Does your scalp feel dry and itchy? Or is it just being rebellious and slowing down your hair growth? It goes without saying that a healthy scalp is the foundation and fertile field for new hair to sprout and grow. Whilst nurturing and maintaining a healthy scalp isn’t rocket science, it’s no denying that we ignore it enough! But you know your scalp deserves some time and effort on a regular basis. So here’s listing out some natural scalp-care tips to incorporate in your regular hair care routine to enjoy the benefits of a healthy scalp and long hair.
1. Grease Be Gone
Simply put, your scalp needs to breathe. Excessive hair grease is a result of product or oil build up and can clog the hair pores on your scalp. This makes for an unhealthy environment for your hair to grow. To combat this, we suggest limiting the use of hair greases or products that contain mineral oils, petrolatum or lanolin, directly on your scalp.
2. Be Your Own Masseuse
Bet your mama already told you how much good a massage can do for you. Turns out she was right! A good old hair massage will stimulate your scalp, get your blood circulating up and about and aid hair growth. For ultimate scalp bliss, massage your hair with natural oils like jojoba, coconut, avocado or castor oil.
3. Gentle And Easy With The Shampoo
A good shampoo is the best way to detox your scalp. Mild clarifying shampoos do not contain harsh sulphates, hydrates the hair and gently removes any product build up and sweat.
4. The Not-So-Relaxing Relaxers
Relaxers break down the protein bonds and damage the basic hair structure. Not to mention the hair loss and breakage that comes with it for free. Now, while we understand that it is hard for you to give up on those completely, it is a good counteractive measure to go for protein and moisture treatments which will truly deep condition your hair and relax your scalp. You can try the ProfectiV Mega Growth Anti-Breakage Strengthening Deep Conditioner.
5. Food For Thought
You are what you eat, after all! Good shampoos or expensive hair treatments amount to nothing by themselves without a good balanced diet and adequate supply of H2O to go with. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. As an additional measure, nourish you scalp from inside out by including hair supplements like Omega 3, Iron and vitamins!