Summer is on at full force here! While I am so not ready for it to end, I’ve been looking for new ways to stay cool. I’m talking homemade watermelon slushy, iced cappuccino, and maybe an occasional scoop of ice cream. But what if there are ways to keep the scalp cool and minty fresh as well? Allow me to introduce you to my recent finds, *L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Shampoo and *Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic!
The L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh line is designed for normal to oily scalp. It contains 5 essential oils including mint, thyme, grapefruit, cedarwood, and lavender. Like all things L’Occitane, it goes without saying that the Revitalizing Fresh Shampoo (300 ml/10,1 oz. 16,50 euros in Belgium) smells great! It is minty, but not too minty since it has a blend of essential oils.
It is such a treat to get L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Shampoo onto the scalp in this weather! It cools without irritating my scalp, and it is gentle. My hair is never stripped after using this shampoo. Can I let you in on a secret here? Sometimes I use this as a shower gel as well, especially after a long, warm day!
If you have been following Mostly Sunny for a while, you might know that I don’t believe in sprays/mists. However, in this weather, this personal belief has been wavering a little. Let me put it this way: I still don’t think sprays/mists do much or are really that beneficial for the skin, but when the heat outside is so brutal, some momentary relief is very welcome.
This is where L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic (100 ml/3,4 oz. 16 euros in Belgium) comes in!
L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic is a “silicone-free tonic to refresh, help to revitalize and purify the scalp for hair shining with beauty.” Basically, that is a lot of marketing speak for a scalp-cooling tonic. As you can see, it comes with a nozzle. Place the nozzle on your scalp, press down, and massage the tonic into your scalp. The main ingredient of the tonic is alcohol, and mint oil features prominently list as well. Therefore, it is probably not a good idea to use it 3 times a day for a prolonged period of time, however nice it feels.
Because of the high alcohol content, the tonic cools the scalp instantly. The mint oil keeps the scalp nice and refreshed for quite some time afterwards. I do enjoy using it occasionally in this weather!
How do you stay cool in summer? Are there any minty products you like?
Here are the ingredient lists if you are interested.
L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Shampoo:
L’Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic: