Many focus on having long, voluminous and defined hair. How many are interested in a healthy scalp?
Well, I wasn’t a few months back!
It was when I completed my Introduction to Trichology course that I became more familiar with the different scalp conditions and finally recognised the importance of taking care of my own scalp.
When I started the course, I thought I would learn a special formula to grow long hair.
Guess what? There is no special formula but continuous care for the hair and the scalp.
Word of advice: stay away from people who offer miracle products because it simply doesn’t exist.
I personally always had an itchy and flaky scalp. My hairdresser advised me to put oil on my scalp daily.
I have been doing it for years religiously but nothing changed so I decided to take the matter into my own hands and this is what I implemented in my routine:
EASY STEPS TO FOLLOW
- Weekly scalp exfoliant and scalp toner
There’s loads of options out there. I felt for the Philip Kingsley Trichocare collection
- Monthly Apple Cider Vinegar rinse
It helps to rebalance the PH of your skin. I love AVC. I use it for everything (seasoning, skin care and now hair care!)
- Scalp Oil treatment limited to wash day on the scalp
Yes, I’m part of the team #nooil on the scalp. The natural sebum will work its magic so other than wash day, I’d rather keep a clean scalp to avoid any itchy/flaky situation.
This time, I don’t have before and after pictures so you will have to believe in my words when I say it takes longer for my scalp to feel itchy and the flakes have significantly reduced.
TALK TO A SPECIALIST
If you are worried about any scalp conditions, I recommend consulting a Dermatologist or Trichologist as soon as possible.
They will have the knowledge to identify and treat your scalp as well as providing you with medicated cream and shampoo which will make the difference for your scalp.
But again, keep in mind that there is no magic formula!
How many of you take care of their scalp as much as their hair? Let me know in the comments!