Hair care is not enough if you do not monitor the health of the scalp. If it is dry, itchy, peeling, it is difficult to achieve the ideal state of curls. The quality of the strands depends on the health of the scalp, especially the hair follicles. But how to care for the scalp to improve the condition and appearance of the hair?
Today we talk about how to properly moisturize scalp. Following methods, from the formula of shampoo to the rules for washing strands and spa treatments at home, will help to achieve ideal results.
Find the root of the problem
Although dry scalp can be caused by dry skin type in general, this condition can also be a sign of something else. Common causes of scalp dryness are irritation or allergies from hair care products and seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), which can be associated with a yeast called Malassezia globosa that lives on our skin.
In addition, dry scalp can affect hair growth. The more fragile the skin, the greater the likelihood that dead skin cells will mix with sebum (natural skin oils) and cause clogging of pores. Inflammation on the scalp can often contribute to hair loss. If you have severely dandruff, or if your scalp has become dry, although it has never been, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist. This will help determine the root of the problem. Different causes require different treatments. After determining the cause of all ills, you can proceed with methods to combat dry scalp.
Choose the right shampoo and conditioner
Some shampoos and conditioners can strip the scalp of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. Consider switching to sulfate-free products. As a rule, such shampoos are more gentle cleansers that gently remove contamination without over drying the skin. If the problem is that you have dry skin type, consider switching to shampoos and conditioners designed specifically for this type of scalp.
But, again, do not forget to consult a professional to find out how to choose the right hair care products.
Try targeted scalp treatments
If your scalp is especially problematic, use dermatologist-selected hair care. If you can’t turn to a professional, remember the most important thing. Make sure that all hair care products are consistent with the type of scalp and do not cause dryness. You can try ready-made cosmetic masks for moisturizing your hair, or you can use folk remedies.
Chamomile decoctions, for example, can be used after each hair wash. This plant has healing, soothing and moisturizing properties.
In solving the problem of dry scalp, the best natural ingredients are aloe vera and honey. Studies prove the effectiveness of aloe vera gel to soothe, moisturize and relieve scalp irritation. Moreover, aloe accelerates hair growth and even fights against dandruff, seborrhea and hair loss. Aloe Vera Masks cooking is pretty simple. Drew Barrymore recommends applying the plant’s gel directly to the scalp a couple of times a week, as this helped her get rid of dryness.
Honey hair masks are also very popular, and since ancient times. Honey is best mixed with oils (jojoba, castor and burdock – the most useful not only for the hair, but also for the scalp), so that it is easier to apply to the roots of the hair.
However, before using even natural ingredients, we advise you to consult a dermatologist and make sure that you are not allergic to the product.
Use hair oils
If dandruff is not your main problem, there are products for the scalp that can moisturize it as well as other areas of the skin. Replenish moisture directly in the scalp with oils. There are specially designed oil-based serums for scalp and hair. They can be applied before installation. In this case, first wet your hair to avoid getting too much oil on the strands. You can use natural oils at night – coconut, jojoba, burdock, castor, almond oil or olive. They can be used more generously, massaging the funds into the scalp and even distribute them in strands. Similar oil masks work for 30-60 minutes, but you can also leave them overnight – the hair will look gorgeous. Carrying out the procedure is not more than twice a week.
Add astringent ingredients
If applying natural oils directly to the scalp makes your hair oily faster, add natural astringent ingredients to your home oil masks. These include essential oils of tea tree, chamomile, lavender. Plus 1-2 drops in the formula of a mask or even shampoo will have a beneficial effect on the scalp.
Do not forget to use exfoliating products once a week, so that all moisturizing ingredients freely enter the deep layers of the scalp.