Take a small amount on your fingertip then massage gently into the scalp – it’s not really for the hair so try and be careful to apply it directly to your scalp. Leave it for about 20 mins then rinse out carefully, before shampooing and conditioning.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
Super Scalp Treatment
Itchy, dandruff-ridden scalps are a literal pain. When the scale builds up on the scalp and can't be removed by shampoo, this is the scalp treatment you need. LUSH co-founder Mark Constantine is a trained trichologist (student of all things hair) and has come up with this supremely soothing ointment of coconut oil, candelilla wax and salicylic acid (formed naturally from meadowsweet) to soothe and moisturize scalp while softening and ridding hair of loose flakes. For anyone with a dry, troubled scalp. You won't want to use anything else.
- Feeling blue? Chamomile blue oil soothes irritated scalps. The balm is actually a dull blue from the chamomile blue content!
- Suitable for vegans: With no animal by-products, this scalp treatment is suitable for vegans.
- Lovely lavender: We use lavender extensively throughout our hair and skin products for its relaxing, cleansing and soothing qualities
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsExtra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera) , Salicylic Acid , Rose Wax (Rosa damascena) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia) , Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) , *Limonene , *Linalool , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , Fragrance
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Q:How long does this product usually last before a person has to buy another?Asked on 2/10/2015 by AmBam from St. Clair Shores, Mi
A:Since you use such a small amount of the product each time it is applied, it would last quite a long time. The shelf life is 14 months, but it would generally depend on how often you use it.Answered on 2/12/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
Q:My husband gets extremely dry flaky patches in his beard? Would this product help that, or would you recommend another?Asked on 11/10/2014 by Jess
A:Superbalm works wonders for treating dry and flaky scalps, but it is not necessarily recommended for use on the face. We are extremely excited about a new product that will be launched shortly called Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash. It's a pineapple juice cleanser with enzymes to deeply cleanse and digest flaky skin underneath beards. It also has almond and jojoba oils to condition the beard and moisturize the skin. We hope to launch it within the next few weeks!Answered on 11/12/2014 by Rene
Q:Which shampoo is recommended to get this product out of the hair?Asked on 9/12/2014 by Lil
A:Since Superbalm is made out liquid waxes you need something that is particularly effective breaking those down. Try our enzyme packed I Love Juicy or BIG shampoos!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Can this product be used if you did a Keratin treatment?Asked on 6/21/2014 by Na
A:We always recommend checking with the stylist that applied your Keratin treatment to ensure that you are using what is best for your hair. We list the ingredients on the product, in our catalogs, and on our website for reference if there are certain ingredients you are advised to avoid.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have scalp psoriasis and am debating between Superbalm and Hair Doctor. Do you have a suggestion for which to use? I am worried about the wax in Superbalm as it seems like it would be difficult to get out of my hair.
Also, if I do go with Superbalm, would heating it slightly have any negative influence on its effectiveness? I currently do an overnight treatment with pure coconut oil and I have found that melting it with a hair dryer makes it a lot easier to apply to my scalp. Would Superbalm behave similarly?Asked on 1/15/2014 by Anonymous
A:Both the Superbalm and the Hair Doctor treatments are lovely and soothing for the scalp! The rose wax and candelilla wax in Superbalm both melt easily at body temperature, so the temperature of the water you use to wash it out of your hair should be more than sufficient to get it all out!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I warm it in my hands - it works great.Answered on 1/15/2014 by Anonymous
A:I don't know anything about Hair Doctor, but Superbalm did wash out
fine. It just didn't help my problem at the time, which was scalp acne
combined with occasioanl dandruff (which I beleive to be genetic form
overactive skin cells rather than bacteria or fungus). Bothproblems have
recently been solved using Lush's Daddy-O shampoo, and washing less
frequently.Answered on 1/15/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've fought with flaky scalp for years and Superbalm has been my savior. I
can't speak to Hair Doctor because I haven't used it.
