Hair: getting to the root of the matter

By Sophie Gridley



You’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking, talking (hey, if you’re me, writing) about your hair – is it thick enough, is it the right colour, does it need washing, should you switch shampoos...? But I’ll put money on the fact that you’ve been ignoring your scalp. And it could just hold the key to your best-ever hair.


I learnt all this when I popped down to the Phyto counter in Selfridges this week. My consultant Leanne burrowed a camera into my hair to take super close-up shots of my scalp while I stared at the images on a screen, utterly horrified and yet totally transfixed. The diagnosis? A little bit dry, a little bit sensitive and rather prone to oiliness. From this Leanne drew me up a Phyto prescription (it’s not a brand you can just dive into without a bit of hand-holding) – something to rebalance my scalp, something to protect my colour and my favourite, Phyto 7, a day cream for hair to help with dryness.

If you fancy taking a closer look at your hair Phyto’s international trainers will be offering scalp consultations at their counter in Selfridges until today – there’s no charge and you’ll get a free gift when you buy two products. To book, call 020 7089 7004.
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