Caring for Your Scalp Every Day
Most people (especially women) want to have a head full of beautiful hair, just like you see in magazines and fashion shows, and that’s the reason for hundreds of creams and treatments that are available in stores.
But many of them neglect something essential – the place where hair strands are “born.” Find out how to care for your scalp every day in today’s article, which will prevent dandruff and help you enjoy more beautiful hair.
A healthy scalp = beautiful hair
To have hair that looks fresh from the salon you don’t need to spend a fortune on products or treatments. First and foremost, you need to take care of your scalp.
Of course you can choose to use whatever hair care routine you like, but if you neglect or damage the region where your hair begins its life, nothing you do will have positive results.
Dryness, excessive oil production, dirt, exposure to sunlight, and poor hair care are the direct causes of most hair problems: baldness or alopecia, dandruff, thinning hair, itching, dermatitis, and more. If you really want to have beautiful hair, first you need to pay attention to your scalp and “attack” the root of the problem (pun intended).
Tips for caring for your scalp
The following recommendations for a healthy scalp will give you great results. Pay close attention and follow them to the letter.
In case you haven’t noticed, this region collects a lot of impurities (dust, dead skin cells, shampoo residue, and more). These can clog the pores of your scalp, keeping your hair follicles from being properly nourished and effectively “choking” the hair to leave it weaker and more brittle.
You should wash your hair more than once a week but not every day – find a happy medium that works for you. When you wash it every day you can have some unwanted side effects, getting rid of beneficial nutrients and drying out your roots.
It’s best to try to wash your hair once every three days and to use a natural shampoo and conditioner (like oatmeal, avocado, or honey) so your scalp is free to develop its own natural oils.
In addition to being a great way to relax after a long day, a good scalp massage has even more interesting benefits for your health and beauty.
Every day try to give your scalp a circular massage using your fingertips (never the nails) to promote better circulation, oxygenation, and absorption of nutrients, while also removing any dirt or dust that has accumulated. Always use light pressure and if you have problems with dandruff, for example, you can also use any essential oil or a little olive oil.
Look for some homemade options to make your scalp look beautiful. Hair masks can improve your regular beauty routine. Every week, apply a mixture of the following to your scalp:
- 1 container of plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey (60 g)
You should get a paste that you can spread throughout your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. This is an antiseptic treatment that will revitalize and regenerate the skin of your scalp. If your skin is very dry, substitute the honey with some aloe vera gel.
Never forget the fact that beauty starts from within you. All the masks, creams, and natural shampoos in the world won’t benefit you if you keep a poor diet. You should eat plenty fruits, vegetables, seeds, beans, nuts, and whole grains. If your body lacks the proper nutrients, it will affect how you look on the outside.
Don’t forget to add the following foods to your regular diet:
- Fish like salmon
- Vegetables oil
- Olive oil
Common problems for the scalp
Psoriasis, dandruff, and dermatitis are the three most common problems people experience with the scalp. Usually they tend to be most visible behind the ears, along the forehead, at the hairline, and on the neck. In the case of dandruff, it’s made of dead skin cells that flake off in an unsightly manner. It can be treated with herbal shampoos, for example.
People who have psoriasis also experience a flaky scalp accompanied by some inflammation in the area. If this is your problem, try not to brush your hair too often and always use a soft bristle brush. Don’t scratch or irritate the scalp, wash your hair very gently, and avoid the use of hair dryers or strong hair products.
Pay attention to any stress or anxiety you’re experiencing at the time, because they could be the cause of any flaking from your scalp. It can also be caused by poor habits when you wash your hair or the use of certain beauty products.
It’s a bad idea to use permanent hair coloring or to pull it back tightly while the hair is still wet. You can rinse your hair in seawater to help balance out the oils your scalp produces, and you can also massage the scalp with a little olive oil or arnica oil.
Pay close attention to any signs and symptoms in this part of your body and most importantly, change any habits that are causing damage or discomfort to your scalp. If you follow these recommendations you’ll have a beautiful mane of hair, just like you’ve always wanted.