As for getting it out of your hair, if you watch the video on the site,
they suggest rubbing in shampoo into your DRY hair that's been treated with
superbalm. When your hair isn't wet, the shampoo can bond to the superbalm
a little easier, and it's easier to wash out. I find I still have to
shampoo one more time after this to really get it out, but it's worth the
extra effort. I only have to treat me scalp about once a week, maybe less.Answered on 1/15/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is this safe to use on children? My son had really bad cradle cap when he was a baby, now that he's 5 he gets dandruff. I would prefer to use a natural product instead of the on-the-shelf options. Is this safe for him to use (with supervision of course)? Thanks in advance!Asked on 1/8/2014 by ATL Mommy from Atlanta, GA
A:Superbalm should be fine to use on your son, but your pediatrician would have the final say on that, so it's a good idea to check the ingredient list with them to make sure that your son doesn't have any special sensitivities to any of them!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I bought this for my son who is 14 and has autism. He had really bad cradle cap (dandruff). Any shampoo I use gets in his eyes, so I was worried about using a dandruff shampoo. This is so thick and hard to rinse out, it did not work for us. I am currently using Selsun Blue and it is working out great, I try to rinse fast so it doesn’t irritate his eyes. Hope this helps.Answered on 1/8/2014 by Anonymous
Q:It says to leave on 20 min, could you leave it on longer? Say...overnight? Or will that cause issues?Asked on 5/30/2013 by Sam from Newington,ct
A:When our product creators designed the product, they found that leaving it on for 20 minutes was the optimal time to get the most effect out of the product. Everyone one is different, but we do just recommend leaving it on for the suggested amount of time!Answered on 9/24/2013 by Anonymous
Q:It's so difficult to get this directly on my scalp! No matter how hard I try, it's mostly going on my hair! How can I really get it into my scalp so I don't waste it so much?Asked on 5/18/2013 by Katelyn
A:We know it can be a little bit difficult to avoid getting Superbalm on the hair, but we find that some customers find success with parting the hair in sections and then applying the product along the part line!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Is this Gluten Free?Asked on 5/11/2013 by SB from IN
A:Superbalm is technically gluten free; however, we do use wheat or gluten-related ingredients in many of our products, and our products are made in a facility where wheat and gluten ingredients are present. If there is a severe allergy to gluten, we could not guarantee our products would be safe to use.Answered on 9/25/2013 by Laura C from LUSH Direct
Q:should i use superbalm on wet or dry hair?Asked on 3/28/2013 by tally from CA
A:Superbalm should be applied to scalp when the hair is dry because it is meant to be rinsed out afterwards before you shampoo and condition. Take a small amount on your fingertip then massage gently into the scalp. Try to avoid getting it on your hair, as its benefits are for the scalp. Leave it for about 20 minutes then rinse it out before you shampoo and condition.Answered on 5/10/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I suggest using it on dry hair due to the oily nature of Superbalm. That way it has a chance to get soaked up and into the dry scalp. If your hair and scalp are wet, I don't see this product being able to work its magic as intended. I use it about 10-15 minutes before I know I will be jumping into the shower and wash it out with my normal shampoo (and conditioner later).Answered on 4/20/2013 by NouveauHippy from Los Angeles, CA
Q:How often may I use superbalm? Do you recommend using it everyday?Asked on 2/10/2013 by Kay48
A:It's best to leave at least a day or two between treatments to give your scalp a bit of a break, as well as a chance to take in the effects of the treatment!Answered on 9/13/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:do you need to have wet hair to use this product?Asked on 1/27/2013 by m
A:It is best to use Superbalm on a dry scalp, as you will want to shampoo and condition to wash it out after the application.Answered on 3/8/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I know it is not supposed to go in the hair, but some may get on my hair when I am putting it on my scalp. Is it safe for color treated hair?Asked on 1/25/2013 by Sally from Charlotte, NC
A:Superbalm does not contain any ingredients that will compromise color treated hair so if it does come in contact with the hair, not to worry! We recommend trying to focus on the scalp rather than the hair simply because it is formulated to treat issues at a scalp level.Answered on 3/19/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Does my hair need to be wet or do I do this on dry hair? I got it for christmas and I dont have a flacky scalp, what should I see from this product?Asked on 12/28/2012 by Anonymous
A:It is best to use Superbalm on a dry scalp, as you will want to shampoo and condition to wash it out after the application. The product is meant to aid any type of scalp issues, whether it be irritations, dandruff, dryness or itchiness.Answered on 3/7/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:What's the main difference between this and the Snake Oil bar as far as results go? Which one should I buy?Asked on 12/12/2012 by Emily from Paris, TX
A:Snake Oil contains Cade oil (which gives it a strong campfire-like scent) and really targets the microbials responsible for causing dandruff. While Superbalm contains a number of ingredients to help soothe, moisturize, and calm the scalp, it does not contain the very effective (but a bit smelly) Cade oil. Also, Snake Oil comes in solid form and requires you to melt it on your fingertips before application, while the Superbalm is a paste-like consistency and can be applied straight out of the pot.Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have a few questions. First, the instructions say to leave the product on for 20 minutes and then "rinse out". Do we just rinse or actually shampoo/condition?
Also, how often would you recommend to use this product?Asked on 12/12/2012 by Kathie from Tempe, AZ
A:With Superbalm, we suggest leaving it on for about 20 minutes then rinsing it out before shampooing and conditioning. We recommend shampooing and conditioning after use to ensure that there is no residue left in the hair.
Frequency of use differs from person to person, but we would suggest starting with once per week, and increasing use if need be.Answered on 3/7/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct