7 Healthy Scalp Tips from Hair Experts

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. So, what are some ways for how to get a healthy scalp? This complex part of your body will benefit from a few simple practices that are easy to implement into your everyday routine, as well as a few specialized dry scalp treatments to target any scalp issues you may be having. Follow these specific tips for how to keep a healthy scalp and watch both your scalp and hair reap the benefits. 

‌1. Get To Know Your Hair

First things first. In order to properly treat your hair and scalp and maintain their health, you have to know when they thrive and what their pain points are. Our hair does change over time so this can feel like a constant game of trial and error, but when you take the time to take note of when your hair feels its best and when it feels its worst, you will better be able to copy and paste the process that works and pinpoint the issues that need addressing for optimal hair health.

2. Stick To a Washing Routine 
Part of getting to know your hair type is getting to know how frequently or infrequently it likes to be washed with shampoo and conditioner. If you are a day to day washer, and you are experiencing dryness, dullness, or your scalp is itchy or irritated, you could be washing too often and stripping your scalp of the natural oils and sebum it needs to stay healthy. Infrequent washers aren’t off the hook, though. Washing hair too few times can cause product and oil to buildup and keep your hair from functioning at its best. Once you determine how often your scalp and hair like to be washed, stick to that routine. 

3. Keep Buildup at Bay 
When scalp buildup comes to visit, be it from product, pollution, or even hard water, both your scalp and your hair pay a hefty price. As one of the many causes for dry scalp, buildup can suffocate hair follicles, keeping them from obtaining the moisture and protein they need to grow, shine, and be strong. 

An occasional detox is a great way to keep buildup at bay. When searching for the best hair products online or in-store, you’ll notice there are quite a few clarifying shampoos on the market. It’s important to select a product that won’t strip your scalp or hair, but instead, will gently remove buildup and hydrate your hair while it’s at it. Insert our Perfect Hair Day™ (PhD) Triple Detox Shampoo. It will rid a week’s worth of buildup for healthy scalp skin and hair that is smoother, shinier, and more full of life.

When styling your hair, it’s also important to choose hair styling products that are free of silicones, sulfates, parabens, and other harmful ingredients that can build up on your scalp. That’s why, at Living Proof, we create products with clean, high-quality ingredients that deliver results without weighing your hair down.

4. Brush Your Hair
Brushing your hair doesn’t just help it look and feel nice, but actually contributes to its health as well as your scalp health. Your scalp naturally produces the oils your hair needs to stay healthy. When you brush your hair, you carry those oils from the root through the length of the hair shaft all the way to the ends, infusing it with moisture. Not only does this benefit the hair but also the scalp. If too much oil stays at the root of your hair, your scalp can’t shed dead skin cells properly, resulting in scalp irritation and flakiness.
5. Hydrate
A hydrated scalp is a healthy scalp. Your scalp is skin, and when you are well hydrated, so is your skin and so is your scalp. While you may not notice a change overnight, in due time drinking more water will benefit your scalp health. Drinking water is the answer to everything, isn’t it?
6. Treat It Right
Different scalps need different things to stay healthy. Enlist the help of a powerful treatment if you are experiencing symptoms of an unhealthy scalp.
For scalps experiencing dryness and the side effects that come with it, we created an innovative Scalp Care Dry Scalp Treatment. This leave-in treatment restores the scalp’s microbiome for instant hydration and lasting relief from dryness, flaking, itching, and irritation.

For those looking for thicker, fuller-looking hair, we created Scalp Care Revitalizing Treatment. This nighttime treatment fights the effects of environmental stressors to promote thicker, healthier-looking hair. The hair and scalp care product is formulated with Jojoba Esters and vitamins to nourish and moisturize the scalp skin, while restoring the barrier function for prolonged balanced hydration.

If you are searching for the best dry scalp remedies that also help prevent thinning hair, you can use both treatment products together.
7. Give It A Massage
Increasing blood flow to the scalp can be a game-changer for its health. Increase blood circulation to the scalp and stimulate the skin cells by giving yourself a scalp massage. While you can use your hands, we include a 
specific scalp massager with our Revitalizing treatment that works wonders. Using the massager during application helps enhance performance and experience, resulting in a healthier scalp and healthier hair.
With these simple healthy scalp tips, you’ll be able to treat and maintain your scalp and experience greater comfort and healthier hair growth because of it.