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How to Layer 3 Scalp Care Essentials: Daily Haircare Routine

Looking for the secret to gorgeous hair? Discover a three-step daily scalp routine powered by the right ingredients to help you lay the foundations for your most beautiful hair.

Woman with blonde hair layering serums on scalp

Are you wondering how to care for your scalp but not sure where to start? AND, do you feel overwhelmed about which product to even apply first? Don’t worry – we got you! Discover GG’s beginner’s guide to layering scalp care products so you can get the most out of your daily hair care routine.

 

What is a daily hair care routine?

A daily hair care routine focuses on your hair AND scalp. An unhealthy scalp may be limiting your hairs true potential and lead to scalp issues, such as dry and flakey, hair thinning, irritated and red, or oily with buildup (you get the idea).

If you’re a novice to haircare, this is exactly where you should start – the scalp. Scalp care has gained momentum in recent years because it’s the backbone of hair growth. If you’re serious about embarking on a journey to beautiful, healthier-looking hair, you need to start at the beginning – because skincare shouldn’t stop at your hairline.

 

What is scalp care?

So, what is scalp care and how can you get a healthy scalp? Scalp care is using products that are kind, gentle and nourishing for your hair and scalp. If you’ve got symptoms of an unhappy scalp, look out for treatments that target that concern.

Unfortunately, our day-to-day stressors and environment can play havoc with our scalps. Nothing scuppers a great hair day like an unhappy scalp. Just as flawless make-up starts with healthy skin, a harmonious scalp environment lays the foundation for gorgeous growth and allows hair to flourish.

 

How to layer GG scalp care?

With many serums, oils and creams out there it can be confusing to know which one to apply first and when. Here at GG, we have an arsenal of products to hand to help you achieve your hair of dreams. But, why is layering important you ask? Layering achieves a scalp routine tailored to you and your hair.

When it comes to layering serums, tonics and treatments you don’t want to go overboard so they just sit on the hair follicles or scalp. By layering serums properly, where they have time to get absorbed into the scalp and hair, you will allow them to work together in harmony.

Think of it this way… our healthy hair tonic is your morning wake-up call, our 30-day booster provides targeted nutrients and our hair density serum is your stimulating coffee (all in a day’s work for gorgeous hair).

 

STEP 1: ENERGISING SCALP TONIC

Woman with curly blonde hair using the healthy hair tonic

For the first step in your daily haircare routine, start with our Energising Scalp Tonic for a reinvigorating and refreshing wake-up. This healthy hair tonic stimulates the scalp and refreshes your roots in just a few quick spritzes. Apply first thing in the morning and rise and shine to gorgeous hair, or use on-the-go for an instant energy boost. Our healthy hair tonic is formulated for all hair types.

What are the benefits to our healthy hair tonic? The energising scalp tonic makes hair feel strong, nourished and protected with moisture, appearing fuller and conditioned from root to tip.

Healthy scalp ingredients

  • Micro Algae stimulates the scalp to leave hair looking stronger and denser  
  • Multimineral Active promotes vitality and helps the scalp feel hydrated  
  • Spring Sea Water supports the skin barrier function for a healthier-looking scalp 
  • Kakadu plum extract, a source of Vitamin C, helps to re-energise the scalp  
  • Taurine Supercomplex helps the scalp feel invigorated, boosts hydration and energy  
  • Biotin and Caffeine encourage thicker, denser and healthier-looking hair 

STEP 2: BOOSTER TREATMENT

Five scalp care products for a daily hair care routine

After our healthy hair tonic has been applied, you can now layer your targeted booster. Our boosters can easily fit into your routine and can be used on towel-dried hair or dry hair. Start by applying up to 20 drops directly to your scalp and it will instantly deposit nourishment to leave your scalp feeling hydrated. Simply massage the product into your scalp so that it’s easily absorbed. These elixirs are lightweight and leave no residue.

As we mentioned before, outside aggressors and our lifestyle can play havoc with our tresses. That’s why we created four 30-day targeted treatments for a variety of scalp concerns. We know our hair goes through the motions, either by hot tools, styling products and changing weather conditions.

FLAT & OILY

Volumising Niacinamide 10% Booster + Prebiotic harnesses the multifunctional power of moisturising Niacinamide – also known as vitamin B3 – to hydrate, tackle the appearance of an oily scalp and restore volume at the roots.

DULL & DRY 

Stimulating Vitamin C 10% Booster + Prebiotic harnesses the reviving power of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C to help combat oxidative stress, stimulate roots and rejuvenate the appearance of your scalp. 

PRODUCT HEAVY & GREASY 

Purifying AHA 5% Booster + Prebiotic harnesses the clarifying power of Glycolic Acid, a gentle chemical exfoliant that eliminates excess product build-up, helps remove dead skin cells and refines the appearance of the scalp. Please avoid sun exposure.

DRY & SENSITIVE 

Soothing Cica Extract 25% Booster + Prebiotic harnesses the comforting power of antioxidant-rich Cica Extract – also known as Tiger Grass – to help relieve sensitivity, calm the appearance of redness and soothe with moisture for improved resilience.

STEP 3: HAIR DENSITY SERUM

Five bottles of the Hair Growth serum intense to increase growth

When it comes to layering serums, it’s best to opt for ones that are water based as they leave no greasy residue on the roots. We have two water base hair density serums that you can opt for depending on your hair condition. If you have noticeably thinning hair, we recommend our ultra-concentrated Hair Density Serum Intense for struggling strands, or if you’re looking to boost healthy density, we recommend our Hair Density Serum Original.

Start applying 20 drops directly to the scalp and gently massage in well, either on dry or damp hair. For easy application start dividing your hair into 4 sections and applying 5 drops from the pipette directly to the scalp for best distribution.

Healthy scalp ingredients

  • Caffeine 
  • Organic Pea Sprout Extract 
  • Chinese Scullcap, Soy, and Wheat Sprouts 
  • Biomimetic Peptide and Red Clover Extract 
  • Larch Tree and Green Tea 
  • Hyaluronic Acid 

For a full breakdown of the ingredients in our Hair Density Serums click here! 

Now you’ve got the lowdown on our beginner’s guide to layering serums, scalp treatments and tonics it’s time to level up your daily hair care routine with GG! 



Rosalind Roberts

Rosalind Roberts

Writer and expert

Roz is a brand content editor that loves all things haircare! She has a Master's degree in International Fashion Retailing & Multi-channel Marketing.