When it comes to beauty solutions, it helps to get to the root of the problem. In hair care, we mean this literally. Proper scalp care plays a critical part in having healthy, gorgeous hair. Caring for your scalp ensures you will deal with less dryness, greasiness, breakage, flaking, and a myriad of other issues. Adding a few steps to your hair care routine in the shower leads to fewer products and less styling time later on. Fortunately, scalp care is remarkably easy and won’t break the bank.
Try out these suggestions for your healthiest hair yet:
- Avoid irritation and or flaking of your scalp by making sure your current hair products do not contain any harsh chemicals. Avoid using harsh shampoos frequently as those strip away natural oils and cause scalp dryness. Also, if you can, try to avoid chemical treatments like coloring, perms, and straightening - if you must, go to a professional who will minimize hair damage as much as possible.
- Buy a scalp brush. It doesn’t have to expensive, there are plenty of great ones available on Amazon for under $10. A scalp brush is perfect for massaging your scalp to get the blood circulating and also has the added benefit of exfoliating the skin. This will help with new hair growth and help with dryness or flakiness. It’s said that the improvement in blood circulation speeds up hair growth.
- Balance the pH of your scalp and rid yourself of bad bacteria with an apple cider vinegar rinse. It has anti-fungal properties which are perfect for treating many scalp conditions that lead to dandruff. Make sure to dilute with water before applying and rinse afterward.
- Incorporate essential oils into your shampoo, conditioner, and masks. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to unclog hair follicles keeping hair clean and growing longer.
At Skin Food Body Love, we are committed to helping you care for your body by looking at the integration of natural beauty and whole body wellness. Here’s to your good health!