Monday, 11 May 2015

Review | KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Products

Monday, 11 May 2015

I've been using a lot of KeraCare products of late and whilst my hair has been in and out of braids over the last couple of months I thought it was the best opportunity to get to grips with a few of the KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp* products. Out of all the KeraCare products these have the most colourful and exciting packaging, differing from the usual luxurious all gold branding. I was really excited to try this range as they are so visually different from many of the other KeraCare products.

I haven't had any major issues with dandruff or a persistently itchy scalp but I was worried that wearing braids under a wig for most of the day would start to aggravate my scalp. My wig routine did make my scalp a little dry and itchy at times so it was great to have these products on hand to provide some relief.


KeraCare Dry & Itchy Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing Shampoo (£7.20/240ml)*
The shampoo is possibly my favourite of the products here, which speaks volumes as I don't generally tend to love shampoo. After initially applying to wet hair, lathering and rinsing, I apply this again, leaving it to sit for 5 minutes. I can really feel this working on the scalp as it's so tingly and refreshing. Once it's rinsed my head feels so clean but not dry. This is supposed to be a gentle shampoo suitable for relaxed, permed, dyed and natural hair but this does leave my strands a little stripped. The menthol scent is similar to medicated shampoos but I've come to like it.

KeraCare Dry & Itchy Anti-Dandruff Moisturizing Conditioner (£8/240ml)*
Despite religiously following the instructions to leave this on for 10-15 minutes, this conditioner just doesn't give the kind of slip and moisture that my hair needs. I always use a deep conditioner with each wash and I can't skip that step after using this conditioner. The ingredients in this particular product don't seem to be to the same high standard as other KeraCare products. There just isn't that je ne sais quoi which is possibly why this doesn't do much for my hair. On the plus side I haven't noticed any issues with my scalp when using this product so it at least ensures dandruff is kept at bay.

KeraCare Dry & Itchy Scalp Glossifier (£6.55/110g)*
The formula of the Dry & Itchy Glossifier is like a solid wax but the surface melts into a liquid when you touch it. I tend to pick up a small amount of the glossifier at a time by dabbing my finger into the pot. I then place the product directly on any itchy areas on my scalp as and when needed. As a result I can reach for this daily or it might be a few days between each use. It provides quick relief from itching and soothes my scalp. I barely use any product with each application so this product will probably last me a very long time.


These products work well together and my scalp has been less irritated as I've continued to use these regularly. My hair is now out of braids and it's been really satisfying to not have to deal with an itchy scalp so I'll definitely continue to use these. However, I don't think these products perform so well on my hair so I'll also keep relying on other products to keep my strands hydrated and strong.


*sample - read my disclaimer here.

Have you tried any Keracare products before?


Lesley x

14 comments :

  1. I use this during the summer in S. Florida when my scalps gets really itchy and irritated and it works great to relieve the itchiness and the normal dry scalp I suffer through. But you do have to use something else to really keep the moisture protein balance in your hair.

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  2. My wonderful hairdresser gave me the idea to use the conditioner just on your scalp and use a deep conditioner on the rest of your hair. It works so well for me as I often suffer from a dry and itchy scalp but find the conditioner too drying for my hair.

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    1. It's great that using a conditioner works for your scalp. I've never tried that x

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  3. ok... I need this in my life! I suffer from itchy scalp badly and always looking for a reliever. I'm been product testing like the best of them but haven't found anything that works really good so I may give this a try.

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    1. I've tried a few different things too and a couple made my scalp worse but it's all about experimentation when finding what works :) x

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  4. They sound like they do the job but there is probably better products out there! I use coconut oil on my hair, and massage it into my scalp, it's amazing for adding moisture!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I love Coconut oil, I use it too :) x

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  5. I've never use any Kera Care products, however I've been interested in their leave-in in the brown bottle from the Humecto Line? Have you used it?

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    1. I've got 3 of their leave-in conditioners - the Natural Textures Leave-In, the detangling conditioning mist and the original leave-in. They're great detanglers for me. The one I've used most is the natural textures version. I've not tried a humecto one x

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    2. ok. Thank you. I've read great reviews on that one. will give it a go.

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  6. I use their Edge Tamer and it's pretty good but will love to try this line; nice review!
    Afeeyah xo

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    1. Awesome! I use the edge tamer almost daily at the moment x

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  7. Never knew they had this line. Haven't seen it in my neck of the woods, gleefully on my next travel adventure I'll remember to look out for it, and maybe scoop to keep in my arsenal (as I'm already partial to thier products).
    I'm the same way about conditioners, so suggested 10-15 min products never seem to cut it alone for me.
    Thanx for another great review.

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