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Scalp Health Care: Tips for a Healthy Scalp

By July 21, 2023April 12th, 2024No Comments

What is a Healthy Scalp?

When your hair and scalp is healthy, it should be pink in tone, hydrated, smooth, and free of any redness, irritation and flakiness.

If you want a healthy head of hair, then it’s vital that the hair follicles are kept clean, clear and aren’t weighed down with sebum (excess oil). Dead skin, dandruff and inflammation can also clog the hair follicles, so if your hair texture has changed, it may be a sign that your scalp is unhealthy. Scalp health can also help to prevent female pattern baldness.

What are the symptoms of an unhealthy scalp?

If you have an unhealthy scalp, you may feel pain or flakiness when you are brushing your hair. Other symptoms of an unhealthy scalp include:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Bumps on the scalp
  • Oiliness
  • Dandruff
  • Hair loss
  • Lack of hair growth
unhealthy scalp with dandruff

What causes an unhealthy scalp?

We have around 100,000 follicles, each of which contain a single hair that grows. The hair follicle goes deep into the scalp and has its own microbiome. If the scalp microbiome is off-balance, then it can cause dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis, and other scalp problems.

There may be other reasons for the scalp problems you are experiencing, such as the medication you are taking. How often you wash your hair can also impact the healthiness of your scalp, especially if the products you use include sulphates, parabens, alcohol, and mineral oils. Some products may cause a build-up around the hair follicles, too.

However, the majority of problems with scalp health are a result of our everyday routine, including stress, pollution, poor eating habits, and so on. You may also be stripping your hair of its natural oils, so if you are washing your hair daily, try every other day, until your hair gets used to it, and go from there.

How to get a Healthy Scalp:

Good scalp care involves maintaining the right habits, and incorporating the right products into your hair routine. Hair care habits will depend on your hair type, too. A healthy scalp will benefit your overall hair growth, and there are a few simple steps you can try to improve the health of your scalp.

Find the right products

You need to find the right shampoo and conditioner for your individual needs. You should also avoid anything with sulphate and parabens.

Wash your hair less often

This may seem strange, but shampooing your hair too often can actually strip the hair of its natural oils. It will then try to compensate by producing more oils to stay hydrated. If you are struggling with dry and itchy scalp, the best thing to do is wash your hair less frequently.

Shampoo Gently

Instead of scrubbing your head, massage it gently into the scalp, so that circulation is increased. Increasing the blood circulation will help to stimulate the hair follicles, and in turn encourages hair growth.

Use Gentle Products

Ensure that you are using the right products for your scalp health. We recommend avoiding sulphates, alcohols, or fragrances as this may be causing itchiness, irritation, and even stripping away the natural oils that your hair needs.

Supplements and Antioxidants

Some supplements, including collagen, hair, skin and nails, and omega-3 supplements, can help to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Similarly, increasing your intake of antioxidants, such as fruit and vegetables, can help to improve scalp health.

Scalp scrub or exfoliant

Reduce build-up in the hair follicles, by using a scalp scrub or an exfoliant. We recommend adding this into your routine once a week, and massage it into the scalp with small circular motions to gently exfoliate, the same way you would a face scrub.

Get a Healthy Scalp Using Dr Cyj Hair Filler

We stock the revolutionary Dr Cyj Hair Filler, which can help to get your scalp health care back on track! It’s an injectable hyaluronic acid hair filler which contains amino acid peptides, and can treat scalp damage. The product is injected into the dermis layer of the scalp with thin needles. Buy Dr Cyj Hair Filler online at Refine Pharma.