From Root to Tip: The Importance of Scalp Care for Beautiful Hair
For hair to be beautiful it first has to be healthy, and that is something that everyone wants. A full head of shiny hair is thought of as a symbol of beauty, health, and youth. People spend thousands of dollars each year on products designed to repair damage, strengthen hair, add shine, and promote healthy hair growth. But there is a secret to gorgeous healthy hair and gorgeous hairstyles that many do not know or overlook, and it’s pretty simple- scalp care. You may not often think of your scalp because it’s not part of your body that you can really see, but ensuring it’s well cared for is crucial to the health of your hair. If your scalp is unhealthy your hair can become dry or oily, weak, brittle, and dull. Today we’re going to tell you how you can give your scalp the attention and care that it needs to give you beautiful, healthy hair from root to tip.
Common Hair And Scalp Problems
When you have a problem with your hair your first thought may not be about your scalp health, but the two are intertwined. Your hair grows from your scalp so if it’s not healthy your hair won’t be either. If your scalp is unhealthy you may experience dry scalp, oily scalp, dandruff, flakiness, or itchy scalp. The good news is that with the right products and care you can bring your scalp back into balance and boost the health of your hair. Here are our best scalp care tips.
Change Up Your Shampoo Routine
There are natural oils produced by your scalp whose job is to keep your hair and scalp moisturized, nourished, and protected. If you are shampooing your hair too often, or not enough, or if you’re not using products formulated for your individual hair type it can overstrip your natural oils and make the problems worse. Overstripping a dry scalp will make it even drier. Overstripping and oily scalp will kick oil production into high gear and make your hair greasy faster. If you’re shampooing daily, consider cutting back to every other day or even just a couple of times per week. Doing so will allow your natural oils to stay in place and help bring your scalp back into balance.
Hydrate Your Scalp
To maintain healthy skin you have to keep it well hydrated and that includes your scalp. If you don’t water a flower, it will stop growing, wither, and die. The same thing will happen to your hair if your scalp is not kept hydrated. Your strands will stop growing, become weak, and start breaking. The first step to hydrating your scalp is to make sure you’re drinking enough water to hydrate from within. You can then focus on hydrating from the outside with products like hair and scalp oil or Oribe’s Serene Scalp Balancing Conditioner which balances and deeply hydrates your scalp while removing flakes, and infusing your strands with strengthening and nourishing ingredients. Even an oily scalp needs hydration, so use conditioner every time you shampoo, and rinse with cool water. If your scalp needs an extra boost follow with Oribe Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-In Treatment.
Massage Your Scalp Regularly
The benefits of scalp massage have been studied and it’s been found that a daily 3-5 minute scalp massage stimulates circulation in your scalp to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to both the skin and hair follicles. This results in a healthier scalp as well as increased hair growth and healthier hair. To incorporate scalp massage simply rub your scalp in a small circular motion using gentle pressure with the pads of your fingers for several minutes every morning before styling your hair or every evening before detangling at bedtime. Do this using Oribe’s Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub once per week right before you shampoo for even greater benefits.
Give Your Scalp A Weekly Deep Clean And Reset
Your scalp goes through a lot in a week with all of the styling products, heat styling, environmental pollutants, and other stressors. It’s good for your scalp to give it a weekly deep cleanse to remove buildup, provide scalp exfoliation, detoxify, and nourish your scalp. Bumble And Bumble’s Sunda Scalp Reset Foam is a pre-shampoo treatment that helps to loosen and lift away impurities and buildup. Their Sunday Purifying Clay Wash uses natural hair care ingredients like kaolin and bentonite clay and lactic acid to draw out impurities, detoxify, and remove buildup and flakes. And their Sunday Shampoo will clarify to give you a squeaky clean start to your week.
Restore Balance With Specially Formulated Products
A flaky scalp and an oily scalp need totally different hair care products. If your hair and scalp tend to get oily too fast use Oribe Serene Scalp Oil Control Shampoo every time you shampoo and use Serene Scalp Oil Control Treatment Mist or Serene Scalp Dry Shampoo Powder between shampoos to help control excess oil production. You need Oribe Serene Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for a flaky scalp to keep itchy flakes at bay.
If you’re ready to get your scalp healthy for more beautiful hair, come let the Salon Red stylists give you a personalized scalp and hair care regimen. Reserve your appointment for a trim today to get your hair off to a healthier start with your new scalp care routine. We look forward to seeing you at any of our Atlanta locations: our Brookhaven location - 804 Town Blvd, Suite 1045, 404-373-2003 or our Candler Park location - 1642 Dekalb Ave, 404-373-2868. You can schedule a virtual consultation with your favorite Salon Red stylist today as well for advice on hair and scalp care, styling, and more.