Heal Your Itchy, Dry Scalp: A Mindful Approach
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of scalp health. After all, it should basically maintain itself… Right? We all assume we’ve got a well-nourished scalp until it’s too late. Dandruff starts falling, we find ourselves scratching, and perhaps we notice more strands starting to fall. Once you’re here, you know you’ve already got a dry scalp.
Unfortunately, your scalp’s already been unhealthy for a while.
Maintaining the perfect level of oil on your scalp could be considered an art form. You want to nourish both your scalp’s skin and follicle pores, but also the hair growing out of it. The challenge? Preserving this level without having to deal with noticeably greasy hair.
Follow these tips to heal that dry scalp and enjoy healthier strands.
Reevaluate Your Shampoo Routine
First thing’s first, don’t shampoo every single day!
The easiest way to ensure your scalp stays healthy is to ensure it has the ability to produce its oil. A dry scalp is the no.1 formula for that itchy, dandruff-covered scalp you’re trying to avoid in the first place. Since your scalp’s oil is a natural conditioner, shampooing daily (especially with the wrong product), can actually make your hair more brittle and dull.
Wash with shampoo 1-3x weekly, alternating hot and cold water to stimulate blood circulation.
Shampoos with detergents (otherwise known as sulfates) like sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate should be avoided. They’re known for giving you that lush lather you’ve associated with getting clean, but they’re causing serious scalp damage. They’re so harsh, in fact, that they can cause redness and irritation.
Simply switching to a stimulating, sulfate-free shampoo (like this one containing aloe vera) can stop your scalp scratching in a matter of 1-2 weeks.
Stimulate Your Scalp, Literally
Your scalp’s circulation plays a direct role in the strength and overall health of your hair follicles; like the rest of you, they’re dependent on blood flow! Good circulation boosts oxygen in your blood, resulting in more oxygen sent to your hair follicles. You can expect healthier red blood cells, which supply critical nutrients to each hair follicle. The result? Healthy cell growth.
Stimulate circulation on your scalp by regularly giving yourself a light scalp massage.
Don’t worry about any hairs you see falling while you do it, a hair that falls was destined to fall whether or not you’ve touched it. All the while, your scalp massage will strengthen the remaining healthy follicles, resulting in stronger hair.
Nourish From The Inside Out
You’ve heard the saying, and you really are what you eat! Those who eat a balanced, nutritious diet rich in healthy proteins and fats will have a scalp that reflects it. Staying hydrated is equally important, reach for at least 2 liters/day.
Foods to reach for include:
- Leafy greens
The makers of True Pure understand importance of scalp care, and how to maintain harmony on top of your head. The True Pure Complete line is formulated to boost follicle health and stimulate hair growth!