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.
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.