Did you know that caring for your scalp can protect your gorgeous locks and improve your overall health? Here are 6 tips you can start doing today to pamper yourself and keep your scalp healthy.
Moisture is Key
Many scalp issues are the result of dry skin aggravated by-products and heat. Since your scalp can be prone to dehydration, make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day. Use lukewarm water when you wash your hair to maintain the natural sebum that’s essential for keeping your scalp moisturized and, if possible, minimize your use of excess products and heat styling tools.
Protect Your Scalp from the Sun
When you expose your scalp to the sun, you increase the risk of burns, flaking, and even skin cancer. Just as we take care of our skin by putting on sunscreen, we should take steps to protect our scalp as well. Whenever you plan to be outside, use a hat to cover your head, put a small amount of sunscreen on your part, or get a shampoo with SPF in it.
Eating nutritious, well-balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables will help your body produce the raw materials to promote healthy cells. Healthy proteins and foods that are rich in antioxidants can improve blood circulation, hair growth, and follicle strength on your scalp.
Massage Your Scalp
A good scalp massage is not only a relaxing self-care tool, but it also improves blood circulation. It can also help to evenly spread the oils in your hair to keep your luscious locks hydrated. Consider using coconut oil or another natural oil that contains vitamins and essential fatty acids to nourish your scalp.
Wash Your Hair Sparingly
Washing your hair too often can dry your scalp and damage your hair because the natural oils that keep your hair healthy are washed away. Rock that second-day hair and try to use your shampoo and conditioner more sparingly to lock in your natural oils!
Watch Your Stress Levels
Stress can influence your hormone levels and can trigger excessive oiliness, dandruff, and even pimples on your scalp. Consider taking a yoga class, meditating, or find other methods to reduce stress.
The team at Salon Velluto wants your visit with us to be pleasant from the moment you walk in the door! If you ever need help with any of the services and products we offer, our devoted and qualified staff will be thrilled to help you. Go check out our Instagram for tips and tricks on a healthy scalp routine.