Hair and Scalp Treatment

Hair and scalp treatment

Many people assume that all they need is an expensive shampoo and conditioner duo to keep their locks healthy and beautiful. If haircare was really that easy, most of us would have soft strands that rival the ones seen in shampoo commercials. Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp, and a healthy scalp begins with a healthy lifestyle. Sure, some people are blessed with good genes and have locks that are naturally beautiful, but the rest of us can benefit from the tips below.

Scalp Care

Don’t neglect your scalp during your haircare routine. A healthy scalp is extremely important if you want your hair to look and feel healthy. Treat your scalp to a massage each day. Do this by gently rubbing your fingers in circles all over your head, from your neck to your forehead. This helps stimulate your scalp, which increases circulation and makes it easier for strong new follicles to grow in. You can also use a hair brush to gently massage your scalp as you brush your locks each day.

Relax

The best beauty products can do some pretty impressive things, but even they can’t save hair that is falling out in clumps due to stress and emotional turmoil. Stress, anxiety and depression have all been linked to hair loss and thinning follicles. You can’t always prevent stress, but you can control how you manage it. Make sure to take some time for yourself each day, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. Your hair and scalp will thank you for it.

Diet and Exercise

Your hair might not look its best after an intense session at the gym, but it will look much worse if you skip the gym entirely. Researchers have found a connection between obesity and hair loss. Poor dietary habits, whether you are overweight or underweight, can also make your locks look anything but lovely. Make an effort to hit the gym several times a week and follow a diet that includes plenty of fresh produce and water.

Styling Routine

How well do you treat your hair? If you frequently abuse your tresses with overly hot styling tools, harsh shampoos and poorly made brushes, your hair will not look as good as it should. Hide your blow dryer and straightening tools at least once a week if you want to keep your mane soft and manageable.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Despite what the shampoo companies want you to think, you don’t have to lather and repeat in the shower – or even wash your hair every day. A shampoo routine of this nature is too harsh for many scalps and hair types, especially if your shampoo contains a high amount of sodium lauryl sulfate. Lather up once, rinse, and finish with your favorite conditioner. For extra softness, coat your locks with a hot oil treatment once or twice a week.

We all have the occasional bad hair day, but you don’t have to hide your locks under a hat or scarf on a daily basis. Most of us are not lucky enough to be born with naturally beautiful hair, but treating your hair and scalp the right way can definitely make a difference. Eat well, take care of yourself physically and mentally, and give your scalp plenty of attention if you want to have beautiful, healthy hair.

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