It's not unusual for people to face problems with their scalp. Some people experience dandruff, others experience itchiness and others struggle with an oily scalp. Here are some ways you can take care of your scalp.
Just because your scalp's skin hides behind your hair, doesn't mean that it's not skin. So how do you keep your scalp healthy and well? Like the skin on the rest of our bodies, our scalp is made up of layers of tissue. The lower layers are the healthiest, newest skin produced by your body, while the outermost layer consists of cells that are mostly dead tissue and ready to be shed to reveal the newer layers of skin beneath. Along with hair follicles, the skin on your scalp contains sebaceous glands which are the glands that produce the necessary oil to keep the skin lubricated.
So, now we have the background on the scalp and how it works, let's talk about how you can further your scalp care alongside your Trico routine.
To help keep your scalp healthy year-round, follow these helpful tips:
Many common scalp problems arise from dry skin or are exacerbated by dehydrated tissue. When you shower and bathe, avoid exposing your scalp to hot water where possible. Instead, use lukewarm water for rinsing. This allows more of the natural sebum necessary for moisturising the tissue to remain on your scalp. Once or twice per week, skip blow-drying and instead allow your hair to air dry.
Protect your Scalp from the Sun
When you plan to be in the sun for long periods of time, aim to wear a hat to protect your scalp from the sun. If this is a little too hard for you (we get it, a hat doesn't always match your outfit) consider applying a scalp friendly sunscreen to the exposed part of your scalp. This will help protect your scalp from ultraviolet rays.
We've said it once and we'll say it again, a well-balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables will help supply the skin of your scalp with the raw materials necessary to produce new, healthy cells. Your scalp also loves protein so ensure you're including enough protein in your diet. You'll also notice an improvement on your hair by taking these steps.