The thing that I love most about beauty is its versatility—a colourful eye shadow that sparks joy, that transformative feeling of stepping out of a hair salon with a fresh haircut, the products we seek out when in need of comfort. But alongside the transcendental, beauty’s other role is that of a problem-solver: offering practical solutions to a whole host of universal concerns. From hair-thickening solutions to spot-soothing ingredients, beauty products can tackle a multitude of worries with ease. And while I wholeheartedly believe that we should all love the skin we’re in—no improvements necessary—I’d be dishonest in saying there aren’t days when I look to certain products to bolster my confidence and help me feel a little better in my own skin.
This is why today, I’m talking about the least alluring of concerns: dry, itchy scalps.