The Olsson Pro Stylists guide to washing your hair
Set the correct temperature
Wet the hair before applying Olsson Shampoo. Set the water temperature to warm. It needs to be warm enough to cut through any grease and oil that clings to your hair, but not too hot that it irritates the skin.
Be gentle, your hair is most vulnerable to breakages when it is wet.
Top tip: Detangle hair before showering, brushing from the lengths to the roots.
Wash from roots to tips
Place a small amount into your hand, a tablespoon is perfect for most people. Gently work the shampoo from the roots to the ends. Pay particular attention to the roots where the primary build-up of grease and oil remains. Olsson Shampoo does not create a traditional lather, resist the urge to scrunch the hair or rotate in a circular motion – this can create knots. If your hair is particularly dirty/greasy, repeat this step as desired.
Top tip: To avoid damaging your hair, smooth the hair in the direction of the cuticle (downwards).
Condition and rinse
Olsson Shampoo's (Volume and Normal/Dry) are free from silicones, so if your hair is prone to knoting we recommend applying the Sensitive Conditioner to detangle your locks and provide a healthy shine. Your sensitive scalp will also thank you, for the soothing inclusion of Aloe Vera.
Rinse your hair throroughly, then rinse again with cooler (not cold) water.
Top tip: Deep condition by combing the Conditioner through to the ends and leaving for up to 3 minutes prior to rinsing.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Our haircare experts have designed all Olsson products specifically for those who live with sensitivities like asthma and allergies, avoiding key allergens such as colour, perfume and other ingredients thought to trigger allergic reactions. It has been recommended by the Asthma Allergy Nordic and Allergy UK, so you can be sure it’s safe to use if you have asthma.
I find my scalp gets itchy and irritated usually often after shampooing, so will Olsson products help?
Olsson products have been designed to be extra gentle on hair and scalp as they have been formulated without any of the key and known irritants such as colour, fragrance and parabens. We’ve added Aloe Vera which is known to have a soothing effect on irritated scalps so you should feel a difference to your scalp, even after one shampoo.
The skin on our body and scalp is constantly shedding and being replaced, and when we shower or take a bath, dead skin is washed away. On the scalp, it’s removed during shampooing and rinsing - if you have a sensitive scalp it can become irritated by perfumes which can cause dryness leading to dandruff. Olsson haircare will deeply cleanse your scalp with minimal risk of irritation.
Yes. You can get your hands on 3ml of Shampoo (Normal/Dry) and 3ml of Conditioner for the purpose of a patch test for your personal sensitivities. You can find this here.
Please refer to each product for a full and complete list of ingredients. If you have a specific question that isn't answered here, please get in touch.
No. The Olsson haircare collection does not contain any parabens.
Yes. We can confirm that our collection does not contain either of these ingredients. Limonene and linalool are usually found in fragrances, which we exclude from our formulas.
Yes. We can confirm that our collection is suitable for someone who lives with a nut allergy.
No. The Olsson haircare collection does not contain EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid).
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) is created through a different process to that of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It uses a process called ethoxylation where ethylene oxide is added to change the makeup of the compound. This process means SLES is much more gentle and ideal for use on both hair and skin. It doesn’t strip the epidermis of any excess moisture, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and nourished.
Contact allergy to sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) has been reported, but there is no scientific evidence supporting that SLES should be a carcinogen. The Olsson Haircare range uses SLES in quantities within the safe ranges established by scientific and regulatory agencies. Additionally, our shampoo and conditioner are recommended by Allergy UK and Asthma Allergy Nordic.
Yes, with one exception. The styling wax is not considered vegan friendly.
Absolutely. Our haircare collection has a gentle, yet powerful formulation that is suitable for the entire family.
I have used non-scented, 'free from' products before but don’t feel they clean effectively. What makes Olsson different?
Olsson haircare has been developed for those wanting a no-compromise solution to allergy-safe cleansing and styling. Working to reduce the number of known irritants such as fragrances, colourants and sulfates to create a gentle, yet high-performance collection that effectively cleanses hair and scalp. The formulation has been approved by salon professionals and leading stylists who certify the ranges powerful cleansing and styling properties. Equally, recommended by Asthma Allergy Nordic and Allergy UK, so you can be assured it’s suitability for the most sensitive souls.
Olsson is mild enough to use on all hair types and is especially suitable for colour treated and processed hair. Salon approved, loved by professional stylists and haircare professionals nationwide.
No. None of our ingredients, components parts that we or our suppliers use have been tested on animals.
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Should I patch test?
Even if you don’t have allergy-prone sensitive skin, it’s important to patch test any new personal care products so to avoid any reactions.
If your skin is at all sensitive or you live with eczema, psoriasis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, topical steroid withdrawal, or general scalp sensitivity then it’s probably something you're used to.
Discover the Olsson DUO Patch Test, with free delivery included. Discover if our Allergy UK approved haircare is suitable for you. We understand that sensitivity isn't straightforward. Even if you're confident, it's always a good precaution to take when trying new products as sensitivities often through person and formulations.
How to patch test
Use a cotton bud to dab a small amount (no more than pea sized) of the product onto your skin in an innocuous place, for example behind your ear or at the nape of your neck.
Wait 24 to 48 hours before checking for a reaction to either of the products. If irritation occurs, do not use the product.
Duo Patch Test
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