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Bad Hair Day? Here Are 3 Local Heroes

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These 3 pharmacy ranges are as good as skincare for your scalp. And they start from under €10. Find them all at your local pharmacy …

1 FOR NATURAL NOURISHING

We’ve always loved the natural scents and gentle care of Dr Hauschka skincare, and the Nourishing Hair Shampoo and Conditioner bring that approach to your scalp, with organic, sulphate-free formulas, scents of rosemary, chamomile and peppermint, with hair-strengthening protein derived from none other than chickpeas. Meanwhile the conditioner is silicone-free and powered by natural hair-boosters such as cider vinegar (but with a scent of vanilla). From €22.95; www.drh.ie.

2 FOR HERO INGREDIENTS

The Inkey List haircare is free from cruelty, silicones, sulphates, phthalates, SLS, mineral oil, nanoparticles, essential oils, alcohol and fragrance and is pregnancy-safe. Phew. And the bottles and pump are entirely recyclable. That’s all good stuff, especially when you consider the entire range is under €16. The Inkey List skincare is famed for delivering good ingredients without either the filler or the high prices. And the haircare continues the good work. I like the way this range takes proven ingredients and applies them to haircare, from vitamin C in the serum, for brightening hair, to caffeine to stimulate the scalp to work against hair loss. If you struggle with oily roots, go for the Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment and use it before you shampoo (€13.99).

3 FOR SOOTHING SCALP RELIEF

Aveeno has been around for 70 years, so knows what it’s doing when it comes to both dry skin and dry hair. Aveeno’s oat-powered skincare has long been a staple for those with dry irritated skin, and now there’s a full range, from body wash to body lotion. Skin Relief Soothing Shampoo with Colloidal Oatmeal (€10.99 at www.Boots.ie) is set to be a saviour for many people with dry or sensitive scalps; it’s soap-free and suitable for daily use and all hair types.

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