Not giving your scalp the same attention as your skin
- Our faces get a lot of attention when it comes to skincare, but we tend to forget that the scalp is skin, too. In some ways, taking care of the scalp is even more important, because without maintaining moisture, clarity, and proper blood circulation to the scalp, our hair suffers, too. Just like our face, the scalp needs proper cleansing, moisturizing, and treatment of skin conditions. Otherwise, hair can become greasy, flaky, and brittle. Without proper circulation or stimulation of the scalp, nutrients that our skin and hair needs to grow healthy and full can’t get to the hair follicles.
What to do instead:Natural, high quality cleansing and conditioning products are key to daily maintenance of the hair. Additionally, healthy oils can properly moisturize the scalp to prevent dryness, flakiness, and itchiness. Oils like jojoba, argan, and avocado oils are similar to the natural oils produced by the skin and scalp and provide lasting moisture. Because brushing and styling are usually the only stimulation the scalp receives, adding scalp massage with a naturally stimulating oil like peppermint or a follicle stimulating cream to your nightly routine can increase blood circulation to the hair follicles. Simply apply the oil or follicle enhancing product to the scalp and massage it in with your fingertips in small circular motions, focusing on areas of thinning hair.