No nonsense, sustainable skincare brand Typology are back with some brand new products – this time, the Parisian brand have developed a selection of hair and scalp oils.
The clean beauty brand is genderless, totally transparent with an eco-friendly ethos that makes using their products a joyfully conscious practice. Typology is the brainchild of Ning Li, the founder of MADE.com, and launched in the UK in Spring 2020. They use really natural products with short ingredient lists, making skincare accessible and simple, clearly explaining the hard work of each active ingredient, so you know what’s doing what for your skin, hair and body.
Now, Typology have released five brand new hair and scalp oils, each with their own area of expertise, from tackling hair loss, to reducing excess scalp sebum.
The brand said: “Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Our hair collection is made up of expert products to take care of your scalp and your hair.”
Of these treatments, two are hair oils and three have been developed for the scalp, each with a different job to do.
Calming Scalp Treatment – Bisabolol 1% + Cotton Extract
All of Typology’s products are vegan, and this calming scalp treatment is made with 99% naturally-derived ingredients. This oil is said to hydrate and soothe the scalp, reducing discomfort like dryness and itching. The oil is really light, fragrance free, non-greasy and non-sticky, coming in at £21.80.
It’s suitable for people who are prone to dry dandruff, and can be used on coloured hair.
Typology added: “The scalp, like the skin of the face, can suffer from dryness due to too little sebum being produced. The scalp is then more sensitive to irritation and discomfort, and dry dandruff may appear.
“Rich in moisturizing and soothing active ingredients, this treatment acts at the source of inflammation to relieve skin, while restoring the scalp’s protective hydrolipidic film.”
The bisabolol is a ‘plant-derived molecule’ that works to reduce inflammation and irritation, whilst the cotton extract softens and repairs, helping the skin to regenerate. Sweet almond oil is rich in anti-inflammatory phytosterols, as well as essential fatty acids (omega 6 and omega 9) which rebalance the scalp’s hydrolipidic film. Meanwhile vegetal glycerine retains water on the skin’s surface and prevents dehydration.
Densifying scalp treatment – Peptides 2% + Ginger Extract
This scalp serum is targeted to those who may be suffering with hair loss, whether that’s chronic, hormonal or linked to external factors like stress.
Alopecia typically affects men (70%) and 1 in 5 women also suffer from chronic hair loss, which is often genetic. The serum has been recommended as a treatment for alopecia, as well as for people experiencing postpartum hair loss.
Typology said: “The peptides present in this treatment act at two stages of the hair’s life cycle. They lengthen the hair’s growth phase (anagen phase), and reduce the hair’s maturity phase (telogen phase), which is the one before hair loss. Hair is left visibly denser.
“These peptides are associated with plant extracts of ginger and horsetail, which strengthen the scalp and stimulate growth.”
This product is 97% naturally derived, and is the most expensive treatment from the range at £31.90. One user even used the product on their sparse eyebrows to stimulate growth, which sounds like a great idea!
Pea peptides stimulate molecules that assist in hair growth by increasing the ‘proportion of active molecules’, lengthening the hairs life cycle to provide ‘visibly denser within 3 months of treatment’. Meanwhile, ginger extract is known for it’s anti-hair loss properties, with horsetail extract strengthens the scalp and activates blood circulation. Atlas Cedar Essential Oil is included to promote and accelerate hair growth. It also gives a feeling of freshness on application as well as a subtle woody scent.
Purifying scalp treatment – Zinc PCA 4% + nettle extract
If your hair often gets greasy quickly, this is the oil you’ll want to be applying to your scalp. That sounds counter-productive, right?
But Typology explains: “The scalp, like the skin of the face, is rich in sebaceous glands. These secrete sebum which helps moisturise the scalp and facilitate hair growth. However, several factors (stress, hormonal imbalances) can overstimulate these sebaceous glands. It is this overproduction of sebum that gives the hair roots a greasy appearance.
“Concentrated in sebum-regulating active ingredients, this treatment rebalances sebum production for a healthy scalp and hair that becomes oily less quickly.”
The serum helps regulate sebum, as well as provide hydration and comfort in a 98% natural formula costing £26.90.
This oil features 4% Zinc PCA for its purifying and sebum-regulating properties. These help rebalance the scalp by bringing lightness and freshness to the hair. Zinc also has an antibacterial quality, which cleanses the scalp. Nettle extract does similar, helping hair become oily less quickly.
Peppermint and eucalyptus globulus essential oils are recognised for their antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, these essential oils help cleanse the scalp and prevent the appearance of oily dandruff. They also give an immediate feeling of freshness on application as well as a pleasant minty scent.
How to use the scalp serums:
Massage one to two pipettes into the entire dry scalp once a day, in the morning or evening. Do not rinse.
Using a comb or your fingers, part the hair and apply a few drops of the serum directly to the scalp. Repeat to cover the entire scalp (4-6 sections should suffice). Massage the entire scalp until completely absorbed.
Alternatively, you can apply a few drops of serum to your fingertips, distribute them well, then massage the scalp directly with the product on your fingers. Repeat the process to cover the entire scalp.
Repairing Hair Oil – Acai 5% + Hibiscus
This light dry oil helps strengthen, nourish and protect hair from heat, leaving it feeling soft, shiny and smooth.
It’s 100% naturally-derived, ideal for people with dry, brittle, fragile hair, or split ends. It can be used on fine to medium hair that is straight, wavy or curly, and is suitable for coloured hair.
Typology said: “Heat, pollution, intensive colouring… Hair is subjected to numerous external aggressions on a daily basis which weakens the hair and makes it more vulnerable to breakage.
“This hair treatment is a concentrate of botanical oils recognised for their repairing, fortifying and softening properties. They work in synergy to improve the health of the hair fibres and its general appearance.”
Acai oil is rich in polyphenols, vitamins and fatty acids which is well known for their restorative properties, helping protect it from the elements. Meanwhile, Vitamin E rich Hibiscus oil brings shine and suppleness to the hair’s length. Pracaxi oil is said to soften and control hair, with castor oil stimulating hair growth.
From sugar cane, squalane helps maintain hydration in the hair fibres. It’s also said to protect hair from the heat of hairdryers and straighteners. Hemisqualane helps to close the hair cuticles, giving hair a soft and silky feel and helps with styling by reducing frizz.
Nourishing Hair Oil – Pequi 5% + argan
For people with medium to thick hair of a curly or ‘frizzy’ texture, Typology recommend their nourishing hair oil, which is also 100% natural. It’s best for dry, brittle or split hair, suitable for coloured hair to help nourish and protect against heat.
Typology said: “Thick or textured hair is particularly affected by undernutrition, as sebum is more difficult to distribute over the lengths. It is therefore essential to provide the hair with the necessary lipids to prevent breakage and tame frizz.
“This hair care is a concentrate of botanical oils recognised for their nourishing, controlling and restructuring properties. They act in synergy to deeply nourish the hair fibres and facilitate styling.”
Like the repairing hair oil, this also contains, castor oil, squalene and hemisqualine. Additional active ingredients are Pequi oil, rich in vitamins and fatty acids is ideal for defining curls. Argan oil is recognised for its nourishing and restorative properties, whilst Pracaxi oil, is protective and strengthens hair fibres.
How to use the hair oils:
Warm a few drops of oil between hands, then distribute it all over the hair, particularly the ends. This oil can be applied to dry or damp hair, before or after styling. Its non-greasy finish does not weigh down the hair.
Which of these five scalp serums and hair oils would be your must have?