An unhealthy and damaged scalp can be very itchy, oily or scary. In extreme cases, scalp sores can develop as well as hair loss. The health of your scalp is affected by numerous factors including environmental factors, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, diet and even hair care products. Fortunately, you can bring your scalp back to good health with these tips.
Scalp Care Tips
Avoid baking under the sun.
You probably have been having a lot of fun under the sun and probably planning to make the best out of the remaining sunny days. The bad news is too much fun under the sun is bad for your health, your skin and even your hair and scalp. The sun’s UV rays can also bake your hair making it dry and brittle. Those with thinning and balding hair can be prone to scalp damage from sun overexposure. So enjoy the sun in moderation only. To protect your and your scalp hair from the damaging effects of the sun, wear a hat. You can also apply hair products with sunscreen. You can also apply Argan oil on your locks to keep your hair and scalp protected from the harsh effects of UV rays.
Avoid getting your hair colored.
You may love switching up your hair color but doing it too frequently can damage not just your hair but as well as your scalp. The chemicals in hair dyes can burn your scalp. These chemicals can also trigger severe allergic reactions in some people. When you want to get your hair colored, it is best to let a professional hair stylist do the job. If you are going to do the coloring yourself, be very careful and make sure that you follow the instructions written on the hair dye packaging to the dot. It would also be best to do a skin patch test before using the hair dye so that you’ll know if you’re allergic to the product or not. To do a skin patch test, simply rub a small amount of the dye behind your ear of your elbow and wait it out for 2 days. If you see a rash develop, then don’t use the product anymore. You may also want to opt for organic hair dyes as they are plant-based and are kinder to the scalp.
Treat your scalp with Argan oil
Argan oil is not only great for your hair but also for the scalp too. Its Vitamin E and essential fatty acids are nourishment for your scalp. If you are suffering from oily scalp, treating your hair with Argan oil can help. This may sound like fighting oil with oil but there is more to it. Argan oil contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and they help bring down overproduction of sebum or your scalp’s natural oil to a manageable level. It works wonders for dry scalp too since it contains nutrients with potent moisturizing properties such as Vitamin E, Sterols and essential fatty acids.
Eat a Balanced Diet
The health of your scalp and hair depends on the overall health of your body. Follow a diet that includes the three food groups. Choose lean protein sources such as fatty fish instead of red meat. Make sure that your meal includes a balanced portion of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and fiber.
Follow these tips to get your scalp healthy again.
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