Briogeo recently launched three new products as part of their Scalp Revival Collection: a shampoo, dry shampoo and scalp treatment. They are all infused with scalp friendly ingredients, including Binchotan charcoal.
Here is what Briogeo says about the new collection:
"A detoxifying collection of Binchotan charcoal-infused scalp therapy solutions that purify, soothe, hydrate, and treat the scalp."You don't necessarily have to have any scalp issues to benefit from this collection. If you are looking for your healthiest hair possible and want to prevent future scalp issues, it is good to incorporate these into your regimen.
What is Binchotan Charcoal?
"Binchotan charcoal is a traditionally Japanese charcoal that is completely different from typical black charcoal. The starting material is ubame oak, a tree possessing great strength and hardness. The wood is heated to temperatures upward of 1000°C, followed by a covering with a moist mixture
of earth, sand, and ash to cool it. The resultant charcoal contains a variety of minerals that were absorbed during its life as a tree.
Because Binchotan charcoal has numerous small pores, it can absorb deep-rooted impurities and build-up from the hair and scalp. The highly absorptive quality gives Binchotan charcoal a detoxifying effect on the scalp."
Key Ingredients In The Scalp Revival Line
- Binchotan charcoal detoxifies the scalp and draws out impurities that clog the hair follicle or that cause buildup on the scalp
- coconut oil moisturizes the scalp to prevent dryness and flakiness
- peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oil complex provide a cooling effect to the scalp and reduce itchiness, irritation, and flakiness
- panthenol provides essential nutrients that strengthen the hair root and shaft
- witch hazel normalizes oil production to prevent oily scalp
- biotin provides essential nutrients to the hair follicle that support healthy hair growth
- safe for color-treated, keratin treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair
- cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, contains organic ingredients, and 98% naturally-derived
- formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA, or synthetic dyes
From the brand:
This unique shampoo infuses Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle to provide the foundation for optimal scalp health. Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells and product build-up from the scalp to support a clean, balanced, and healthy scalp. A cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness and tea tree oil has anti-septic and healing properties that reduce scalp irritation and inflammation. Coconut Oil provides superior moisturization to the scalp to combat and prevent dryness and flakiness. Super-vitamin, panthenol, provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft.
My first thought was it is odd to see a shampoo in a tub, which is more typical for a deep conditioning product. It was no big deal, but I just had to be a bit careful in the shower not to let too much water get inside the product.Its scent is amazing-- it smells like straight up chocolate mint! I have been using this as a clarifying shampoo, which is usually once a month or so. However, since I loved how my hair turned out with this one, I am using it bi-weekly instead. It didn't lather much at all. I massaged it into my scalp and down the lengths of my hair to remove product build-up. I was concerned the micro-exfoliators would be tough to rinse out, but they were not.
Once rinsed, my hair did feel super squeaky-clean. I didn't want to run my fingers through the length; it was begging for deep conditioner and moisture. This shampoo really got rid of every trace of build-up, toxins, and any junk that didn't belong on my scalp and hair.
I followed up with a deep conditioner such as Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Masque and my favorite stylers. I have gotten such unbelievable hair days every time I use this--I think my curl definition moved into the next classified category! Since this was the only new product I used the first few times trying it out, it's how I can thank it for the extra definition, softness, and shine! I think this blew the other shampoos out of the water.
From the brand:
What is is: This unique treatment infuses Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle to remove build-up and provide the foundation for optimal scalp health. A cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness and tea tree oil has antiseptic and healing properties that reduce scalp irritation and inflammation. Witch hazel water helps to normalize oil production to prevent an oily scalp while sodium hyaluronate and aloe keep the scalp balanced and hydrated. Super-vitamin, Biotin, provides essential nutrients to the hair follicle to support healthy hair growth.
There are so many different ways you can use this treatment. Since I personally do not have big scalp concerns, a Briogeo rep told me I can use it once or twice a week overnight on my scalp on either wet or dry hair as a pre-poo treatment. I decided to use it in place of my usual scalp oil blend the night before washing. It felt nice--not too heavy.
I love the hair growth ingredients inside such as biotin, tea tree oil, spearmint, and peppermint, a great blend that requires only two droppers to thoroughly cover my scalp. It is too soon to say anything miraculous or amazing happened--let's be realistic here, please--but I plan on using it once a week before washing for the long term for additional scalp and hair growth benefits.
From the brand:
This unique, scalp-healthy dry shampoo infuses Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and detoxify the scalp and hair. A complex of clay and tapioca & rice starches absorb excess oil at the roots to refresh, clean, and extend the life of your blowout. Witch Hazel extract helps to normalize oil production to prevent an oily scalp, making this dry shampoo a solution oriented product as opposed to just a temporary fix. Super-vitamin, Biotin, provides essential nutrients to the hair follicle to support healthy hair growth.
A dry shampoo that helps promote hair growth? Ladies and gentlemen, coming straight from my dreams to Briogeo suppliers everywhere, let me present to you the Charcoal and Biotin Dry Shampoo. Cue confetti Okay, I'm done being silly--but if you read my articles and blog regularly, you know I love everything and anything that can help my hair grow long and strong, and as a curly who works out regularly and is too lazy to wash daily, dry shampoo is my best friend.I have been loving Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Spray as a dry shampoo lately, so the fact they came out with an 'official' dry shampoo got me beyond excited! Now I admit, I prefer a spray to the loose powder method of application, but this stuff is so good, I can easily look past that. It refreshed my hair after working out and I felt it looked a lot cleaner and revived than usual. I am able to wear my hair down an extra day than usual using this stuff. I may have a new favorite dry shampoo on my hands.
My final thoughtsOverall, I am so happy with the new Briogeo Scalp Revival line as great additions to keeping my hair and scalp healthy. I would re-buy all three products, even though I only needed so little each time and it may be a while until it was necessary. If you want a healthy hair growth environment, and especially if you have any scalp concerns such as dandruff, irritation, itchy or dry scalp, or if you are prone to build-up, this line is worth looking into!
Do you use charcoal in your beauty routine?
Editor's note: This article is not sponsored.
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