Think of your small kitchen garden. You need to ensure that the soil is of good quality and that it has the necessary nutrients to allow the proper growth of the vegetables you plant. The same case applies to your hair. If you want healthy and strong hair, you must first start by taking good care of your scalp. That’s the start of everything. Using all those essential oils and other concoctions that promise rapid hair growth will never work if your scalp is not properly taken care of.
4 things you need to start doing for a healthy scalp
A healthy scalp equals healthy hair
To keep your scalp happy and healthy, ensure you follow these tips:
1. Massage your scalp
Besides giving you a relaxed feeling, massaging your scalp ensures proper blood circulation. This means that Oxygen and the essential nutrients that support healthy hair growth get to the scalp to do their job. When shampooing your hair, massage your scalp well and do the same when moisturizing.
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2. Moisturize regularly
Just like the skin on other parts of your body, your scalp also needs regular moisturizing. To ensure your scalp does not dry out, avoid over-washing your hair and using harsh shampoos that strip off the natural oils from your scalp. You could use natural oils such as coconut oil, Shea butter, and jojoba to maintain a healthy scalp. Shea butter, for instance, helps in locking in moisture hence preventing your scalp from drying out. Jojoba oil, on the other hand, contains vitamins that are essential for a healthy scalp and it also strengthens the hair.
3. Keep your scalp clean
I have heard people say that they go for months without washing their hair so that it grows fast. Contrary to that, experts recommend washing your hair regularly since dirt, dead skin and hair products build up on your scalp with time blocking the pores of your scalp. This makes your scalp itchy, prevents hair growth and also makes your scalp a conducive environment for bacteria and fungus to breed.
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4. Eat right
Above all, even as you try to do everything right to keep your scalp healthy, don’t forget that you are what you eat. For a healthy scalp, you also need to eat a balanced diet. Focus on eating foods that promote healthy hair growth.
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