Why you need The Body Shop's Cleansing Hair Scrub in your shampoo routine

Why you need The Body Shop's Cleansing Hair Scrub in your shampoo routine

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Is there something missing in your (already crowded) bathroom lineup? Here's what you need to add on for cleanier, healthier tresses

In case you didn't realise, The Body Shop does hair too. Besides it's array of bodycare, skincare and makeup, the brand has some pretty nifty hair brushes, specialty shampoos and nourishing masks on offer. The newest haircare range from the brand is the Fuji Green Tea collection. Made from organic green tea, the range includes a Refreshingly Purifying Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner. Best of all at $15 each, these good-for-you haircare staples won't break the bank, but are still free of silicones and are 100 per cent vegan — great if you're considering treating your scalp to something a step up from supermarket brands.
Fuji Green Tea range, from $15 to $29

But the star product from the range is the Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub. A mix of Japanese green tea, mint menthol, salt crystals, and community trade honey, this takes the place of your regular shampoo and should be used with conditioner, up to several times a week, especially if you've had a sweaty workout or have been using a lot of hair product.

We know the ingredients sound almost delicious, but no, you can't eat this stuff! By massaging this power-packed, silicone-free formula into the scalp and hair — the granules help to exfoliate and deep cleanse — you can help stimulate blood flow and (rather importantly) whisk away impurities such as dust, smoke, sweat, and styling residue from your head. The benefits? A scalp that feels lighter and cleaner since build-up is removed, and hair that is naturally shiny without the need for silicones to create that glossy effect. We tried it on and loved the light and refreshing sensation, as well as the natural formula. And we're glad to see more brands realising that the scalp — like the rest of the skin on your body — needs some special, TLC too.

From $15-$29. At The Body Shop stores now