes the hair to replenish the lipid layer and Elastin  delivers excellent conditioning benefits. PK Prep provides the tools to create any desired style, whilst maintaining the integrity of every strand.

PK Prep 1The trio of products: Perfecting Spray, Plumping Cream and Polishing Balm can be used individually to create different looks, or layered together for head-turning smooth, full and glossy hair. The weightless formulas have been created to give you the confidence to layer and build the range, to create any style, whilst hair remains natural, malleable and modern. Infused with the delicate notes of cherry blossom, PK Prep leaves a beautiful fragrance trail wherever you go.

PK Prep can be used by fine, medium, coarse and African-Caribbean hair types.

The PK Prep perfecting spray is lightweight primer. It is ideal for creating glossy and effortless styles. PK Prep Polishing Balm is a seriously smooth, frizz-fee, smoothing hair balm. PK Prep Plumping Cream is an instant volume, weightless thickening cream.

4 Tips for handling curly hair


12063337_1058386247539187_7846391429918682177_n.jpgCaring for very curly hair can be tiring and stressful. Here are a few tips for healthier and happier curly locks. 

Tip #1

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Avoid heat styling tools like a hair straightener or curler. Heat treating and styling leaves your curls dry and brittle.  However if avoiding the heat is impossible provide your hair with some protection like Daily Damage Defence. Never use a straightener or curler on wet hair!

Tip #2

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Finding the right shampoo and conditioner will remove half of the battle each morning. Take note of what your hair type and texture is.  Then select the appropriate shampoo and conditioner that will see to and care for your hair type.

Tip #3

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Try not manhandle your hair. The less you touch it the better. If you keep touching your hair then natural oils that occur on your hands will cause it to become heavy and lank.

Tip #4

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Lastly, love your curls. You are lucky enough to be gifted with these luscious locks that many spend thousands to imitate.

Hair texture defines your hair

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Fine hair feels thin on texture and lacks natural body and bounce. Fine hair can be straight or wavy. The diameter of each individual strand is fine, it does not indicate the number of hairs on your head. Surprisingly those with fine hair actually have more hairs on their scalp than any other hair texture. This is due to there being more room for them thanks to the thinner strands. The best way to add body and shine to fine hair and to avoid associated limpness is wash your hair daily.

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If you have medium hair, it will feel thicker in texture than fine hair, both in the individual strands and in terms of the overall volume of hair on your scalp. Medium textured hair can be straight, wavy or curly. Medium textured hair needs slightly more moisture than fine textured hair due to its wider diameter. The best shampoos and conditioners for this hair type are moisture balancing, that balance the needs of drier and older ends and newer roots. It is also a good idea to use a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment once a week to restore and maintain elasticity and shine. However, if your hair is very damaged and dry from chemical processing and/or frequent heat styling, treatment twice weekly is recommended.
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Coarse hair feels rough in texture and it may feel like you have a lot of it. Coarse hair can be straight or curly or frizzy. The diameter of coarse hair is the largest of all textures, which makes it more prone to moisture evaporation and dry ends. The best products to use are those that are labelled as ‘re-moisturizing’, ‘moisturizing’ or ‘smoothing’ and those that tame frizz.

Which of the above most describes your hair?

Why is your scalp so itchy and dry?

Pat, pat, pat. Scratch, scratch. Lemme just stick that bobby pin right…there. Why is your scalp so itchy and dry? When the seasons change, our hair can, too. Drier air in winter and sweltering temps in summer can dry out your scalp which then causes your head to itch. Excessive scratching can introduce bacteria or fungus into the layers of the scalp which creates a cycle of endless itching and scratching.

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An itchy scalp can also be caused by:

  • Dandruff, otherwise known as seborrheic dermatitis. 
  • Allergy or sensitivity to hair products, including hair dye and other chemicals.
  • Scalp psoriasis.
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Obesity
  • Inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and hypothyroidism
  • Infection and Allergies
  • Allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis, such as from a hair dye
  • Folliculitis (infection of a hair follicle)
  • Fungal infection (tinea capitis, ringworm) or bacterial infection of the scalp
  • Sunburn

Try Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Toner to immediately ease the itch and sooth any irritation. This toner is a soothing leave-in Scalp Toner with an anti-microbial and anti-flaking formula. It provides immediate and long lasting relief from irritation. It is a water based, leave-in formula that is fragrance Free.

African Caribbean hair

Ethnic hair is the most vulnerable to damage of all hair textures due to its unique structure and specific processing, styling and grooming needs. African Caribbean hair requires special care and use of specifically-formulated products in order to look, feel and be at its best.

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The hair shaft of African Caribbean hair is flat with a twisted structure and a thin diameter. Where these ‘twists’ occur, there is a change in the width of the hair (think of what happens when you bend or twist a straw). These twists and curls are weak points along your hair, and this is one of the reasons why African Caribbean hair breaks so easily.

Because African Caribbean hair is curly, it also tangles easily. Trying to detangle it can worsen hair breakage if you’re not careful and pulling may also lead to traction loss, so be as gentle as possible. Start at the ends and work up to your roots with a wide-tooth comb.