Many scalp shampoos smell because they use coal tar to help the scalp. We use juniper oil. It doesn't smell great, but it smells much better than the coal tar shampoos. Honestly!
The shampoo was designed to leave your hair with same feeling as a salon standard shampoo. It actually leaves the hair feeling great and your hair should be left with a neutral smell. Also if used with the conditioner the hair is left smelling very good and the two products are good to use together.
We try and balance ease and enjoyment of use with effectiveness. I feel we have got it just right with this shampoo.
There's nothing in Oregon hair care products that should effect hair dye.
However if you have psoriasis on your scalp, or a very sensitive scalp, hair dye (especially bleach) is widely considered to be a skin irritant and could be making your symptoms worse.
It might be worth considering avoiding hair dyes until your scalp improves or switching to natural dyes.
The Oregon Shampoo contains a combination of ingredients designed to help with scalps prone to psoriasis. One of those ingredients is Juniperus Oxycedrus Wood Oil. The oil we used to use was much darker and had a much stronger smell. We have changed our oil to use a more filtered and lighter version. We believe it is as effective without so much smell or such a dark colour.
Here are some tips and advice on when and how to use the Oregon products and how to get the most out of them
Our suggested regimen for Oregon products;
AM: If showering in morning wash hair with Oregon Shampoo & Conditioner. Wrap wet hair in warm towel for 10-15 minutes. Try to avoid hair drying hair if possible. Apply Oregon Maintenance Cream to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing. Apply Oregon Intensive Serum to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin. Try to avoid wearing synthetic or tight clothing next to skin of affected areas. Choose cotton undergarments if possible.
PM: If showering in evening wash hair with Oregon Shampoo & Conditioner. Wrap wet hair in warm towel for 10-15 minutes. Try to avoid hair drying hair if possible. Apply Oregon Maintenance Cream to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing. Apply Oregon Intensive Serum to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin. Put on cotton bedclothes shortly after applying products and wear overnight.
- Remove make up as soon as possible when getting in after the day’s events. Even if you are going out in the evening try to remove day make up as it will be contaminated with dirt and bacteria. Re applying clean make up for evening wear.
- Apply Oregon skin products while skin is still slightly damp after bathing. If possible wrap skin in towel or bathrobe for 10-15 minutes after applying skin products.
- Wear long hair off your face when sleeping
- Try to avoid getting shampoo and hair products on your facial area when washing hair.
- Wrap wet hair with shampoo in it in towel for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off and conditioning
- Always patch test products before use to check for skin reactions
Oregon Intensive Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner have been developed by one of the UK’s leading hair scientists and trialled at Bath University.
The DUO Oregon Hair Care Pack includes a salon-standard shampoo for plaque-clearing and cleansing scalps prone psoriasis combined with an intensely moisturising anti-plaque conditioner that leaves scaly scalps softer and smoother.
Both products contain Oregon Grape Root actives, that studies how can help to reduce plaque build-up as well as cleansing and skin-softening ingredients to reduce irritation and soften rough scaly scalps.
Also contains naturally moisturising and skin cleansing ingredients including honey and wheat amino acids and glycerine which work together to soften and cleanse dry, itchy and scaly scalps. These products are most effective when used daily as part of a regular maintenance and preventative scalp care routine for scalps prone psoriasis and can be used as often as necessary. Oregon products use only natural ingredients and have a mild natural and herbal-smelling odour and do not contain coal tar.