5 Tips For maintaining a Healthy Scalp

The weather is drastically changing, but your scalp does not have to change from being healthy to not being healthy. Maintain your healthy scalp in five easy steps. After all, a healthy scalp grows healthy hair, and actually grows hair overall. Here are five easy steps for maintaining a healthy scalp.

1. Know the ingredients of your shampoo
Use Mild shampoos, with an acid rather than an alkaline base are recommended. Always check whether it contains harmful chemicals that may damage the texture of your hair. Check the Labels on the back, be cautious on what you put on your hair an scalp. I posted a blog on the bad ingredients to use on your hair. Take a look at that list and avoid the ingredients as much as possible. Frequent contact with certain ingredients can damage the scalp, and cause hair growing issues.

2. Get good moisture for your scalp
Like your skin, your hair needs constant good moisturizing. You can use jojoba oil or Shea butter to moisturize your hair. These two natural oils are absolutely fantastic for all hair types. Jojoba oil makes an excellent moisturizer that is loaded with vitamin E and Shea butter is a natural moisturizer that makes a great conditioner for your hair. These oils can be found in health food stores, etc.


3. Massage regularly
Besides promoting blood flow to the scalp and hair growth, a good scalp massage also soothes nerves and relaxes the muscles in your brain. Use the balls of your fingertips in a circular motion with firm pressure and upward strokes for an effective massage. Do this everyday! You'll love it, and your scalp will too!

4. Avoid drying (Very Important)
One of the main causes of dry scalp is shampooing with hot water. This can strip the essential oils from your scalp and cause dryness of your scalp. So, to avoid dryness and to retain essential oils in your scalp, wash your hair with lukewarm water. Also, try to avoid excessive blow drying as this can also lead to dry scalp.

5. Don’t over-wash
If you shampoo your hair daily, use professional shampoos that are specially designed with softening agents,  moisturizers, and make sure you have great ingredients. As shampoos are designed for your scalp rather than your hair, be sure to concentrate rubbing on your scalp for better results. Do not shampoo your scalp directly, everyday, this can take the natural oils out of your scalp. Try once a week instead.

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