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We all know about our 3-step routine for facial skin care. Many of us are even aware of the importance of body exfoliation to help eliminate dead skin cells and obtain perfect, uniform skin. Its important to realize that our scalp is also skin.
It’s also important for us to understand that our scalp is a very delicate part of our skin. It is usually protected by hair and therefore isn’t hit directly by sunlight. Women are, in any case, increasingly aware of the need of taking care of their scalp.
What sort of problems can arise if we don’t take care of it?
- Cosmetic problems: If we don’t protect our scalp from the sun in the summer, our scalp can become irritated, dry or even flaky after a day at the beach or the pool. This is especially true for women with very clear partings or with thinning hair. The burns caused by excessive sunlight on the scalp may cause blotches and, as a result, a weakening, heightened sensitivity and vulnerability of our scalp. For instance, sun bathing for prolonged periods of time can cause alopecia and premature aging.
- Serious illness: We should take into account that not protecting our head from sunlight can cause serious trouble. For instance, actinic keratosis (also known as sun keratosis), which is a very common precursor to skin cancer.
Healthy hair that looks good requires our scalp to be in the best possible shape. Dandruff, dermatitis and dryness are some of the most common ailments affecting our scalp.
Besides these ailments, our scalp is also affected by endogenous dirt (cell mitosis) and exogenous dirt (excess styling products such as hairspray or gel, or even unrinsed shampoo or conditioner). That is why, besides rinsing out shampoo and conditioner thoroughly after each wash, it is important to softly exfoliate your scalp at least once every three months to keep it in the perfect condition.
Checking the state of your scalp is essential to prescribing a specific treatment, since what each scalp requires varies from one person to the next.
The effects of treatment are immediate, especially with thin hair. Also, remaining dirt is often the cause of hair growing without strength and looking squashed at all times, as it doesn’t achieve its volume at the root.
Here are some tips you can do at home to take care of your scalp:
- Before applying shampoo, make sure that your scalp and hair are wet through. This will help you eliminate dead skin cells and any dandruff particles.
- Once you’ve applied shampoo, softly massage your scalp with your fingertips for 3 to 5 minutes. Not taking your time to do this properly will mean that not all dead skin cells and dandruff will be eliminated.
- Rinse with lots and lots and lots of water.
- Avoid the use of aggressive products as they will attack the balance of your scalp.
- Once a week, carry out a soothing treatment to help reduce inflammation of your scalp.
Before ending this article, we’d love you to tell us how you take care of your scalp. Tell us your secrets and if you have any questions for us, we’re here to help. Furthermore, you’re invited to discover our hair treatments . A scalp in great condition is a requirement for the efficacy and good result of any hair treatment. Let our professional staff assess your hair and advise you to get the best result from it.
Finally, remember to use sunscreen, hats, caps or scarves if you go to the pool or the beach. Remember that the thinner your hair, the more you need to take care of it!