A healthy scalp is the first step toward stronger, better hair. It’s a common assumption that as long as there are no visible concerns, the scalp needs no extra care, right? It’s time to rethink that. Scalp health has everything to do with your hair. In fact, many hair concerns stem from an issue with the scalp.
Why is scalp care important?
The scalp is an extension of the face, but it is much more delicate because of the high number of sebaceous glands, sweat glands and hair follicles, which are known to have a lower barrier function than the rest of the skin on your body. Remember, not just lather, rinse and repeat and following basic hair care tips alone will work.
Here’s the complete guide on how to care for your scalp the right way!
Pay attention to your cleansing routine
Use a gentle cleanser, ideally two or three times a week. The key is to massage the cleansing shampoo into the scalp in circular movements to avoid stripping away any of the natural oils.
Exfoliate to clear the buildup
The scalp is layered with debris from natural oils, dead skin cells, dirt, and residue from hair styling products, causing buildup. Take your pick from scalp exfoliating brushes, combs, or shampoos containing salicylic acid.
The buildup is often also caused by hard water. Hard water is high in metal ions and salt deposits and produces a film on the normal scalp that can block hair follicles and cause itchiness. Can’t seem to get around this problem? We recommend India’s first Hard Water Shampoo by iluvia made from naturally-derived ingredients that reverse the damage done by hard water and prevent hard water-related hair concerns.
Invest in scalp massages
Scalp massage increases blood flow and stimulates hair follicles to encourage hair growth. They’re also a great way to wind down and relax after a long day of work. Ever heard of oil massages being stress-busters? You should give them a try and see for yourself. For instance, iluvia’s 100% Pure Argan Oil is a non-sticky formula that feels light on the scalp and is one way to keep it nourished.
The takeaway here is that scalp care is just as important as caring for the rest of your body, and it’s a good sign that most people are now paying more attention to the scalp. With this basic guide, you’re bound to be on the right track! After all, to get stronger hair, you really have to get down to the root of the issue.