Drugstore Discovery of the Week: Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Now Available Stateside-------
Beauty travelers of the world have something in common. While hunting down souvenir t-shirts, magnets and the like is enjoyable, it’s the foreign drugstore product score that this select group of tourists considers the ultimate keepsake from a trip abroad. And despite the far reaches of globalization, a few choice shampoo, face wash and lipstick brands are still shockingly unavailable in the U.S. of A—and more covetable for it. But having certain international hits accessible at home isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as we learned after a recent introduction to Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy. The Unilever-owned company is already available in over 42 countries and starting this week, America is finally one of them. Based around the idea that 99 percent of hair health comes from the scalp, the range has been reformulated for American consumer preferences and includes five different shampoo and conditioner duos that target different scalp concerns, including color damage, daily maintenance, volume, weakness, and dryness. There’s also an anti-dandruff cleanser that focuses on flakes. Infused with a rich blend of vitamins and nutrients, it’s not just the roots but the lengths that get a good, quality wash to foster stronger, more manageable hair. We recently test-drove a combo of the Strong Lengths Nourishing Shampoo and Moisturizing Dry Scalp Nourishing Conditioner and have this to say: our hair sure was clean when we got out of the shower. And soft—almost too soft; it possessed a certain kind of virginal fluff that we typically try to weigh down with pomades and creams. But after adding a little oil to our ends, we relished in the texture, mostly because of the its truly admirable shine—which, you’ll be happy to know, can be yours for a very reasonable $5.99.