All About Suna, Our Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo

Like your shampoo and conditioner, an exfoliating scalp shampoo should be a shower essential. Deeply yet gently exfoliating your scalp at least once a week is essential for healthy hair and hair growth, especially if you use products with silicones, use dry shampoo or go extended periods of time between washes.  Why? Without regular exfoliation  buildup of sebum, dry shampoo, products and environmental pollution accrues; blocking hair follicles, leading to stunted growth, irritation, flakes and other conditions. 

Scalp exfoliation removes dead skin cells to  encourage cell turnover which may help hair grow faster and stronger. Additionally, if you use a scalp serum, products will penetrate the epidermis better if there isn’t a layer of build-up sitting on your scalp.  The rules you apply to your face, also apply to your scalp.  Would you go 5 days without washing your face, applying makeup and then expect your skincare ritual to be effective? No. 

Keep reading to learn all about our award-winning exfoliating scalp shampoo, Suna.

What’s the best scalp exfoliator?

Finding a well-formulated exfoliating shampoo can be challenging, but luckily, we’ve made it easy for you It took our team years to develop Suna because we wanted it to perform the hard-to-achieve balancing act of deeply cleansing while also nourishing and hydrating the scalp. All without using the traditional exfoliator seen in most other products, salt. We also wanted Suna’s scent to have an uplifting, yet soothing sensorial experience, so when you step into your shower to use Suna not only is your scalp being cleansed, but the aromatherapy is cleansing your mind as well.   

Suna’s ingredients

Most importantly, like all Reverie products, Suna is formulated with high-performance, active ingredients and without sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances.

The star ingredient in Suna is rhassoul clay extract, which is formed from volcanic ash in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Praised for its clarifying abilities, rhassoul clay works to lift and remove buildup, dead skin cells, and debris from your scalp for a clean slate. We intentionally chose rhassoul clay over salt for our scrub. While salt is a great exfoliator, it is also rough and can strip hair of its moisture. That’s why your scalp can often feel tight  after you use a scalp scrub. Hibiscus flower extract also acts as a natural AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) to gently exfoliate, as well improve moisture retention. 

Suna contains our complex of five fermented essential minerals that help to stimulate cellular reproduction. Major elements of magnesium and silicon and micronutrients of zinc, copper, and iron, work immediately to enhance the scalp’s barrier function, decrease stress-related factors, and increase cellular energy. These nutrients penetrate the scalp and hair, resulting in smoother hair and deeply nourished scalp. Our complex has been proven to reduce frizz while significantly increasing smoothness, shine, and softness.

Now for the moisture: To ensure your scalp and strands leave the shower feeling hydrated, we infused Suna with sodium hyaluronate, which is a smaller form of hyaluronic acid that provides even deeper moisture. Not only does sodium hyaluronate keep your scalp hydrated, it helps draw and lock in moisture on your scalp. This helps your scalp retain an ideal moisture balance  to help soothe any dryness or irritation.

We infused Suna with a soft yet bright and woodsy scent that contains notes of spearmint, spruce and hinoki. We wanted to create an oasis in your shower and ensure the scent delicately fades away into the background of your life.

The Suna experience

We encourage using Suna at least once a week for maintenance, and if you’re dealing with a dry and itchy scalp or overproduction of oil, try alternating washes with Suna You can use Suna as a pre-shampoo before your regular shampoo or in place of your shampoo.  

To effectively use Suna, here are our best practices to follow:  

- Apply Suna in sections around a very wet scalp - think both sides, crown and nape.  It’s important to apply Suna directly to the scalp for maximum benefit.  Using your finger to help separate hair from the scalp is an easy way to achieve this.   , 

- Add more water to your scalp to help spread and lather Suna. 

- Massage Suna into the scalp using your fingertips. Take your time to really massage your scalp; not only will this help Suna work, but you get the added bonus of stimulating blood flow to your follicles.  Better yet, massage Suna in with the Buff Massaging Scalp Brush. Made of 100% silicone with massaging cones that strike the perfect balance of not being too soft or too hard, we made this brush to pair with Suna to help remove stubborn buildup and increase blood circulation to follicles.

- Once you’ve massaged Suna into the scalp for at least one minute, then you’re ready to rinse. What you don’t want to do is put your head under the shower and rinse for 10 seconds hoping for the best. This goes for Suna or regular shampoo and conditioner.  You have to spend a good minute rinsing your hair and massaging Suna off the scalp to ensure the most effective cleansing experience. 

- Finish with Conditioner or Eros Resurrection Mask if your hair is in need of deeper conditioning. For finer strands that are not dry or damaged, you could skip the rinse off conditioner and opt for Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-in Treatment instead.

Trust us, once your hair dries, you’ll be amazed at the volume and how clean it feels - cleaner than your regular shampoo experience. And after you continuously incorporate Suna into your ritual, prepare to be shocked at how consistently healthy looking and feeling your hair is.