Few products in the anti-dandruff world have achieved cult status quite like The Body Shop’s Ginger Shampoo.
The formula, which uses healing ingredients like ginger essential oil, birch bark and Community Trade honey to clear loose flakes and hydrate the scalp, has received more than 2,000 5-star reviews from fans who are amazed by its results. There are so many converts, in fact, that one bottle leaves the store (virtual or otherwise) every four seconds, an impressive stat that holds steady year after year.
With its success incredibly evident, The Body Shop went on to launch a complementary Ginger Scalp Care Conditioner, which was equally well received – and now it’s just completed the trifecta with the new Body Shop Ginger Scalp Serum, a launch that promises to calm and rebalance just as effectively as its predecessors.
Designed to be used as part of a three-step scalp routine with the existing range, the serum can also help to reduce dryness and irritation between washes so that you don’t feel you have to shampoo every single day – a routine which those of us with sore or flaky scalps often fall into out of perceived necessity.
To apply, you simply use the pipette applicator to dispense a few drops onto the scalp, and massage in. Using the same hero ingredients as the line before it, the serum will the work to reduce excess oils and sebum and leave the scalp feeling nourished without clogging it up.
While it hasn’t yet had time to rack up quite as many reviews as the previous products, those who have had a chance to try it already say it really lives up to the hype.
‘Thought I’d try it on hair that needs to be washed but it’s such a light serum that you can’t even notice that you’ve used it on your roots and could use it on fresh hair,’ says one, while another echoes: ‘It’s easy to apply, goes a long way, absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel or make my hair greasy.’
Want to reap the benefits for yourself? You can shop the new Ginger Scalp Serum online and in shops now, priced at just £15.