The scalp is an often-overlooked part of our body when it comes to hair care routines. However, it is crucial to the health and appearance of our hair. Neglecting our scalps can lead to various problems, including dandruff, itchiness, and even hair loss. We have put together a helpful guide on why scalp care is so important and some tips to help keep your scalp in tip top condition and flake-free!
Why is scalp care important?
Promotes Hair Growth: A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair growth. The scalp's health and hair growth are closely linked, and maintaining a clean and healthy scalp can help keep your hair strong and prevent breakage.
Prevents Dandruff: Dandruff is a common scalp problem that can be caused by an excessive build-up of oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. A clean and healthy scalp can prevent dandruff, which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Reduces Scalp Itchiness: Itchiness on the scalp can be a symptom of various scalp disorders, including psoriasis and eczema. A regular scalp care routine can help reduce itchiness and inflammation, making it more comfortable for individuals with sensitive scalps.
Keeps Hair Clean: Keeping your scalp clean can help reduce the amount of styling products you need to use. Oily hair is often caused by an unhealthy scalp, and this can lead to an increased need for dry shampoo or other hair products.
UK Beauty Club’s top tips on how to keep your scalp clean and healthy:
Use the right shampoo: The first step in scalp care is to invest in a shampoo that works for you. Choose a shampoo that is gentle on your scalp and does not contain harsh chemicals. Opt for a shampoo that has natural ingredients and is suitable for your hair type. We recommend the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo: This shampoo contains tea tree oil, which has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help keep the scalp clean and healthy. Also, Aveda Scalp Solutions Balancing Shampoo is designed to gently cleanse whilst helping to remove excess oil.
Exfoliate: Just like our skin, our scalp can benefit from exfoliation. Use a scalp scrub or a gentle scalp brush to exfoliate your scalp once a week. This not only unclogs hair follicles but also helps promote healthy hair growth. The Aveda Scalp Solutions Stimulating Massager is perfect for keeping your scalp fresh and healthy whilst the Aveda Invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo delivers a clean, weightless and airy feel.
Avoid over-washing: Frequent washing of the hair can strip the scalp of its natural oils and lead to dryness. Try to limit hair-washing to every other day or alternate with dry shampoo. The Aveda Rinseless Refresh Micellar Hair & Scalp Refresher is perfect for those no wash days!
Oil massaging: Applying oil to the scalp can help improve blood circulation and promote healthy hair growth. Choose natural oils like coconut oil or olive oil and massage it into your scalp before washing your hair. The Aveda Shampure Composition Oil is perfect for scalp massaging and can also be used in the bath and on the body too!
In conclusion, taking care of your scalp is an essential part of your overall hair care routine. A healthy scalp can help prevent hair loss, dandruff, and other scalp disorders. So, invest in the right products, exfoliate, avoid over-washing, and massage your scalp regularly to keep it clean and healthy. Make sure to get in touch with a member of our friendly team if you need a tailored recommendation for your scalp needs and let us know your top tips for a healthy scalp in the comments below!