A healthy scalp is balanced. It is not too oily and not too dry. It’s just the right condition for hair to live, grow and thrive. It’s generally known that the pH level of a healthy scalp is around 5.5.
Scalp health is often overlooked because it’s covered with hair. But the scalp can serve as a mirror and a predictor of hair health. A smooth, flake-free scalp is the foundation for good hair. There should be no flaky, scaly skin, harsh inflammation or recurring itchiness.
A healthy scalp is like fertile ground for the garden of your hair to take firm root. The follicles need to be clean and well-stimulated with blood flow. The scalp also needs to be nourished with nutrients and natural oils. If your hair is falling out or looking dull and dry, take it as a sign to nurse your scalp back to optimal health as a first step.
There are many ways to come up with a manageable treatment plan that helps allow your hair to flourish.
1. Taking supplements can help.
Biotin and omega-3’s are great for hair. Keep the scalp feeling and looking young with these supplements (even the skin on your head can wrinkle!).
2. Add nutrition to your diet.
As you nourish the rest of your body, your scalp benefits and flourishes from good minerals, too. Adopt a moisture-rich diet full of good fatty acids.
3. Brush your hair.
A good brushing can encourage healthy blood flow. Combing keeps hair clean, prevents knots on your strands and encourages an overall neater appearance. Note: Avoid the tug of war with your scalp by ensuring you detangle gently from the ends first, then moving up the shaft.
4. Exfoliate well.
This often-overlooked deep clean step digs into the buildup on your scalp and eradicates any gunk that may be blocking healthy growth. This process of proper exfoliation can have such a beneficial ripple effect on your scalp and hair health.
5. Avoid irritants.
Your scalp may be slowly damaged from the sun or quickly aggravated by allergies or synthetics, chemicals and dyes. Wear a hat or note if your head feels scratchy after a product’s specific use. Remove any potential pain points and triggers.
6. Be gentle.
Use lukewarm water to wash so your scalp doesn’t dry out. Cooler temperatures can help seal down the cuticle, leading to a shinier feel.
7. Make sure your wash routine is working for you.
Use a clarifying shampoo that doesn’t weigh down your hair. Wash a little less often so you allow natural oils to organically return and retain on your scalp. RE-fresh Scalp Care Coconut & Soothe Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with Salicylic Acid is the perfect addition to your shampoo routine.
8. Check in with your conditioning!
You need hair care that works for your hair. Find a creamy conditioner to help keep the scalp moisturized and to bolster development of hair growth. RE-fresh Scalp Care Coconut & Soothe Anti-Dandruff Conditioner with Salicylic Acid is a great addition to your daily hair care conditioner routine.
Look for positive action, reaction and results for your head and hair. And don’t forget, if you’re still encountering some challenges, seek professional help and make an appointment with a dermatologist for best results!