Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Keep Your Scalp Healthy
It is important to take care of your hair and it all starts at the roots. Dry or oily scalp problems are the most frequent disorder seen in haircare. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure that your scalp is getting the proper care it needs to be healthy. Here are a few suggestions:

Exfoliate Your Scalp
Brush your hair daily with a natural bristle brush to increase circulation and slough off dead sin and debris that can obstruct hair growth. Brushing your hair before you shower can remove dead skin cells that are likely to clog hair follicles and prevent hair growth. Combing your hair also helps bring excess oil from your scalp down the hair shaft to moisturize the ends.

A healthy scalp won’t need to be conditioned because the body produces a natural oil that automatically keeps the scalp conditioned. If your scalp oil is unbalanced you’ll experience a dry or extra oily scalp and this is when using a serum is helpful to bring your scalp back to balance. Hair conditioner is designed to penetrate into the hair only, it’s formula isn’t made to penetrate the scalp.

Plenty of Protein
If you have a dry scalp you can try taking more fish oils and omega 3. Protein plays a big part in hair growth and healthiness. Protein helps the body produce keratin which creates the structure of your hair and nails. Make sure that you’re getting enough vitamin A and C as well. Eating foods like blueberries, carrots, and walnuts can provide you with these vitamins that help circulate oxygen to the scalp.

Protect Your Scalp from the Sun
Sunburn can cause the hair on your scalp to thin. This will eventually lead to the thinning of your hair as well. Vitamin D can prevent hair loss so some sun is actually good for your hair. Just be careful how much sun you’re getting. Just like you would protect your skin from the UV rays, be sure to protect your scalp. Wearing a hat is an easy way to protect your scalp and there are also sunscreens that are specifically designed for your scalp.

These are a few tips on how to keep your scalp healthy. Remember that a healthy scalp leads to healthy hair and you’ll be doing yourself a favor by starting your care at the roots.