Downloading the Rene Furturer Scalp Clinic Insights
A few weeks ago, we had the good fortune of being joined in-salon by Rene Furterer education expert Shirley Tokuda. (Maybe you caught it on Twitch??) Shirley walked our clients through the clearest analysis of their scalp’s health that can be had, using a proprietary tool called a capilloscope, and then helped each person understand what products would solve their unique scalp problems. We want to share some of the general take-aways from the day, in case it applies to you as well.
Understanding your scalp
The key to healthy hair is a healthy scalp. But before you try to heal your scalp, it’s best to know what’s wrong with it! Shirley laid it out for us:
Oily = If you see oil before the end of the day/after waking up after washing, your scalp is oily. Complexe 5, which you can read more about below, helps clean the slate and work towards a more regulated scalp. Additionally, Curbicia purifying clay shampoo as a once a week treatment, provides more of a deep clean than the regular shampoo.
Oily prone = If you see oil a day after washing, you have what’s called “oily prone” scalp. A regulating shampoo, such as RF’s Curbicia Lightness Regulating shampoo, is highly recommend. A regulated scalp is one that needs to be shampooed less frequently, which is better for the overall health of your hair. The Curbicia line is formulated to help minimize the need to shampoo with ongoing use.
Regular = Seeing oil after 2-3 days is considered “regular” (there is no normal!). For you, RF has the gentle cleansing line, Naturia, for all hair types. The Naturia gentle balancing shampoo is great for leaving the hair soft, shiny, and bouncy, while still protecting the scalp’s moisture. Another great option here is the 5Sens line which is formulated for all hair types and leaves hair soft and shiny.
Dry = If your scalp is consistently dry but not overly itchy, this is a sign that the Complexe 5 oil treatment might be good for you. This pre-shampoo treatment is perfect for those in need of a good scalp detox. Using orange and lavender essential oils, Complexe 5 is specially formulated to cleanse, stimulate, and refresh your scalp.
Sensitive / severely dry = if your scalp is sensitive itchy or prone to eczema or the like, Shirley recommends you steer towards soothing products like RF’s Astera Freshness Fluid, which instantly soothes and cools irritated and itchy scalps while reducing inflammation. Astera incorporates Echinacea extract, which reduces inflammation and soothes the scalp, mint and eucalyptus essential oils to cool and calm your scalp while deeply cleaning, Vitamin A to encourages regeneration of cell tissue to promote healing and Vitamins E and F to protect the scalp. Following it up with regular use of Astera shampoo and conditioner helps your scalp work maintain less sensitivity overall.
Hair Loss = Did you know that addressing hair loss begins with the scalp? There are two kinds of hair loss: sudden (related to illness, childbirth, or high stress), and progressive (which tends to be hereditary). RF has products that address both of these, including a new line called Triphasic to address progressive loss. Check out the video below to see how it works.
Knowledge is power. Find yourself on this spectrum and start towards healthier hair and scalp today. If you’ve read this far, you have earned a surprise 10% off discount code on any of our Rene Furterer products from now until December 15th. Simply mention the HEALTHYSCALPBLOG promo code when you check out, or call the salon to place a special order.