Your hair may be clean, but is your scalp? When was the last time you checked it? The truth is most people fret about their hair without giving a moment’s thought to their scalp. But a clean scalp is crucial to your health — in three compelling ways.
- A Clean Scalp is Usually a Healthy Scalp
A range of dermatological issues can affect the scalp, but many of them are preventable. Everything from mild irritations to dermatitis can develop — unless you take steps to keep your scalp clean.
Of course, shampooing and conditioning your hair two or three times a week is a great start. But make sure you clean your scalp as well as your hair. Rub your fingers into the skin on your head to remove dirt and grease. A regular scalp detox using dedicated agents can also help. Castor oil and pomegranate enzymes deliver excellent results.
- Minimize Dandruff
Dandruff is an unpleasant side-effect of poor scalp health. Unfortunately, some people are more prone to it than others. But this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to minimize the problem.
Dandruff occurs when excess sebum from follicles leads to an overly oily scalp. Other causes include environmental conditions and genetics. Fortunately, there are anti-dandruff shampoos that can limit the effects of dandruff. Antifungal treatments and coal tar can also work.
- Maintain Healthy Hair
A scalp needs to be pliant, nourished and toned if it’s going to host a healthy head of hair. If you have scalp problems — whether they’re related to cleanliness or biology — you run the risk of having brittle or thin hair.
Your hair is naturally acidic, but its pH level can be affected by certain scalp conditions. As a result, it’s a good idea to use a slightly acidic shampoo. This will maintain the natural acidity levels. Also, use a scalp moisturizer regularly. And avoid the temptation to wash your hair more than twice a week.
Other Ways to Maintain a Healthy Scalp
As well as keeping your scalp clean, there are other steps you can take in your everyday life. For example, regular scalp massages are great for hair growth and condition. A healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and lots of exercise also helps. Protect your scalp from the worst of the elements, and don’t use too many hair products.
A healthy and clean scalp can directly impact the health of your hair. Making a few changes to your cleaning rituals could make all the difference to your own hair health.
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