Are you frustrated about your hair’s condition even though you have invested on hair care products to treat it? Have you wondered about how you can promote healthier hair growth? Maybe it is time you look into caring for your scalp. Are you treating it as much as you do your hair?
Expert hairstylists agree that having beautiful and healthy hair has a lot to do with having healthy roots, too. If you had done all you can to protect and nourish your tresses, it is time to go much deeper into your hair care routine and give your scalp some TLC too.
To kick start on your new hair care routine, here are 7 tips to keep in mind:
1. When choosing hair care products, look into what it can do to your scalp too. Make sure you go for shampoos that are gentle and has moisturising benefits. Check the ingredients and if they have glycerine and natural oils like sunflower, almond and coconut oils, then they are good for your scalp.
2. Take supplements. Balanced and healthy diet is recommended for promoting scalp health. However, it is often difficult to incorporate all the needed nutrients and vitamins into your daily diet, which is why taking supplements will help make up for that. The best kinds of supplements for hair and scalp are vitamins B, C, and E, omega-3, biotin, silica, and iron.
3. Exfoliate your scalp. Your scalp is still a part of your skin. And if you exfoliate your skin, you need to do the same for your scalp, too. You can make your own scrub recipe by adding a small amount of sugar into your shampoo. Work the mixture into your hair and use your palm to get a good but gentle scrub on your scalp. This will help to eliminate the dead skin cells that could be clogging your pores.
4. In addition to choosing the right shampoo, proper conditioning can also benefit the scalp. Choose one that is suited for your hair type. This will improve the elasticity and strength of your hair.
5. Treat your scalp. This is a must for women who frequently use heat styling tools. A weekly hair treatment or mask is recommended but the frequency will vary according to the extent of hair and scalp damage.
6. Get a scalp massage. The process of massaging your scalp can provide lots of benefits to your hair but this is triggered by the stimulation of blood flow to the scalp. You can try buying a scalp massage brush and use it while shampooing hair. The act of massaging your scalp not only provides plenty of benefits, it is also extremely relaxing.
7. Limit sun exposure. Exposing yourself to the sun’s rays does have its own set of benefits, most especially getting a healthy dose of vitamin D. But too much of anything is never good. Do not stay under the sun longer than you need to. Just make sure you get enough sunlight to promote production of vitamin D needed by your scalp and hair to produce healthy new cells.
How do you care for your scalp?