Why did you create Anti Flake Relief Shampoo Extra Strength?
I wanted to create a full spectrum product with the ability to really heal, treat and calm scalp conditions in synergy with the systems within our body. Looking at the root cause of most scalp issues, I understood that dandruff is most often the result of a form of fungal overgrowth. My goal was to restore balance and normalize the scalp by putting fungus and cellular proliferation back on track.
What is the difference between the Anti-Flake Extra Strength and the Lite formula?
My original formula, Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Extra Strength, contains 0.7% Coal Tar which is a star ingredient because it allows the skin to release dead skin cells while slowing the turnover of the faster-moving cells. Additionally it has great anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties. The Extra Strength formula also contains 1.25% Zinc Omadine to help prevent bacteria and fungus from splitting and proliferating. Plus, it mitigates itching discomfort and bacterial growth. The combination of these active ingredients together with plant terpenes is the best treatment base to both control and treat, while healing the scalp. It is intense and intended get the job done. This formula is exceptional for more severe scalp conditions including seborrheic dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
I developed Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Lite to help people with more mild dandruff or other skin conditions such as dehydration and itching. This formula features Aloe Vera concentrate to calm and cool, L-Amino Acids to protect and strengthen the skin barrier and Safflower Oleosomes to provide both immediate and long-term itch relief. The Oleosomes in this formula encapsulate the active ingredient, 1% Zinc Pyrithione, to deliver essential moisture and soothing benefits to the dermis over time.
Most other dandruff products are often missing essential oils, which are the botanical medicines that help gently treat the skin to decrease scaling, dryness and flaking. Both of my Anti-Flake formulas include a range of soothing medicinal plant extracts including Sage, Tea Tree and Juniper Berry selected for their anti-bacterial, antiseptic, soothing and moisturizing benefits. It’s this marriage of botanicals and science-backed actives that make both Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Extra-Strength and Lite effective, award-winning formulas.
What is the ideal PHILIP B. hair routine for someone with a troubled scalp?
Before washing, use a natural boar bristle or combination bristle brush to help lift away flaking and move it down the hair shaft.
Pre-wash with Peppermint Avocado Shampoo to clear away sebum, dead skin cells and styling product residue. This will enable the actives in Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Extra Strength or Lite to work twice as well!
Use Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Extra Strength or Lite 2-3 times a week. Apply to wet scalp, gently massage with fingertips and let set for two-three minutes to allow the soothing actives to sink in. Order will be restored, itching and flaking reduced and your scalp will thank you.
Note: Treating the scalp for dandruff and other flaky conditions is not necessarily a "one size fits all.” Those with hard plaque will find additional relief by beginning this process with my Rejuvenating Oil treatment. The blend of natural botanical and medicinal oils goes a long way to help soften and break down the hard, scaly pieces.
- Philip B.