SBC (Simply Beautiful Collection) best known for its skincare gels, has broken into hair care and in April this year launched Propolis Scalp Care shampoo and conditioner.
More often than not, we disregard our scalp, especially when choosing hair care products. However, we should really consider it an extension of our face. By that I mean, our scalp is of course skin, but somehow we don’t always think of it in that way. Propolis Scalp Care is targeted primarily at those with an irritated, oily, or flaky scalp, but also, it can benefit those without any scalp concerns –
When used as a maintenance product it can help prevent the occurrence of irritation, sensitivity or tendency for the hair to become greasy. The products are perfect for all hair types, including coloured and are suitable for daily use.
“The Propolis fragrance isn’t for everyone, but If you like the scent of honey, you’ll love the intense, almost medicated fragrance”
Ingredients include Royal jelly and pro vitamin B5. Royal Jelly has a proven track record for improving hair health and is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which rejuvenate and hydrate the hair. Follicles are de-clogged allowing moisture to revitalise the hair shaft.
Take a lesson from bees – feed your hair with this remarkable ingredient and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits.
I would say both my hair and scalp are in the “normal” bracket. However, I do notice the odd flake or two along my parting which show themselves more frequently than I’d like – so I couldn’t wait to try this duo.
For me, the Propolis scent was part of the attraction, not to mention all the goodness inside the bottles. Cruelty-free brand SBC has formulated its first hair-specific products without the use of unnecessary ingredients, keeping them free from parabens, silicones and SLS which is a real plus point.
It was discovered that SBC customers were using its Propolis gel/shower gel to soothe and replenish the scalp, it seemed obvious that a collection of hair care was going to be a great addition to the ever-growing range.
Until now, I’ve only tried SBC collagen skincare and I was intrigued by the new propolis launch. After having left my hair unwashed for a couple of days I was surprised at just how much lather was produced, even with the first wash. My hair felt squeaky clean, and although I needn’t have shampooed a second time, I went ahead as my preference is to shampoo twice. Again, lots of lather and super clean hair. After blow-drying, I was pleased to find my hair soft, swishy and voluminous. Plus, it had a lovely shine.
Propolis is rich in anti-oxidants and bio-flavanoids to soothe sensitive, itchy scalp whilst caring for the hair follicle and controlling scalp sebum production.
The conditioner is said to volumise and promote hair health by strengthening and softening. I found it smoothes through my hair well, but I must admit, I wasn’t quite so taken with it. I love the scent, however, I just didn’t get that instant softening I prefer from a conditioner.
My hair is difficult to comb through at the best of times so I really need a conditioner to work for me. I have a fair amount of bleached highlights in my long hair which means it needs extra care. You may, of course, find a different result with the conditioner depending on your individual needs.
In terms of performance, I’m pleased to say that since using these products there’s not been a flake in sight. My scalp appears healthier generally and with the shampoo being a favourite, I would definitely repurchase.
Keep an eye on QVCUK for great SBC bargains. If you would like to find out more – watch Adele from SBC talk about the new Scalp Care products here.
What about you? Do you love the unmistakable Propolis scent? Would you consider trying a less harsh anti-dandruff or scalp care product? I’d love to know your thoughts.
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The Scalp Care is something I could do with and since I have dark hair any flakes are a lot more visible. I think all the product build up doesn’t help so a good scalp treatment even once a week is something I really need to invest in x
Yes, that’s always the way with dark hair. Since I let my natural
colour grow through any flakes snow up more like yours! Might be worth a try x
Great review, I love all the depth you went into about the products along with your personal experience and about the brand! The shampoo really does sounds Fab and I would love to try it as you know I’m struggling with my scalp atm. I will have to see if I can get my hands on a bottle.
I’m sure it would be great for you with your scalp troubles. Definitely have a look and try it. If you do, I’d love to know if it helps x
Fantastic post! It’s so true that we rarely think about our scalp when we pick out hair products, so it’s great that these products are specifically targeted for that. I think I am going to check out that shampoo! It sounds amazing!
We really don’t, I can’t think that I usually consider my scalp health. Yes, have a look at the shampoo, I found it amazing! x
Love this! It’s such an in-depth post, these products sound amazing for people who have scalp concerns! Also love the fact that people who don’t have any scalp concerns can use them too! x
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That’s the best part for me, I’ll hopefully steer clear of any scalp problems! x
You’re so right! Scalp can is always so overlooked as haircare is so talked about. I’m so glad you’ve found a product that really helps scalp problems as it is so important we look after the scalp too. Great post x
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So true, it’s not something I really considered but I’m definitely going to repurchase the shampoo. Makes my hair feel gorgeous! x
I could probably do with something like this. I really like the Shampoo & Conditioner I’m using now but I don’t really consider my scalp, just washing my hair! I haven’t tried any SBC products so far but I do like the sound of them! xx
We don’t tend to think about how our hair products affect the scalp. I didn’t get on so well with the conditioner but I’d definitely repurchase the shampoo! xx
i have never used this shampoo before i dont have dandruff or anything like that my problem is shedding hair for about 4 months went to the dermatoligist she was giving me 2 rxs i wasnt sure what they were but i found out one was a steriod and i didnt get either one i dont want anything like that in my scalp is your shampoo good for shedding hair ? please let me know thanks MARY G
Hello Mary, thank you for your comment. I’m so sorry to hear about your situation. It must be distressing to find your hair is shedding. It doesn’t sound like the dermatologist was much help if you’re not happy with the prescribed treatment. There are many reasons why your hair might be shedding. It could be caused by hormonal factors, low iron or vitamin D and of course ageing in general plays a part. In terms of weather these hair products would help – I can’t honestly say, but it could be worth a try just to bring up your general scalp health if there is anything underlying there.
Good luck and I wish you all the best.