Friday Fail: @igk_hair Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub

May 3, 2019

As someone who suffers from an itchy scalp (especially in the winter), ever since I discovered that scalp exfoliators are a thing, I have made it my mission to try them all! So, when I saw that my holy grail dry shampoo (@igkhair First Class) came in a gift set with their Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub ($36 for 5 ounces at @sephora), I excitedly picked it up!
What it claims:
πŸ”˜ Gently exfoliates and removes buildup
πŸ”˜ Clarifies and balances the scalp
πŸ”˜ Softens and adds shine
πŸ”˜ Formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates
πŸ”˜ Features lush, vibrant notes of guava, coconut water, pink lotus, midnight violet and vanilla
πŸ”˜ Color safe with UV protection, vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without mineral oil, petroleum and gluten
My experience:
πŸ‘πŸ» The packaging, like all products from @igkhair, is visually pleasing.
πŸ‘πŸ» The scent is strong, but pleasant and cooling feeling on your scalp.
πŸ‘πŸ» The texture felt promising. Much gritter than others I’ve tried, so I assumed it would mean better exfoliation.
πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Unfortunately, the packaging and scent are where the positives stopped for me. The texture was much too thick to spread evenly onto my scalp.
πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Attempting to rinse it out was nearly impossible, but once it was, my hair felt stripped and void of moisture.
My verdict?
I will not be purchasing the full size of this product. It’s expensive and doesn’t work – need I say more? As one reviewer on @sephora’s website put it, β€œFor the life of me I can not understand how this product has any good reviews at all!”
If you use one, what is your favorite scalp scrub?

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