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May 01, 2020
Lately we’ve been turning our focus to one of the most forgotten-about parts of our bodies: Our scalps! It might be because we don’t get to see it all that often, so it’s out of sight, out of mind… But with all the heavy lifting it does, providing us with a beautiful head of hair, we’re taking it upon ourselves to shout the importance of scalp care from the rooftops.
To help keep your scalp healthy year-round, stick to these lessons we’ve learned over 16 years of working with all sorts of clients, each with their own unique needs when it comes to caring for their scalps. So pull up a seat in the front row, as class is in session at Urbanbella’s Scalp School...
Your scalp needs to breathe! Just like the skin on the rest of our bodies, our scalps need regular exfoliation to function at their best. But unlike our skin everywhere else, it’s got an even more important additional job to do... Growing healthy hair. The best way to ensure a healthy and happy scalp is by boosting its skin cell turnover process with exfoliation.
Many common scalp issues arise from having dry skin, or are made worse than they might otherwise have been by having dehydrated scalp tissue.
Increasing blood circulation to your scalp with a simple massage helps your hair grow longer and stronger. Beneath the skin on your scalp lies an intricate network of blood vessels. These blood vessels are what carries oxygen and vital nutrients to the scalp tissue to keep it healthy.
Shampooing regularly is especially important for those of us who work out, live in a humid climate, use a lot of hair products, have naturally dry skin and generally just tend to sweat a lot. We can pretty confidently say that us curly naturalistas tick most of those boxes.
Maintain your scalp’s equilibrium between washes. We know that life gets busy and sometimes we don’t have time to launch into a whole time consuming wash-day routine as often as we’d like to. We understand that especially crazy days pop up regularly on all of our calendars… and if we’re lucky enough to squeeze in a quick workout (or just work up a sweat racing around between appointments!), we still need to look after our scalps on these days.
Often we overlook an itchy scalp, dry flakes, or our hair growth slowing down as a normal occurrence that we just have to deal with... But some of these problems have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed so we can get rid of them for good.
You are what you eat, and your scalp will thank you for eating right too. First up, eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients will help supply the skin of the scalp with the raw materials necessary to produce new, healthy cells. Getting enough protein is necessary both for scalp care and a healthy head of hair. But then there’s also what we’re not eating that can contribute to the health of our scalp too...
What are your scalp care routines that you swear by? We’d love to hear your healthy scalp secrets in the comments below…
~Keneesha and the Urbanbella Team
May 02, 2020
keneesha, THANK you for these wonderful articles. They are very helpful and thought provoking. Really appreciate you andvall you do.
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