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Monday, April 11, 2016

How Your Scalp could be Affecting your Hair Growth

Is your hair stunted and won't grow? Perhaps you should look into your treatment of your scalp. We tend to overlook the fact that gorgeous long hair comes from our roots. Hence making sure our scalp is clean and buildup free will allow our hair to flourish. In this post, I will mention 4 useful things that will help you on a healthy scalp journey and in return long tresses.

1. Using Topical Products and or taking Supplements

If you suffer from a scalp condition then this could make cleansing your scalp even more problematic. To make the process easier, take care of your scalp issue first. For example, if you suffer from dandruff, use a cream and or a shampoo geared towards diminishing or controlling your scalp issue. Supplements can also help to reduce or eliminate your scalp problems. If you have dry scalp for example, it might be best to take a supplement rich in omega-3 as well as biotin. Omega-2 is rich in fatty oils.

2. Choosing the right Shampoo & Conditioner

This can be quite tricky especially because we have to consider a lot of variables when selecting the perfect shampoo and conditioner. When choosing a shampoo and or conditioner, we tend to choose one that will provide the maximum overall benefits for our hair. This is to prevent us spending too much money on hair products as well as having a trailer load of products. My suggestion is to choose the shampoo that will cleanse your hair and scalp then use a conditioner to add moisture without building up. Using a cleansing shampoo will get rid of any oils and cream buildup from your hair and scalp. If you have a creamy shampoo and conditioner, there is a 90 percent chance your hair and scalp will not be 100 percent clean.

3. Exfoliate Your Scalp

Just like you exfoliate the skin on your face and body, your scalp will benefit from a good scrubbing. I suggest exfoliating your scalp at least once per month. There are 3 different scalp scrub recipes I use. I will share them and their benefits in another blog post as well as demonstrate how I mix them on my Youtube channel. Subscribe here to my Youtube channel.
Why should I scrub my scalp?
Throughout the week(s) or month, your scalp have develop dead skin cells as well as oils and dirt from the products you use in your hair. If they are not removed over time, they will clog your hair follicles and retard hair growth. When exfoliating your scalp, avoid using your fingernails as this may lead to a wound which may get infected and cause bigger problems. Instead, try to use your finger tips or a piece of gauze or a rag. For heavy buildup, try using a clarifying shampoo or a salicylic acid shampoo about once a week or once every 2 weeks.

4. Could it be my Conditioner?

Lots of women do not use conditioner on their scalp because they are afraid it will clog their pores. This is a myth that should be destroyed. Look at conditioners as moisturizers for our hair. Just like with our face, after cleansing we need to replenish moisture it is the same for our hair. For our face, we use a facial moisturizer and our hair a conditioner as well as other leave-in products that will help with hydration. For extra moisture, I recommend doing a hot oil treatment after conditioning and finish off with a cream to seal in the moisture.

What are some of the things you do to cleanse your scalp? 

I hope these tips were helpful. If you have questions or you would like me to address a issue on the blog, you may email me at synethiae@gmail.com or leave it below the post.

Thank you for reading. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.

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