Welcome back to the Cabs LaVie Professional blog — the one-stop-shop for hair professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about their hair. We believe in treating your hair to natural ingredients that it needs to stay thick, luscious, and beautiful.
Today on our blog we will be talking about how to have a healthy scalp. When thinking of combating hair fall or simply having healthy hair, many forget about their scalp. It’s easy to focus on repairing split ends, but without a healthy scalp, it is hard to have a healthy head of hair. Stick around to learn more and visit the Cabs LaVie Professional website.
Seven Tips For a Healthy Scalp
The health of our scalps are affected by a variety of factors — some factors are in our control, and others aren’t. Changes in weather or climate, health conditions, and stress can often affect our hair and scalp. However, there are a variety of steps that we can take to keep our locks and scalps looking and feeling good.
Use pH Balanced Hair Products
One of the first ways we can take care of our scalps is to use salon-quality, pH balanced hair products. The pH of our hair matters and affects every part of our hair care. A healthy pH will:
- Help your scalp to create a barrier to fight against bacteria and fungus
- Allow hair products to work well with your hair
- Promote elasticity and moisture retention
- Fight against damage from chemical treatments
A healthy, balanced pH level for your hair is 4.5-5.5, which means it is best to use more alkaline products. When putting products on your hair, be sure to always choose sulfate-free and pH balanced hair products. Shop Cabs LaVie online for products that will naturally balance your hair!
Eat a Balanced Diet
Another action we can take to keep our hair and scalp healthy is to eat a healthy diet — foods rich in nutrients will always promote a healthy head of hair. Foods rich in protein promote healthy growth, and those with antioxidants can help with your metabolism and blood circulation which can promote a healthy scalp.
Massage Your Scalp
Most of us are familiar with hair masks, and we all love when someone else washes our hair and gives our scalp a massage. Why not combine the two for a healthy self-care routine. A scalp massage will not only feel good but will increase blood circulation and promote the dispersion of natural oils. A coconut oil massage can be just what the doctor ordered to not only keep your scalp healthy and happy, but also to help your hair to grow longer and stronger.
Wash Your Hair Sparingly
You do not need to wash your hair every day. Overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause a dry, flakey scalp — a common cause for hair loss. Those with thicker hair may only need to wash their hair every few days or even once a week. Others with thinner, finer hair may have to wash more often. Factors like the season, how active you are, and other lifestyle factors can affect how often you need to wash your hair. Invest in dry shampoo and experiment with what works best for your hair.
Take Care of Your Hair
There is a lot that goes into our beauty routines, and often times, it can be too much, causing us to not wash the makeup off of our faces and cut corners in other ways. Having to invest time in our hair can feel like just one more thing to do. However, you will get out of it what you put into it. With that being said, it is important that you condition your hair regularly and maybe even invest in richer treatments such as hair masks. Keeping your hair healthy and moisturized will help your scalp to remain balanced and healthy as well.
If you can’t seem to get what you need to keep your hair healthy by eating a healthy diet alone, it may be time to invest in supplements. Getting the nutrients your body needs will allow your hair to grow long and strong, and your scalp to produce natural oils. To learn about what supplements are best for your hair needs, consult a dermatologist.
Avoid Brushing Wet Hair
Though it can’t always be helped, it is a good idea to wait to brush your hair till after your hair has dried. When your hair and scalp are wet, the hair follicles aren’t as strong as they are when they’re dry. If you do brush your hair, be gentle, working through tangles patiently, and use a detangling spray or hair oils to make your hair more workable.
When you invest in pH balanced hair products, often much of the work is done for you — they can easily help you keep your scalp healthy. To learn more about our line of salon-quality hair care products, shop our store online!