THE OBSESSIONS: Scalp Detox with Christophe Robin’s Sea Salt Scrub
A haircare cult-favourite for a reason, Christophe Robin’s Sea Salt Scrub is great for soothing, hydrating and rejuvenating oily and sensitive scalps.
Christophe Robin has proven himself as the go-to guy for gorgeous, healthy hair. The hair guru’s star-studded portfolio includes French actress Catherine Deneuve and supermodel Linda Evangelista. His eponymous haircare line, which he launched in 1995, has award-winning products ranging from enriched shampoos to restorative masks. The cult-favourite and one of our obsessions? The Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (SGD72).
And if you’re thinking, “A scrub? For your head? How does that even work?” Well, let me tell you, it works fantastically.
Why we’re obsessed:
It may be a haircare product many might overlook, but scrubs are honestly one of the best ways to rejuvenate the scalp and encourage hair growth.
If you’ve never used a scalp scrub before, it’s surprisingly much easier than it looks. While I was doubtful about my ability to apply it correctly the first time (I kept going back to reading the label), it’s really just like using shampoo — only it’s grainy, and it requires a little bit more work.
Using its star ingredient, sea salt, the scrub works to purify, hydrate, and soothe all at the same time. And don’t worry the salt crystals might be too abrasive on your scalp; unlike other scrubs, the granules are not coarse or pointed. The thick paste smells pleasantly citrusy, and once you really work it into the scalp, the grittiness dissolves into a rich lather that rinses out cleanly. And I mean, cleanly. It deep cleanses your hair so well, it literally feels squeaky clean. Which does dry out my strands a bit, so remember to use a heavy-duty conditioner after you apply this scrub.
Another thing I love about the scrub? It consistently leaves me with lighter, shinier, fluffier hair — no limp strands or oily patches in sight.
How to use
The directions on the label suggest you take a tablespoon-sized amount and work it into damp hair, delicately massaging the scalp. Add water and lather. Make sure to rinse everything out afterwards and apply a nourishing treatment to your strands.