Our Top Products for Oily, Dry & Sensitive Scalp

the never ending struggle with scalp concerns

As a stylist who prides himself on being thorough, I must admit that I often miss the topic of scalp health during my consultations. Most often the conversation is centered on colour, cut or styling of the client’s hair. But scalp health is more important than you may think. The health of your scalp determines the health of your hair.  If we as stylists don’t ask about your scalp health, please share your concerns, no need to suffer silently. Scalp concerns can really get in the way of the quest for healthy, beautiful hair but we can help!


here are our top product picks to combat all scalp concerns for a healthy balanced scalp:


If you have Oily Scalp & Dry Ends

Oily roots are most often accompanied by dry or sensitized ends, therefore the needs at the root are very different to the needs of the ends.

Try the Specifique range from Kérastase! Experience the newest collection for dual action balancing care for oily roots and dry ends! This set includes a balancing shampoo that purifies your scalp and nourishes your lengths, a weekly-use purifying cleansing and a lightweight gel-masque to rehydrate your ends. And the star product in this set is a highly-moisturizing hair serum powered by microbiome science, with prebiotics & antioxidant vitamin C. Fights scalp imbalances, preserves the protective scalp barrier against external damages and soothes and calms the scalp. The result, the scalp feels fresh, healthier and stronger, the roots are lifted up and the scalp is revitalized.

If you have Oily or Dry Scalp in need of a detox

Scalp exfoliation removes excess skin cells, oil, and dandruff. Many hair experts state that regular scalp exfoliation is the key to healthier, shinier hair from the roots to the tips.

For Oily Scalp, try the Fusio-Scrub Energisant. This energising scrub replaces a traditional shampoo and deeply cleanses the scalp and hair. Its purifying texture is specifically designed for oily prone scalp and hair, to combat oiliness and dandruff. The detoxifying power of the sea salt profoundly exfoliates the scalp, effectively removing impurities, particles and product build-up, allowing for stronger, healthier and more beautiful hair.

For Dry Scalp, try the Fusio-Scrub Apaisant. This soothing scrub is the ideal cleansing treatment to remove product buildup and its gel texture is specifically designed for sensitive scalps to combat dryness, dandruff and flakiness. This gentle scrub replaces your traditional shampoo and cleanses the scalp and hair from pollution particles and sebum, leaving the scalp and fiber smoothed and primed for other treatments. The indulgent mix of jojoba and sweet orange peel smoothes, softens and hydrates the scalp without damaging the cuticles or causing irritation.

If you have severely Dry Scalp

Especially in this cold weather, where there is less moisture in the air, your scalp is more prone to drying out. When your scalp has too little moisture you can experience itching and irritation and the skin on your scalp starts to flake off.

To combat dry, itchy scalp try the Moisturizing Care for Dry Scalp Treatment. It is a dry scalp treatment designed to combat both dry itchy scalp and a flaky scalp that can lead to dandruff. It is an intensive scalp moisturizer that soothes itchy, irritated, and flaky scalp. The treatment restores the visible quality and suppleness of the scalp, while protecting against oxidative stress. The oils present in this scalp moisturizer such as Castor Oil and Soybean Oil leave the scalp moisturized preventing future dry itchy scalp concerns. Reduces the visible appearance of dry scalp up to 4 weeks after the end of treatment

If you have a Sensitive Scalp

Maybe your scalp stings a little when you colour your hair. Or the new shampoo you’re using makes it burn. Or maybe your scalp just started itching for no reason you can think of. Sensitive scalp is a common issue and its fix could be as easy as switching shampoos.

For sensitive scalp, try Bain Vital Dermo-Calm Shampoo. This hypoallergenic shampoo contains Calophyllum Oil which calms irritation with anti-inflammatory actions and Glycerin that acts as a scalp moisturizer to prevent dryness and further irritation. The addition of Piroctone in this shampoo for sensitive scalp acts as an anti-bacterial agent to reduce scalp itchiness. This silicone free shampoo for gently removes impurities while soothing the scalp and getting rid of scalp discomfort.

To reinforce a Healthy Scalp

Protecting your scalp is crucial if your goal is healthy, beautiful hair. The health of your scalp determines the health of your hair. Our scalp contains about 100,000 follicles, these follicles also produce sebum, or oil, that helps keep the scalp moisturized and protects the skin. The scalp has its own microbiome. Disruption in the balance of the scalp microbiome has been linked to scalp issues such as dandruff or eczema. And these scalp issues lead to rough hair, hair breakage, and reduced hair shine. Additionally, poor scalp health may lead to premature hair loss.

To keep your scalp healthy, try Initialiste Hair and Scalp Treatment. It is an advanced strengthening hair serum and scalp treatment designed for weakened hair looking for strength and regeneration through hair repair and scalp care. After the first application of this hair serum, hair is invigorated, cellular metabolism is boosted and hair fiber is reinforced. Hair is more resistant with 93% less breakage during brushing, the hair is stronger at the root, and hair quality is visibly enhanced more vibrant, beautiful and stronger.


Dealing with any scalp concern can feel like a constant struggle. Oily roots & dry ends, dry scalp or sensitive scalp can get in the way of healthy, beautiful hair. Learning about your scalp concern and why it happens is your first step to stop the problem. Using the right scalp balancing hair care products will provide you with transformative results you can feel instantly. Finding your perfect routine may take some time but once you do, you will see your scalp and hair more beautiful and healthier than ever.

Maurice Venere

Co-Owner Venere Salon, Master stylist, and award-winning stylist.