22nd January 2021

The Inkey List Haircare Overview

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When The Inkey List announced they were launching a new category I would have bet good money on it being bodycare. To my mind it seemed like the most obvious after skincare, right?  Well I was wrong-  It was haircare!

I expected they would launch with rinse off shampoos and conditioners, especially because their skin cleansers have been so well recieved. Nope. Sticking to their brand DNA, they focused on treatments. These initially launched in Spring 2020 with 8 products, 3 Scalp Treatments and 5 Hair Treatments. All of which are Vegan, Cruelty Free and in fully recyclable packaging (Oh hi aluminium canisters- nice move).

I thought these were all styling products, combined with treatment ingredients and whilst that remains true for some of them, some of these are best used as wash out treatments or even as boosters to your existing haircare routine.

Here is the breakdown…

The Scalp Treatments

I love these. Accessible scalp treatments can be hard to find but by focusing on three key concerns, The Inkey List have found a solution for three major scalp concerns. Don’t be fooled by the smaller packaging, these are all 50ml, though I wish they came with a more effective nozzle applicator to pinpoint the product directly into the scalp.

Salicylic Acid Scalp Treatment

A pre wash treatment or booster for oily or itchy scalps. Great if you struggle with product build up. Leave in for 10 minutes before shampooing twice a week and your scalp will feel revived, refreshed and calm again. My favourite of the range (I’m already on my second bottle!).


Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment

A overnight treatment for thinning hair. Great for encouraging hair growth by stimulating the scalp. Massage into your scalp and sleep with this in overnight, shampoo out the next day if needed and use daily for 3 months.

Amino Acid Scalp Treatment

Another overnight treatment, but this time for those showing early signs of graying. Great for preventing and treating the volume of graying hairs. Massage into your scalp and sleep with this in overnight, shampoo out the next day if needed and use daily for 4 months.

The Hair Treatments

The Inkey List Hair Treatments are closer to traditonal hairstyling products and quicker to incorporate into our daily routines.


The Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment

This post wash styler or booster is for you if your hair needs hydration (literally everyone!). It calms down any flyaways and nips frizz in the bud without weighing the hair down. Best after styling like a typical hair serum. Winner.

The Peptide Volumizing Hair Treatment

Another post wash styler and booster, this is for fine hair wanting a thicker mane or those wanting a boost of volume and body. Best used before blowdrying to add movement to the hair.


Vitamin C Brightening Hair Treatment

Slightly richer in texture, this post wash hair serum is for those with damaged and dull hair. Best used after hot tools to add a boost of glossy shine.

Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment

A non greasy, yet nourishing oil that is brilliant post wash. Use it on dry hair, avoiding the scalp blowdry the hair or to add shine to the mid length and ends.

Chia Seed Curl Defining Hair Treatment

The only styling cream in the range is best for curly hair looking to enhance their curls. This can be used on wet or dry hair and helps to retain and add moisture, while strengthening the hair and as a result increasing curl longevity.

And that’s all from the Haircare range at the Inkey list… for now! There is some more information coming on the PCA bond repair hair treatment coming tomorrow, so keep an eye out if you’re curious to know what the newest addition is all about…


The Inkey List is Cruelty Free and available at Selfridges, Cult Beauty, Boots, Sephora US and Shoppers Drug Mart Canada,  in addition to their own website where you can AskINKEY for specific product related support.

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