Many of us take the health of our scalp for granted; without a healthy scalp, achieving healthier hair is next to impossible. Continue reading for our essential tips on how to achieve a healthy, balanced and thriving scalp!
First, what is a healthy scalp? A healthy scalp is typically free of the following:
- excessive hair loss
As we mentioned above, the state of your scalp truly determines the health of your hair. Much like a plant struggles to grow in unhealthy soil, the same goes for the hair. By making simple changes to your hair care routine you can make a big difference in the overall health of your scalp. Please note that if none of the following tips make a difference, it might be worth it to see a dermatologist.
By using products containing chemicals such as sulfates, you might be hurting your scalp. Sulfates strip away the natural oils in your hair, making it prone to itchiness, dryness and general irritation.
Rather than vigorously scrubbing your scalp when applying shampoo (which is typically the default), gently massage your shampoo into the scalp and allow it to gradually lather. Patience is key!
Try to Wash Your Hair Less Often
If you suffer from a dry, itchy or irritated scalp, you may benefit from washing your hair less. By washing your hair too frequently, you can strip it from its natural oils, causing further irritation or inflammation. As a rule of thumb, we generally recommend washing your hair no more than 3-4x per week!
Ensure You Are Eating Balanced Diet
Vitamins such as antioxidants and omega 3's can have a positive effect when it comes to creating a healthy environment for the scalp. If you're struggling with extreme scalp issues, we recommend speaking with your doctor about which vitamin supplements may support your hair growth journey!
Use Essential Oils
As you know by now, we firmly believe essential oils have a wide range of powerful benefits for the hair. Combine 5 drops of Cedarwood Atlas Oil, and 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba or argan oil, and gently massage the mixture onto your scalp, leaving it on for anywhere from 10 minutes to 12 hours before rinsing thoroughly. Repeat this 1-2x per week for optimal results!
The bottom line? Scalp care is crucial for the overall health of your hair. It's never too late to start caring for your scalp, the most important thing is just that you begin!