Root awakening: tips for healthy hair
#funfact: did you know that the term “bad hair day” was originally coined as a humorous statement, but the expression has been broadened over time to mean having a bad day in general? It may be an old saying, but a head full of unkempt hair can indeed set a precedent for the rest of the events in a day. The root of hair problems such as oiliness, dandruff and even hair loss often lies in the scalp, which is also skin and thus requires care. Read on for 3 tips on how to look after your scalp so you can enjoy healthy, manageable hair.
1. Keep it clean
It may seem like a no-brainer, but regular washing is essential not only for cleaning your scalp but reducing the clogging of pores and hair roots. Some people make the mistake of not cleansing thoroughly enough – instead of concentrating your hair product in one area, evenly distribute and work it through from the scalp to ends of your hair. When you rinse your hair, ensure that it is completely clean and there are no traces of shampoo or hair care products as leftover products can build up on the scalp, weighing down your hair and causing it to become dull.
2. Temperature is key
Taking a scalding shower can feel oh-so-good at the end of a long day, but hot water can strip your hair of its essential oils, drying it out. Scalding water can also cause hair follicles to become brittle and prone to breakage. Try using lukewarm water instead, which is not as harsh, when you wash your hair. Likewise, when blow drying your hair, avoid concentrating the highest heat setting on your hair for a prolonged time in order to minimise harmful heat damage.
3. Stimulate blood circulation
Stress can cause hair loss as hair follicles become deprived of the nutrients required for healthy hair growth. Massaging the scalp can be beneficial for stimulating blood circulation, which provides hair follicles with more nutrients from blood. When you wash your hair, gently massage your scalp for a few minutes, taking care not to use your fingernails or aggressively rub it. Massaging also helps to relax the scalp and relieve stress.
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