Inkey List hair care range cheap

The Inkey List launches affordable hair care range – and one serum promises to REVERSE your grey hair

8th June 2020 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Having recently discovered just how good The Inkey List’s skincare range is – after using its Recipe Builder during lockdown – the brand has now released a range of super affordable hair care products. 

It makes sense for skincare brands to release hair care lines because so much of having strong and healthy hair comes from how you look after your scalp. 

As you can read in our guides on how to manage hair loss and how to make hair grow faster, it doesn’t matter how many serums you put on the ends of your hair, if you’re not paying similar attention at the roots, you’re fighting a losing battle. 

This is because blood vessels across your scalp help produce the cells that cause hair to grow through the skin. Once the hair passes through the skin, it’s dead so it pays to look after the cells that develop this hair before it even becomes visible.

READ NEXT: How to make hair grow faster

What’s more, the follicles in your scalp from which the hairs grow control everything from how long your hair grows to whether its curly or straight.

As hair grows, it gets heavier and pulls on these follicles until they can’t hold it any more and it falls out. The more these follicles are looked after, the stronger and longer your hair can become. 

And is where scalp tonics and treatments come in. 

“Scalp is skin,” said The Inkey List’s co-founder Colette Laxton.”As such it needs attention and care. [With our hair care range] we have focused on using some of the most classic ingredients and given them a twist for hair and scalp care.”

As a result, many of The Inkey List’s hair care range contains ingredients you may be familiar with. The kinds of ingredients you find in everyday toners, moisturisers and serums.


The Inkey List hair care range

Below we’ve listed each of the Inkey List hair products, how they work and what benefits they’ll bring to your hair care routine. 

At the time of writing, the full range is exclusively available from Cult Beauty


Amino Acid Anti Gray Scalp Treatment

£14.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Grey hair

With 1% Darkenyl, this scalp treatment promises to reactivate pigment in your follicles and ward against grey hair, alongside the same 1% Betaine found in the Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment, to nourish and soften, and 1% panthenol to maintain moisture levels. 

This is an overnight treatment which The Inkey List very boldly claims that it not only helps to pre-empt but restore loss of pigment.

This claim is backed up clinical trials, in which white and grey hair was reduced by at much as 56% when used consistently for four months. 

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Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

£11.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Stressed-out itchy and flaky scalps  

This treatment contains 2% salicylic acid to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and impurities from the scalp, while a 2.5% concentration of FluidPure 8G helps soothe redness and calm irritation. A 1% concentration of panthenol then helps to maintain moisture levels for smooth lengths. 

Salicylic acid is a common exfoliator and is often found in anti-dandruff products. 

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Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment

£14.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Thinning hair and hair loss

Clinically proven to reduce and prevent hair loss, this overnight hair treatment uses 1% caffeine powder to increase blood flow and invigorate stem cells, while 1% Redensyl and 1% Betaine help the hair to grow soft, silky and well-nourished. 

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Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Hair Treatment

£9.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Dry, frizzy hair

Hyaluronic acid has become a skincare staple. Produced naturally in our bodies, its main function is to help our skin, eyes and connective tissues retain moisture. When applied topically, it similarly helps restore and retain moisture in your skin.

The Inkey List’s Hydrating Hair Treatment does similar for your scalp and hair. It coats your hair without weighing it down and its 2% concentration of Resisthyal helps maximise shine and prevent breakages. Other ingredients include 1% Betaine to soften and 1% panthenol to furher hydrate. 

FURTHER READING: The truth about the acids in your skincare

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Peptide Volumizing Hair Treatment

£9.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Fine, lifeless hair

This hair treatment helps add volume and bounce to fine, lifeless hair through the use of 2% Keranutri, a compound which increases the thickness of hair, alongside 2% ACB Pisum Sativum Peptide which works to “fatten” each strand.

The Inkey List claims that this lightweight serum “not only makes hair appear fuller but thickens each fibre to maximise body and help fine or flyaway lengths to look lustrous.”

It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free and is free from silicones, phthalates, sulphates, SLS, mineral oil, essential oils, alcohols and fragrance. You can read more about why this is important in our guide to clean beauty.

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Chia Seed Curl Defining Hair Treatment

£7.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Curly hair

Developed with curly hair in mind, the vegan Chia Seed Curl Defining Hair Treatment makes styles look more defined by separate curls.

It contains 2% Procutigen Bond, which helps to hold your style while protecting your strands against chemical damage; 1% Mirustyle CP which tames frizz and keeps your curls bouncy; and 0.5% Phytanriol which reduces breakages. 

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Vitamin C Brightening Hair Treatment

£7.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Dull, damaged, frizzy hair

In the same way Vitamin C can help brighten dull-looking skin, this hair treatment is best for dull, damaged hair. 

It contains 0.5% VCIP – which is a specific type of Vitamin C that comes in the form of oil – to repair damaged lengths and split ends, alongside 2% Lustreplex, which reduces frizz and makes your hair look more shiny by protecting it from humidity.

It also contains 1% Betaine to soften and nourish without silicones. 

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Shea Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment

£9.99 | Buy now from Cult Beauty

Best suited for: Damaged hair prone to breakages

Due to the presence of Shea Oil, this treatment nourishes and replenishes hair without leaving it greasy or limp. 

It wraps and conditions each strand with shea in the form of 10% Lipex Shealight and 5% jojoba oil.

This treatment works by mimicking the body’s own oils to help strengthen compromised hair, especially if it tends to break when you brush it. 

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