I feel like most people are either into makeup or hair (there are exceptions for sure). I am definitely one of those makeup people. All I do is put a comb through my hair in the morning or on really bad days, just pull my fingers through it. Basically, I just hate fussing with my hair. So that is why my itchy and flaky scalp drives me crazy. I wish it would just stay balanced all the time. I have tried loads of anti-dandruff shampoos over the years. Many didn’t work and some worked on and off. So I am happy to report that the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment has continued to work for me that last few months.
You might have spotted the brand Briogeo while shopping at Sephora recently. I actually first learnt about the brand through Instagram and decided to give it a try. Briogeo is a haircare brand created by Nancy Twine. She wanted to create high-performance haircare line using mostly naturally-derived ingredients. On their website, I love how they list all their ingredients on their website and their EWG ratings as well. They also use recycled or recyclable packaging, and are cruelty-free. It sounds like there is a lot to like about this brand, but most importantly, do their products work?
Let’s talk about the ingredients first. A key ingredient in this formula is Binchotan charcoal, which originates from Japan. It is supposed to draw out impurities and remove buildup on the scalp. The other key ingredient is tea tree oil, which is an anti-septic and helps diminish inflammation. There are also many other ingredients, like peppermint oil, witch hazel, and aloe, which keep itchiness at bay and the scalp balanced and moisturized.
The formula is a housed in a glass jar with a dropper. According to the instructions on their website, you are supposed to part your hair in sections and apply 1-2 drops in each section and then massage in. It should be applied after shampooing and before styling and should not be rinsed out.
So did it work? I would say yes! Straight after application, I felt like my scalp instantly felt less itchy. After blowdrying, I felt that there were definitely less flakes. For me, this was amazing, especially during the summer when my scalp tended to flare up more. I usually sectioned my hair into 6 parts and just used 1-2 drops in each section. I see the model in the video using up to 5 drops, and for the price ($32 USD), I don’t think I could justify that. After 4 months, I have almost come to the end of bottle using it about twice a week. After continual use, my scalp is a lot less irritated, flaky, and oily. There is one worry I have though. I went to get a haircut and they washed my hair, and of course, I didn’t bring this treatment. Afterwards, my scalp was noticeably itchier, so I wonder if it is a product you have to continually use to maintain the effect.
FINAL VERDICT: If you feel like you tried everything to get rid of that itchy, flaky scalp, I would recommend giving this one a try.