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Aug 27, 2019 / by Donna Young / In Hair Care / Leave a comment

How To Care For Your Scalp

How To Care For Your Scalp

When it comes to maintaining healthy hair, you also need to ensure you have a healthy scalp. In this blog post we share some top tips to care for your scalp. It’s an essential foundation for healthy hair growth so make sure you are caring for your scalp in the right way.

A healthy scalp has normal shedding of cells and new cells form on the surface. However unhealthy hair practices can result in scalp issues such as a dry and itchy scalp or dandruff. Take a look at top tip for how to care for your scalp to ensure you have a scalp that is healthy nourished and stimulated.

  • You need to avoid product build up. Don’t get product happy and over do the products. Keep your hair care regime simple and your scalp will thank you for it. Too much oil, heavy creams and grease can cause clogging in your hair follicles. These will result in your scalp not getting the adequate moisture it needs to stimulate hair growth.
  • Proper hydration is needed inside and out. While we remember to grab a drink of water, we often forget to hydrate our roots. In between washes we recommend that you spritz your hair and scalp with water before applying styling products. Not only will this reduce the risk of a dry scalp, it will also help hydrate your scalp and hair, while removing debris from the scalp.
  • Make sure you use the right shampoo. Speak to your hairdresser in Peterborough about the right shampoo for you and your hair type. Avoid the strong shampoos that strip the natural oils from your hair. Consider how to care for your scalp and hair when you are swimming in a pool, or working out and sweating in the gym too.
  • Always avoid using extreme temperatures when heated styling tools are needed. When using heated tools make sure the direct heat is directed away from the scalp. Instead it should be down the hair shaft to create proper air direction flow. If you get too much heat on your scalp it can result in a flaky scalp due to parched skin cells.

On your next hair appointment in Peterborough have a chat to your friendly hairdresser. Ask her what she thinks about your scalp or what she would recommend as how to care for your scalp. Everyone is different, and therefore our scalp and hair requires different things.