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December 03, 2023 2 min read

We always get this question this time of year.  "What's the best shampoo for winter?"

This is the only time that we say "Run... don't walk."

After all, winter is rough on skin and hair.  Outside it is cold and windy, inside we have dry heat and blow drying.  The combination results in unique challenges for scalp, skin, and hair.  Environmental stressors can tip the balance - even people with "normal" skin can find themselves moving into the sensitive skin area.  

The goal with sensitive skin is to help it stay strong and resilient before it gets damaged and irritated.  Once your scalp gets dry and cracked, it is harder to restore it. The same goes for your hair - a broken strand takes a long time to recover.

That's why the key to winter scalp and hair care is about nourishing and strengthening your body's natural systems:

  • Look for natural ingredients that nourish and protect your skin and scalp, avoid harsh detergent based cleansers and fragrance
  • Use natural plant based oils to build hair resilience and protect scalp and skin from the elements
  • Change how you use products to match the season. For example, instead of rinsing out all of your conditioner, leave in a small amount to nourish and protect your hair all day.

Looking for products that will do this for you?  

Start with ANTIDOTE Nettle Shampoo - its hypoallergenic formula has all the goodies that make ANTIDOTE products great without artificial fragrance or color.

Nettle Sensitive Shampoo provides a gentle and soothing experience for those with sensitive scalps. Enriched with the power of nettle, sage, and olive oil, this shampoo offers a unique formula that caters to the specific needs of sensitive hair and scalps.

  • Nettle is renowned for its calming properties, which helps to alleviate itchiness and irritation, promoting a healthier scalp.
  • Sage is great for its balancing qualities, which work to regulate oil production, ensuring that your hair stays refreshed.

The ingredients in ANTIDOTE Nettle Shampoo provide a harmonious blend that nurtures your scalp and hair from roots to the tips. This shampoo is thoughtfully crafted with natural and organic ingredients, making it suitable for even the most sensitive scalps. 

  • Hypo-allergenic, Unscented
  • Gentle sulfate-free cleanser cleans without drying out hair + scalp
  • Organic nettle and sage reduce scalp inflammation
  • Organic olive oil naturally nourishes, controlling frizz and flyaways. Safe for color-treated or processed hair. 

If your scalp feels sensitive this season, you're not alone.  Did you know that according to the National Institutes of Health, 45% of people report "having 'sensitive' or 'very sensitive' skin." The study also found that "there was no significant difference related to geographic localization, age, or ethnic distribution." Most of us describe our sensitivity as resulting in dry skin with "higher skin reactivity to cosmetics and various environmental factors."

Winter challenged hair and scalp is why we developed ANTIDOTE 1848 Nettle Shampoo and Conditioner.

We've excluded ingredients known to trigger sensitivities like fragrance, sulfates, parabens, and harsh detergents - and added ingredients to soothe, heal, and protect.

ANTIDOTE Nettle Shampoo is hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free, and sulfate-free.  After all, beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp, and happy follicles. 

SIMPLICITY TIP:  ANTIDOTE Nettle Shampoo is safe enough to use as a body wash.

Happy Winter!


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