The Zoe Report: NatureLab Tokyo’s New Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub

Whether you carefully monitor your gut health or just swig kefir every once in a while, you're probably well aware of the connection between probiotics and your skin. You may've even snuck the buzzy ingredient into your own routine — via any number of serums or moisturizers boasting healthy bacteria. Though it's steadily climbed in popularity, NatureLab Tokyo's new Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub takes probiotics to a frontier not yet conquered: hair.

Available on the brand's website starting July 9, the $16 scrub also relies on an unexpected (yet probiotic-packed) key ingredient. "The scalp scrub is made with sake water, which is a natural source of probiotics. What that means to you is the pH levels of your scalp will be balanced and restored," Andrew Fitzsimons, a celebrity hairstylistand NatureLab Tokyo brand ambassador, explains to The Zoe Report over email — adding that "healthy hair starts at the scalp."

It's safe to say that scalp scrubs — and scalp health products in general — are having a moment in 2019. However, as with any other cleansing product, moderation is key. "The function of the scalp scrub isn’t to conventionally wash your hair as you should still be using your shampoo every couple of days or whatever works for you and your hair type," Fitzsimons says. "Just like you don't over-exfoliate your skin, you want to make sure you are using a great shampoo and conditioner to deal with the oil and day-to-day maintenance of your hair, then use the scrub once a week to erase the buildup and unlock the shine and life in your hair!"

"The Zoe Report: NatureLab Tokyo’s New Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub Relies On This Unexpected Ingredient To Keep Hair Healthy"


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