June 5th 2020
The Inkey List's haircare range is here and it's all under £15
June 4th 2020 / 0 comment
We're intrigued by this 8-piece collection that doesn't include a shampoo, conditioner or a mask. Here's what's in it
The range is designed to amplify your existing hair care routine, with serums and boosters that you use alone or add as boosters to your shampoo, conditioner or mask. It features three scalp treatments, three hair serums, a hair oil and a curl cream all using skincare-style ingredients to target haircare concerns including dullness, frizz, oiliness, thinning and product build-up. As with Inkey's skincare you can expect small sizes – in this case 50ml – but these are potent products that you use by the drop, not the handful. You can also expect accessible pricing – nothing costs more than £15.
"The better the ingredients, the better the end result. So, don’t be surprised that we will start to show the world how skincare-famous ingredients can equally benefit your hair and scalp," says The Inkey List's co-founder Mark Curry.
Best for grey hair
Designed to be used overnight, this serum aims to restore pigment in the hair follicle – not just to preventing grey but reversing it. How? Inkey has developed a pigment reactivating formula called Darkenyl – we're really intrigued to put this one to the test. They tell us that clinical testing showed that white hair proportions decreased by up to 56 per cent when using it.
Best for oily hair
This flake controlling serum should be used as a pre-shampoo treatment a couple of times a week to slough away dead skin cells, balance oil and reduce redness on the scalp. Two per cent salicylic acid exfoliates the scalp and restores oil levels – excess oil is normally what causes a flaking scalp so flakes should be banished by this.
Best for hair loss
The Inkey List's caffeine eye cream is one of the best-loved products and the brand has applied the same technology to this hair loss reduction serum. It awakens the skin on the scalp by stimulating the skin cells helping to reduce hair loss, promote growth and improve thickness. It's recommended to apply to a dry scalp and leave on overnight for the best results.
Best for dull hair
Vitamin C is lauded in the skincare world for brightening and antioxidant properties; this serum is applied to the hair rather than the skin on the scalp (so not delivering the skincare benefits we know of in vit C), it benefits dull and damaged hair by boosting shine and enhancing glossiness thanks to betaine which conditions and softens the hair. It also includes VCIP, a form of vitamin C which targets dullness and repairs damage. Apply through the lengths of wet hair for best results - or add to your shampoo for an extra boost.
Best for frizz control
HA is the first port of call for anyone wanting to hydrate their skin and it works wonders for hair too, targeting brittleness and frizz for deeply nourished hair.
Best for limp hair
This thickening treatment calls upon peptides to add a hit of volume to fine hair. The lightweight serum increases the diameter of individual hair strands over time and can provide an instant appearance of fuller hair too.
Best for dry hair
Rich in shea butter and jojoba this non-greasy oil helps to hydrate and nourish hair, targeting brittle and damaged strands in particular. Avoid applying to the scalp when using this as it can make roots greasy if overloaded.
Best for curly hair
You might be more used to seeing chia seeds in your breakfast bowl than in your hair care regime, but they definitely deserve a place in both. This cream protects, strengthens and enhances all curl types to promote bounciness. The Inkey List created an ingredient derived from chia seed, dubbed ProCutiGen Bond which helps restore strength and protect against chemical damage.
The collection is winging its way to us - we'll let you know how we get on with it as soon as we've tried.