10 Rules for a healthy scalp locks
Max out your locks with these 10 healthy scalp tips
The secret to glossy healthy hair can be found in the condition of your scalp.
1. Eat a balanced diet
we know this one quick reminder fill up with protein, complex carbs, vitamins and minerals. The blood carries all these goodies straight to the scalp, improving root, hair follicle and in turn her condition.
2. Stop smoking
It constricts the arteries and small blood capillaries which slow down dietary goodness being delivered to the scalp.
3. Exercise regularly
It increases blood flow to the scalp and reduces stress (a factor in her loss)
4. Learn to massage
It increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the scalp. Slowly massage the scalp with the pads of your fingers while shampooing, it will help you use less shampoo creating a lather where it’s needed most, at your scalp.
5. Avoid sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium found in shampoos
These can strip the hair and scalp of natural oils which protect the scalp and add shine to your locks.
6. Consider professional scalp treatments
Nioxin is a great treatment, which invigorates the scalp, taking away follicle-clogging buildup, leaving the optimum conditions for thick healthy hair to grow.
7. Prevent scalp buildup
The scalp needs to breathe just like the skin on your face and body. Shampoo regularly with sulfate free shampoos like Moroccan oil on Nioxin cleanser.
8. Use a hat
UV light can damage the scalp, sunburn on the exposed parting which can lead to thinning in that area. Prevent heat damage from hair dryers turn the temperature down, it’s kind to your head too!
9. 48-hour skin test before coloring
It’s the safest way to check your scalp can cope with coloring and all-important allergy cheque too.
10. Rinse rinse rinse.
Gone are the days of using a jug in the bath, make sure you rinse for at least 1 min remember to turn down the temperature of the shower for the maximum shine.