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Your Ultimate Guide for a Scalp Facial at Home

Your scalp is an important part of your skin, and scalp facials allow you to use the philosophy of skincare on your hidden skin, the nurturing ground for your hair.  

A scalp facial basically consists of the gentle exfoliation, massage, and cleansing of the scalp, removing dirt and dead skin in the process, while stimulating blood flow. It will leave your hair healthier, stronger, and more balanced. 

The Iles Formula Spa Treatment is a specialty of all the Iles Formula Salons. Find a Salon near you, or take the time to do it yourself at home.


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The benefits of doing a scalp facial are numerous. Originated from Japan, with Indian Ayurveda influences, scalp facials reduce dandruff, itchiness, greasiness, dryness, and odor on your scalp.  

Scalp facials often include multiple steps encompassing scrubbing, massaging, shampooing, conditioning, and applying a hair serum. 

Experts strongly recommend the use of a sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoo to ensure gentle care to the scalp. The Iles Formula Shampoo’s toxin-free properties with a perfectly balanced PH make it the ideal cleanser to remove dead cells, and product and sebum build-up. This is vital for a healthy scalp, as many shampoos are either too alkaline, not removing debris from the scalp or too acid, removing everything even the good old from the scalp.

The secret to a sulfate-free shampoo is friction and water. Be sure to keep adding water while shampooing, until you have an abundance of mousse. Bring all that mousse through to the ends of the hair. Give a good massage, this is your moment to loosen up any scalp debris and styling product residue. One can even allow the shampoo to sit for a few minutes before rinsing, because ordinary styling products can even build-up on the hair shaft.


Iles Formula Shampoo 


Choosing the right hair mask 

Hair masks are one of the most crucial elements in a scalp facial routine, not only nourishing the hair but also the scalp.

Hair masks are suitable for dry hair, curly hair, and colored hair, providing nourishing and hydrating qualities. A hair mask is also beneficial for aging hair and extensions that are often full of chemical processes that strip the hair’s cortex of its goodness during the coloring process, especially blonde extensions.

We strongly advise the Iles Formula Hair Mask,  which incorporates Tucuma Butter, Silk extracts, and Macrobola Seed oil. This hair mask is not only enriched with Panthenol, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B5 but also contains no allergens or parabens. It is so perfectly PH balanced it’s been formulated never to weigh hair down.

It is for ALL hair types. Application for fine-textured to medium textured hair is to apply once a month and thick coarse textured hair, apply once if week if required.


Iles Formula Hair Mask 

How to maximize the effects of your hair mask

Applying a hair mask is a good moment to take time for yourself. If possible apply it as a ritual, allowing it to soak in as you are doing your waxing or nails for example, or just soaking in the tub listening to quiet music. Apply in abundance to hair and scalp and ends. Wrap in a shower cap to catch the wet drips,  then the Iles Turban to seal in the natural body warmth.

Allow the mask to sit for around 15 to 20 mins.

Thoroughly rinse off the product and finish off with a quality conditioner. 

Why to use a conditioner after a hair mask you may ask!  The mask adds nurture and moisture and the hair conditioner especially Iles Conditioner shuts down tight the cuticle, sealing in the moisture of the mask. The effect is sumptuous knot-free hair.


Iles Formula Conditioner 


Add your UV + Heat Protection

Apply the Iles Finishing Serum to about 1 inch from roots through to ends on each section as you blow-dry.  This serum has protection against heat up until 450 degrees and UV protection without weighing your hair down.



Iles Formula Finishing Serum 


Set aside time for scalp facials  

In our fast paced ever changing world, it is important to set aside time to take care of ourselves. 

Here at Iles Formula, we are advocates of exercising sufficient self-love and self-care. Adequate self-love leads to better mental health. Self-love is a key ingredient to success in life, and mental well-being. People who practice self-love have a lower chance of suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses, and we all know how a good hair day experience feels like.


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Pamper yourself with a nourishing scalp spa at home, and do not hesitate to spare time for yourself. Soak your hair into our deluxe ingredients and enjoy bouncier and healthier hair afterwards! Do not forget to tag us with @ilesformula_hair and #ilesformula on your social media to share with us your indulging scalp spa moments and let us know what you think of our products!  

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