I have a sensitive scalp and it behaves very differently in different seasons for which I have tried and tested from few of the best luxury brands out there in the last few years. I have few favorites which performed well as compared to the hype around them and few of them which didn’t work well for me. I was a fan of this brand since I bought and used the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil reviewed here. I bought Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt last year and I am a fan of this one too. I bought the small packaging (CAD $24 excl taxes for 2.7oz/75ml) to give it a try and then this full-size big packaging (CAD $67 excl taxes for 8.33oz) was the result of my love with the product.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is described as a Purifying, Hydrating and soothing shampoo for sensitive scalps and oily roots. Sephora describes this as a purifying, moisturizing, and soothing scrub is the ideal detox treatment to remove product buildup and rebalance sensitive or oily scalps. It can also be used as a post-coloring treatment to relieve itchiness and remove chemical residues left on the scalp. Its original formula contains sea salt—a natural exfoliant—which eliminates impurities and supports natural blood circulation. The paste is enriched with a 100 percent plant-derived agent, which offers deep and long-lasting hydration to the scalp even after rinsing, leaving it soothed, rebalanced, and healthy. It is free of Paraben, Silicone, and colorants.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

It is advised to be used once or twice a week and I have used this every week for two months. At first, this product seems very different and difficult to use but once you get started, it seems easy and worth when you see the results. The first things I liked about this product is the idea of scrub for the scalp, I do have a lot of buildup from the styling products or when I have dandruff, it is just a mess (i know it is not the right way to describe my own hair but that is true).

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

I wet my hair, take a small amount, almost a teaspoon of this into the palm of my hand and massage it on my scalp gently. Then I add a very small amount of water and continue to massage gently, it lathers very nicely. Keep in mind the lather does feel different on the hands than the lather from other shampoos and soaps. Then I rinse thoroughly, yes it does take quite an effort to have this all out of hair. I apply a conditioning treatment to the length and ends of my hair.  I prefer to use Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil as they both work very well together. If not, any other conditioner works well with this.  After rinsing the conditioner thoroughly, yes I am done. Just want to mention here that the smell of this product is very fresh and lemony which I like. If used alone without any conditioner afterward, you will feel the hair a bit dry as it is a purifying shampoo.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

I have really liked the concept of a scalp and hair scrub and the after-results. My itchy, irritated and sensitive scalp feels calm, my dandruff stays at bay with regular use, and my hair does feel soft and shiny. This has been my second repurchase of this product and I hope to keep sticking to this one for my problem scalp. Also, I notice it does give a nice volume to hair which is a big yes for me.

Christophe Robin

If you are interested in reading my review about Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil, I have linked it in the first paragraph of this post. They do work well together and even separately. It is available for purchase at various international online merchandisers like Net-a-Porter and also at Sephora.

Have you tried a scrub for scalp? What do you use when your scalp is itchy, irritated or have product buildup?


  • Grace Lauder

    This sounds amazing! Great post ☺️

  • Renji Anooj

    this sounds amazing….I have used a srcub for scalp…It was quite drying initially…The second day after Washing my hair with conditioner, it turned back normal…The one I tried was L’Oréal Paris EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Sulfate Free Scalp Scrub

    • Thank you for reading, this is the first scrub for scalp that i tried and it worked like charm!

  • Have always gets about sea salt doing wonders.
    This is sure a proof of it.

    • Thank you for reading, it has changed the concept of a liquid shampoo product to a paste kind of sea salt that does work so good!

  • Teaspoon of Nose

    I love the idea of a scalp scrub: I actually don’t use shampoo (most shampoos are bad for curly hair), and part of the side effect of that is that I’m not scrubbing my scalp rubbing in the shampoo! So a product like this would be great for me. Thanks for passing this on!

  • I’ve never used scrub on my scalp before but I do use an all natural shampoo, massage my scalp for a while and rinse without leaving it on, it’s a pretty good remedy.

  • Tiffany Bailey

    I recently saw a tricologist just talking about the benefits of exfoliating your scalp and it’s something I have never done but I am definitely going to try! This sounds really great product.

  • Ankita

    Thank god it’s available at sephora, want to get mine!

  • Cait Taylor

    I love face scrubs but have never used a scalp one before!