10 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Scalp
Healthy Scalp Means Healthy Hair
Healthy Hair begins with the Roots! Just like a tree with its roots reaching deep into the earth, good hair starts with a healthy scalp. Your hair will flourish if you take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy scalp.
1. Retain Moisture
Find a moisturizing oil that can keep your scalp hydrated. You want your scalp to absorb and retain moisture well so the strands growing out of it can be healthy as well. Of course, we know deep treatments are great for moisturizing your scalp.
2. Use Less Chemicals
Be sure your products are made up of mostly natural ingredients. Depending on the chemicals in your products, you can experience irritation or dryness which is not cool. Natural products won’t make your scalp react unless you're allergic.
3. Make Sure to Shampoo When Needed
Take in account your hair type to determine how often you should shampoo or wash your hair. You don’t want to shampoo too much but when you do make sure you’re really getting the scalp clean and free from residue. Focusing on your roots more rather than your hair to avoid stripping your natural oils.
4. Maintain a Healthy Diet
What you put in your body will definitely reflect in your hair. As we know you can see the state of your health through your hair. Eating foods that are rich in nutrients like zinc, Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Protein and Iron all help with your hair’s health. Incorporating these nutrients into your daily diet will transform your hair for the better. Just as plants need the proper nourishment to grow and flourish so does your hair. Begin by being mindful of what you’re putting in your body.
5. Protect Your Scalp from Harmful Rays
Finding products that have natural sun protectant ingredients will be great for protecting your scalp from the sun's rays that can be harmful to your skin. Some natural ingredients that protect your scalp are rosemary, lavender, castor oil, sunflower oil, aloe vera, shea butter and many more. You can find most of these ingredients in the Canvas Hair Blossom Serum as well as the Canvas Beauty Full Bloom Leave In Conditioner Creme de la Creme. This is great if you’re using the serum and leave-in daily, because your scalp will be protected every day.
6. Be mindful when rocking protective styles
Always be cautious of how your protective styles are installed, you want to make sure that it’s not tugging at your scalp and edges. Too much strain on your scalp can cause hair loss. Be sure to oil your scalp while wearing a protective style to avoid dryness and to relieve itching.
7. Massage Your Scalp Daily
Give your scalp a good 15 minute massage twice a day and watch magic happen. Massaging your scalp will help to increase the blood flow to your hair follicle and possibly change the texture of your hair with time and consistency.
8. Exfoliate Your Scalp
Exfoliating your scalp can keep it from drying out and help your natural oils to nourish your hair from roots to ends. The exfoliation process will also help to remove excess build up.
9. Let Your Scalp Breathe
When you’re wearing protective styles you never want to keep the style for more than 2 months, it’s important that you allow your scalp to breathe. Your scalp needs fresh air just as much as you do. So switching up your style every 2 months is recommended if you wanna play with extensions.
10. Do Deep Treatments
We can’t say this enough, but deep treatment is a must in your hair routine. If you want to see improvement in your overall hair health then make sure to do a deep treatment as often as possible.
If you want good hair, have good habits that will help to nourish the roots it rises from. Treat your hair with care and you’ll continue to see it flourish into the beautiful crown you’ve always wanted. You’re just a few steps away from changing your hair’s journey in a major way!
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