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Healthy plants grow on fertile soil; the same analogy can be applied to hair. You cannot expect to have healthy and shiny hair growing on a dry, itchy scalp, or when continually living with problems like dandruff. If you do not take care of these minor issues, they will soon become more severe. Here are a few things to know to keep your scalp healthy.

Oils and moisture

Scalp need to maintain an optimal level of moisture, which is done with the help of oil production by sebaceous glands in the scalp. This oily substance provides shine to hairs, protect them, keep them nourished. If sebum is not produced enough, it will result in the dry and itchy Dry hairs are more probable to break when combing; they become brittle and difficult to manage.

Things to do:

  • Consider using hair oils, especially if your scalp is very dry. Jojoba oil, Argan oil, coconut oil, almond oil is some of the options.
  • Avoid shampooing too often.
  • Change your shampoo, buy something that is made for your hair type.
  • Include healthy fatty acids like omega-3s in your diet. You can consume more fatty fish, nuts, seeds.
  • Think of adding a supplement to your daily regime; Silk Biotin Complex may be an option.

 

pH Balance

It is something that people neglect entirely. Optimal pH of the scalp is between 4.5 to 5.5. Nonetheless, very few hair care products mention the pH of their products. This pH means that the scalp is a bit Acidic pH helps keep the hair cuticle tight, whereas, alkaline pH opens up the hair cuticle resulting in more significant loss of moisture. When ideal pH is maintained, your scalp will remain free from dandruff, fungal infections, and hair remain oily.

Things to do:

  • Use hair care products with pH closer to your scalps.
  • Avoid hard soapy shampoos as they are alkaline.
  • Use hair care solutions made to maintain pH balance.

 

Circulation-

Improving blood circulation results in the higher supply of oxygen and nutrients to hair roots. It is like keeping your garden well fertilized.

Things to do:

  • Use hair oils fortified with vitamins and minerals. Do not just apply them to hair, rather massage your scalp. Massaging will improve the circulation.
  • Practice mindfulness, yoga, and stretching may also help improve blood supply to the scalp.
  • Exfoliate your scalp on a weekly basis, it is not just good for hygiene but also boosts circulation.
  • Brushing to improve circulation. Yes, there are special here brushes that can be used to stimulate blood flow to your scalp.

 

Protect your scalp-

From pollution, UV exposure, dirt, extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals. The scalp is more sensitive than your skin.

Things to do:

  • Hat or scarf not only look good, but they can also protect your hair and scalp from so many harmful things.
  • Get rid of hair care products that are harsh on your scalp.
  • Do not wash hair with very hot water, and also avoid being in the extreme cold for too long.