Here2Grow helps develop scalp therapy product Haircalma

Award-winning contract formulation specialist, Here2Grow, has recently worked with leading trichologist, Iain Sallis, director of the Hairmedic Clinic, which specialises in clinical hair and scalp problems. The collaboration has resulted in the development of a unique scalp therapy system consisting of shampoo and conditioner products known as Haircalma.

To tackle common scalp issues encountered by patients, Hairmedic had been actively developing its scalp therapy products by working in collaboration with formulation laboratories and manufacturers. However, with different active and incompatible ingredients, the formulations created were unstable. Here2Grow was therefore approached by Iain Sallis to see if another solution could help reach a successful conclusion and create an effective shampoo and conditioner with hypoallergenic properties.

A wide array of ingredient combinations were trialled and tested by Here2Grow over 2½ years. During this phase, the most viable prototypes were submitted to Hairmedic for evaluation and feedback. In the latter stages of development, an official clinical study was performed, during which the feel, foam, texture performance, viscosity, odour, colour, sustainable ingredient levels, physical microbiological stability and ingredient compatibility were balanced against each other. In the final stage, the formulation was put through a safety assessment process, including the evaluation of toxicity, with the resulting formulation benefiting both oily and dry scalps, significantly reducing dandruff, itching and hyperseborrhea, and addressing the efficacy of anti-fungal activity.

“Throughout this challenging project, Henry always maintained a positive outlook, knew exactly what he was doing and was excellent at problem-solving and what to utilise to get the desired result,” said Hairmedic’s Iain Sallis. “We now have a product that does exactly what we want it to, and the feedback so far has been fantastic. Here2Grow has provided us with an effective and efficient one-stop-shop, ranging from formulation, testing to regulatory support.”

Haircalma shampoo is available to buy at and the conditioner will be available very soon.