Revitalize Your Scalp in a Healthy Way
We hear a lot about the importance of hair care. But we can’t neglect the significance of scalp care. Too many people spend time and money focusing on dry and damaged hair, thin or lifeless hair, hair breakage and split ends. However, scalp health is tremendously important because it affects the health of our hair follicles, which in turn impacts the health of your hair.
There are many ways to take care of your scalp to help you have more beautiful, healthier hair.
Here are some pro tips for taking care of your scalp the right way:
Brush your hair.
This sounds simple, but properly brushing your hair ever day helps remove impurities, product residue and waste materials such as uric acid crystals that tend to build up on the scalp. You also naturally condition your hair by brushing it, as this act spreads around the oils our scalps naturally produce
Use a clarifying shampoo.
It’s great to wash your hair with a gentle shampoo every two to three days to clean the scalp and remove excess oil, buildup and impurities deposited near the roots. But using a clarifying shampoo once a week (or once a month if you have less oily hair or don’t use a lot of hair products) will also help remove hard water mineral deposits, chlorine from swimming and other impurities. It also will safely remove chemical residue and build-up from styling products, while helping prevent breakage.
Use a great conditioner, but avoid your scalp.
Whether you have colored hair, limp hair, dry hair or damaged hair, consider using both a rinse out condition and a deep conditioning leave-in treatments. Conditioners help softens your hair for a shiny, silky smooth finish. But you should only use conditioner from mid-length to the ends of your hair — avoiding your scalp and roots. Applying conditioner to your scalp will make your hair may look limp and greasy once it dries.
Try essential oils.
For an extra treat, try massaging in essential oils two to three times a week to achieve a specific benefits. Lavender and peppermint oil can speed up hair growth. Horsetail plant oil improves hair growth speed and strength, along with potentially reducing dandruff. Tea tree oil has powerful cleansing, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Ylang-ylang oil is ideal for those with dry scalps. Thyme oil can actively prevent hair loss. Coconut oil, mustard oil and Moroccan argan oil are also very popular.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Pay attention to any changes in your scalp and hair to keep achieving great hair!