Every woman dreams of healthy, strong, and shiny hair whether she prefers it long or short. Mostly, in our haircare routine, we put a lot of focus on the ends and hair length to keep it soft and hydrated. But, do you focus as much on the scalp? Our scalp needs extra care, especially with all the factors that can cause it damage like product buildup, pollution, poor eating habits, and stress.
Before we dive into what you need to do for a cleaner, healthier scalp let’s first know the signs of an unhealthy scalp:
• Dandruff and flakiness
• Excessive Hair loss
• Unpleasant odor
How to take care of your scalp?
1. Scalp scrub: Just like how we need to do facial scrub to get rid of dead skin cells, our scalp needs a scrub too to promote hair growth. Pollution, sweat, and product buildup can clog your hair follicles which will lead to hair loss as well as dandruff and itchiness. A scalp scrub will refresh your scrub and allow it to breathe.
2. Use gentler hair products. Try as much as you can to steer away from too many chemicals in your hair product and switch to gentler ingredients. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos that will clean your hair without stripping it from natural oils. Also, steer away from silicones in conditioners and other products to prevent buildup.
3. Massage your scalp. You can either use a scalp massager or the inversion method. By hanging your head upside down and massaging your scalp you boost blood flow to this area promoting hair growth. Repeat this method on a daily basis.
4. Nourish your scalp. Deep conditioning treatment is needed to keep your scalp nourished and healthy. There are several types of hair masks each targeting different problems such as hydrating for dry scalp or soothing for irritated scalp. If you suffer from dandruff, steer away from hair oiling.
5. Eat healthy food and stay hydrated. You can try as many hair products as you want, but if you are not eating healthy food nothing will really work. Make sure your meals are rich in all the vitamins and nutrients your body. Also, drinking enough water is very important to keep hair dehydration at bay and to prevent hair breakage and damage.