Scalp Balancing Bar

Before purchasing any Gemmist products, customers take a hair quiz that includes prompts beyond the standard questions about color treatments, thickness and texture. With shampoo and conditioner available, the women-owned brand also has a Scalp Balancing Bar on offer. Intended for use once a week, this paraben-free soap exfoliates and stimulates the scalp—removing build-up and invigorating hair follicles. Though sulfate-free, the bar works up a …

Winter Skin + Hair Essentials

Scrubs, serums, potions and lotions that combat the effects of cold weather

Between the icy, harsh wind outside and the drying effects of heating indoors, winter weather can wreak havoc on skin and hair—resulting in irritation, inflammation, itchiness, dullness, weakness and beyond. While plenty of these issues can be aided with improving one’s diet and hydration inside the body, there are also countless products that can help buff, puff, nourish and soothe on the outside. Here we …

Synbiotic Polyamine Shampoo

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your scalp (in turn, your hair) but VENN’s Synbiotic Polyamine Shampoo is like nothing else we have used. The brand’s proprietary combination of probiotics (Aspergillus Ferment, Bacillus Ferment, Saccharomyces Ferment and Lactobacillus Ferment) and prebiotic (Levan) helps to restore the scalp’s microbiome as well as nourish and protect the skin and hair. With a faint eucalyptus scent, it lathers up nicely, …