Caring for the skin on your face has become second nature and has created a booming industry of skincare products catering for your every want and need. But there is a section of skin that has been severely neglected. Although usually covered by a thick layer of hair, the scalp is a very important area of skin on the body and deserves its own products and dedicated routine. Scalp care is just another chapter in self care and while using shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair is a great start, there are other products you could be using to take care of your scalp.
There are a few signs you can look out for that could mean your scalp needs a little more attention. If you find yourself itching your scalp, shedding more hair than usual or notice dandruff, it could be time to invest in some new products. There are some great options that have hit the beauty market, designed to treat the skin on your head with as much care as you usually take on your face.
Shampoo And Conditioner
There are many shampoos and conditioners out there that are made to treat a dry, itchy and dandruff prone scalp. Shampoo helps to clear congestion while conditioner provides the scalp and hair with moisture. But the care should not stop here.
Scalp serums dissolve the build-up of dead skin which prevents your hair follicles becoming blocked. They should be used before you wash your hair and can help with hair growth.
Oils work in a similar way to serums, helping to soften areas of dry skin so that they break away from the scalp. Oils can be very soothing if your scalp feels dry and itchy. Making sure your scalp is hydrated and moisturised with oils is an extremely important way to keep, not only your scalp healthy, but also your hair.
Sometimes it’s hard to know whether your scalp is really clean as a shampoo and condition is often not enough. A scalp scrub is the perfect way to get that satisfying deep clean with its grainy texture to properly exfoliate the skin. The scrub works to remove impurities and is another way to get rid of build-up.
Just like a face mask, scalp masks are a great way to treat your skin with extra nourishment. They have a soothing and calming effect and also do the work to rebalance your scalp’s natural PH levels. As an added perk, masks can leave your hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
There has been a positive shift in the beauty community when it comes to recognising the importance of scalp care. By adding a few of these products into your haircare routine, you can begin to give your scalp the nourishment and care it deserves. This will also help with hair growth as healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.