How To Maintain A Healthy Scalp
The secret to beautiful hair lies beyond your strands. Healthy hair starts with your scalp. Your scalp is likely the most important yet most neglected area of your hair ritual. Your scalp an extension of your skin. It needs to be cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized regularly. It's time to take control of the health of your scalp especially during the cool months of the year.
Start by choosing a gentle cleanser that will cleanse without stripping moisture from your hair. Avoid products with harsh damaging ingredients like sulfates and parabens. Instead opt for Bentonite Clay and Rhassoul Clay to detoxify your scalp removing dirt and buildup.
Your scalp deserves to be treated with as much care as you give to your hair. The pores in your scalp get clogged from products, dirt, sweat, and environmental toxins. Don't skip or attempt to replace washing your hair with co-washing. Co washing is only acceptable when it is done in addition to washing your hair regularly. Co-washing does not replace washing your hair and scalp. Your hair and scalp should be washed at least every two weeks for kinky hair and more frequently for curly to straight hair.
In order to properly cleanse your scalp make sure you apply cleanser to the roots of your hair and massage it into you head using your fingertips not your nails. To amplify your wash routine try the Dirty Curl Cleansing & Conditioning Clay to exfoliate and lift any dead skin revealing a soft and supple scalp for your luscious locks to grow from.
Immerse your scalp to an oil treatment to avoid flakes. Apply a warm oil blend to your scalp several times per week. The oil blend should nourish your scalp leaving it supple and quenched. It should also relieve dryness and itchiness while also soothing any irritation caused by scratching. The easy applicator tip and blend of botanical oils makes Flower Bomb Hair Growth Oil makes it perfect for a flourishing scalp. After applying the oil massage it into your scalp to improve circulation and promote hair growth.
Release the tension on your scalp by allowing your curls to fall naturally instead of being pulled into tight ponytails and updo's. Constant pulling caused by hair bands and styles like ponytails cause tension on your hair and scalp which can lead to breakage. Choose styles that are low manipulation and aren't so tight that it looks like you got a face lift. If you ever experience a headache from a hair style take it down immediately. Tension that is not relieved can lead to breakage permanent hair and scalp damage.
Once you begin to care for you scalp in addition to your hair you will see an improvement in the health of your curls. What are your tips for maintaining a healthy scalp?