Scalp care is important to hair health. In this article, we’ll provide you with the following information: how to know if your scalp needs attention, what products are best for healthy hair and scalp, how often you should use them, and finally some home remedies to help you.
The Effects of a Healthy Scalp on Hair
Scalp and hair care go hand in hand. If your scalp is healthy, it will improve the texture and look of your hair too! Your scalp is the organ responsible for producing natural oils that keep your hair looking luscious and conditioned.
What can you do?
If you’re struggling with itchy, flaky scalp or dry hair, here are some steps you can take to get healthier hair in no time!
Know Whether Your Scalp Needs Attention
The most obvious way to see if you need scalp care is to notice what state your hair is in. If it’s frizzy, thinning or just not looking the same as it used to, there might be an underlying issue with your scalp. Your hair won’t look its best unless you take good care of your scalp too!
Know What to Use
There are several products available that are great for both your hair and scalp. One of the best options is a cleansing shampoo. If you have dandruff, too much oil or product build-up, these cleansers are gentle enough to not strip your hair or damage it in any way. You can also find hair care products with tea tree oil, jojoba oil or even biotin. These natural ingredients have been used for decades to help promote hair growth and soothe irritated scalps!
Know How Often to Use Them
To keep your scalp healthy, it’s best to use a gentle shampoo once a week. If you have particularly dry hair from winter weather or a dry scalp, you can use a gentle shampoo twice a week. Don’t worry if you are washing more or less regularly than that as it won’t make hair grow or fall any quicker.
Use Home Remedies
Many ingredients can be found in your kitchen pantry that helps soothe and treat an irritated scalp. These home remedies will work even better with the help of a specially formulated product with tea tree oil or jojoba oil. Just remember that these remedies are not meant to treat any existing scalp conditions, just help nourish and soothe your normal healthy scalp!
What Natural Ingredients will help my scalp?
There are many ingredients you can find around your house that will help treat a flaky, dry scalp. These simple remedies include:
1. Olive oil or coconut oil
Just a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil rubbed into the scalp for 10 minutes and rinsed out is one of the best ways to naturally nourish your scalp. Rub coconut oil through your hair before washing it as pre-wash hair protection. Massage a tiny amount of coconut oil into your scalp before bedtime as scalp therapy. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning with shampoo.
2. Lemon juice
This is a great treatment option for those who have dandruff or itchiness due to a dry, flaky scalp. Apply lemon juice to the scalp as a pre-shower shampoo therapy rather than replacing shampoo or conditioner. Allow the lemon to infiltrate the hair follicles and skin by leaving it on for a few minutes. After that, wash your hair and scalp with a light shampoo and rinse it off with warm water.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has some great antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help fight off bacteria, fungus or yeast that might be causing your scalp to flake. Just add about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water and rinse it over your hair.
4. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is a healthy oil that can be used for hair and skin. Jojoba oil in hair conditions the hair and keeps it healthy and strong. It also provides moisture which relieves dry scalp. Apply to the hair above the scalp and evenly work down to the ends. Allow for 20 minutes before shampooing, conditioning, and rinsing. To avoid clogged scalp pores, avoid applying directly to the scalp. Apply a small amount directly to the skin (approximately 1–2 drops) if treating dry scalp or dandruff.
When to Use These Ingredients
It’s best to use these ingredients whenever you notice your scalp needs attention. If you experience itching, dryness or flakiness, these ingredients are great for nourishing your scalp without stripping away any of the natural oils that help strengthen and protect your hair! Now you can take better care of your hair and achieve more beautiful results than ever before!
Beautiful hair is healthy, and healthy means happy! Your scalp, as the organ responsible for producing natural oils that keep your hair looking luscious and conditioned, needs just as much attention as any other part of your body. That’s why there are so many different products available to help you care for both your skin and scalp at home or in the salon: cleansing shampoo, tea tree oil-based shampoos/conditioners/hair treatments; biotin pills; jojoba oil; apple cider vinegar rinse. The good news? With a little effort (and some patience), healthy can be achieved with these simple ingredients that will work even better when used alongside specially formulated products like those mentioned above!