In case you weren’t aware, having a healthy scalp is the key to having healthy hair. Not sure how to keep your scalp in the best state possible? Here are five tips to maintain a healthy scalp so that your tresses can flourish all year long.
Keep it moisturized.
If you have an itchy scalp, it’s most likely due to dryness. And a dry scalp can cause it to become unhealthy. Although your scalp generates its own oils, if the itchiness has increased or if your scalp and hair just constantly feel dry, you’ll want to add some oil to help amp it up. Our Natural Oils Collection can help combat any common problem that may arise.
Do not overwash your hair.
It may be tempting to wash your hair multiple times in one week if you need to achieve a certain style, but overwashing your hair can actually stirp it of the natural oils that it produces. And in turn, cause a dry scalp. Using a clarifying shampoo bi-weekly or on weeks when you’ve had a rigorous schedule like our Power Wash Intense Moisture Clarifying Shampoo can help keep your scalp healthy.
Use the right shampoo and deep condition regularly.
In addition to ensuring that you don’t overwash your hair, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the right shampoos. Sulfate free options — like the Oh So Clean — Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo or any of the shampoos in the Aunt Jackie’s brand — will help retain oils and moisture. Likewise, deep conditioning with products like the Coco Repair — Deep Conditioner is imperative to maintaining a healthy scalp, too.
Use products that improve circulation.
Having a healthy scalp garners healthy hair growth and who doesn’t want that? In order to get that though, you need to improve the circulation to your scalp. Good circulation helps bring the proper amount of oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and hair follicles. The Frizz Rebel — Coconut & Sweet Almond oil and Soft All Over — Multi-purpose Oil are both great for this.
Protect your scalp like you’d do your skin.
One thing that is often skipped over when it comes to achieving a healthy scalp is actually protecting it. If you are planning to be exposed to the sun for a long period of time, be sure to protect your scalp by covering it. A healthy scalp produces healthy hair and if your scalp is damaged by the sun, you won’t be able to produce a head full of luscious locks. Additionally, you’ll want to consume a balanced diet. Your skin and nails aren’t the only things that benefit from consuming the right foods. Your scalp and hair need a great diet to flourish, too.