So, I had promised you that I shall talk about scalp care but some things happened and it got delayed. Anyways, better late than never.
Just as fertile soil gives blooming plants, clean scalp helps healthy hair growth. Otherwise, it can result in weak roots, excessive hair fall, dandruff, dry scalp issues like seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis and many other such issues.
I would not really go into detail but discuss about some of the major scalp issues faced by you all (the participants) – itchy scalp, dry scalp, dandruff, weak roots, oily scalp – which we face on a daily basis. Though each of these issues deserve their own posts, I am going to provide only a general outline on each of them.
This is something I have also been facing since sometime. This is a condition which comes and goes for me. Generally, the itch increases if I do not wash my hair once in two days at least.
Now, all the scalp issues are generally inter-linked. For example, your itchy scalp can be due to dryness or due to dandruff, in which case you have to deal with either of the issues.
Sometimes, itchy scalp can ALSO be due to the products you use. If you are using harsh products on your hair and scalp, it can lead to itchy scalp as well due to the dryness. This is one of the reason I always recommend sls-free shampoo.
And, also if your scalp is dirty, it can itch so try to wash your hair once in three days at least or even daily if you are exposed to much of pollution and dust.
Now, if your itchy scalp is not because of any particular reason, I hope you have been following the Activity of the Week regularly. Scalp massages results in production of sebum which reduces scalp dryness and helps relieve the itch.
Other ways to reduce itchiness include using cooling hair oils like Navratna or even using scalp vitalizers help. My recommendations would be Biotique Mountain Ebony or I have been using this Keo Karpin hair vitalizer but I have no idea if it is available widely. I found it in one of the supermarkets. Massaging lightly after applying them relieves the itch.
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So, as I mentioned above, itchy scalp can be due to dryness in which case you have to combat the dryness.
First – Regular scalp massage with bare finger tips also improve sebum production.
Second – Regular usage of essential oils helps curb the dryness.
Third – Regular after wash hair care routine ensures no scalp dryness.
Fourth – Use skin friendly products which are gentle enough for your scalp and hair.
These are just few tricks to curb the dryness of the scalp.
Also Read: Why Hair Tangles – Reasons and How to Avoid?
I have written quite a lot about dandruff! So, why dandruff really occurs is quite contradictory. It can occur when there is less oil or it can occur when there is more oil. So, whether you have oily or dry scalp, it really does not matter. And, dandruff is always more or less accompanied with hair fall and itchy scalp.
First – Tea Tree oil helps reducing dandruff so use this essential oil while massaging your scalp. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off.
Second – Use vinegar treatment. It really works wonders for dandruff.
Also Read: How to get rid of Dandruff?
The simplest reason why you might have weak roots is because of lack of proper nutrition, both internal and external. Your protein intake might be less or your scalp is not getting enough oxygen supply due to poor blood circulation or you are getting old and you have not treated your body in the right way or may be hormones! The reason can be anything.
And, weak roots can lead to hair fall and hair breakage. So, what you can do?
First – Eat proper food. Up your protein and iron intake which is the Activity of the week as well!
Second – This was a tip I got way 4-5 years back when I went for my first hair cut before embarking on serious hair growth. My hair stylist told me to use Vitamin E and evening primrose oil tablets in my hair oil to improve my hair volume. I do not really know how well it works because I did it for few days and then stopped it but no pain, no gain 😉
Aah, this is something I really do not have much experience with. But, I do know a few tricks which really help oily scalp.
First – Henna controls the oil production so regular henna masks helps with oily scalp and oily hair as well.
Second – Vinegar is a great home remedy for oily scalp. Also, it works amazingly for dandruff as well.
Also Read: Shahnaz Husain Beauty Tips
So, this is just a general round up of each of the above scalp issues. But, make sure that you follow at least one of the solutions towards solving each issue. There is no healthy hair growth without healthy scalp.
Earlier Posts from #OneMonthtoHealthyHair event:
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 1 – Hot Oil Treatment
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 1
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 2 – Get a Hair Cut!
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 3 – Go for a Hair Wash!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 4 – Essential Oils for Hair Care!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 5 – Weekend Hair Care Routine – I
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 2