For truly gorgeous hair, it’s essential to get to the root of the problem — the scalp. Here are some tips to keep your scalp, and hair, looking great.
When it comes to taking care of their hair, most women take the shampoo, rinse, repeat, throw on the occasional treatment mask approach. But for truly gorgeous hair, it’s essential to get to the root of the problem — the scalp. Here are some tips to keep your scalp, and hair, looking great.
1. The scalp is as sensitive if not more, than the skin on your face. It is equally prone to sebum, UV damage, sweat and toxins. Therefore, it needs as much attention as the skin on your face.
2. Taking care of the health of your scalp is the best way to ensure a luscious head of hair. The hair receives nutrients, blood circulation and oxygen from the scalp and thus the quality of new hair is affected by the condition of the scalp.
3. It’s important to wash your scalp every day with the right shampoo for your scalp type. You may have a dry or oily scalp. Some people have oily scalps and dry hair and some, dry scalps with oily strands.
4. Shampoo is for your scalp. Your hair is cleansed when you wash your scalp. It’s a waste to apply shampoo to your hair.
5. Use conditioner each time you shampoo. If you’re using a shampoo for an oily scalp, make sure you use a rich conditioner so your lengths don’t get dry. And if you’re using a shampoo for a dry scalp, cut back on the conditioner – you don’t want your hair to be weighed down.
6. Before applying shampoo, make sure your hair is soaking wet. And rinse out the shampoo with warm water. This helps break down the molecules in the shampoo for a more thorough rinse. Always make sure to rinse out all the shampoo.
7. When rinsing out conditioner, make sure to do so with cool water. This helps seal the cuticle and lock in the moisture from the conditioner.
8. When it comes to styling, make sure you use styling products on your hair, not your scalp. Using it on your scalp can cause build up, and sometimes irritate the scalp.
9. A balanced diet also plays a part in hair growth. A diet rich in protein, complex carbs, leafy greens and ‘good’ oils will help keep the scalp and in turn hair, healthy.
10. Just as you visit a dermatologist, it’s essential to visit a trichologist at least once every six months to assess the condition of your scalp. Leading hair care experts Svenson has over 40 years of trichological expertise. After an initial scalp analysis, they will help customise a treatment to address your concerns.