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What is a Healthy Scalp?

It’s easy to focus on how your hair looks — getting the volume that we like or repairing dead ends. However, focusing on the health of our scalp will give us the luscious healthy hair we all want. To keep our hair healthy, we must take care of our scalps; a healthy scalp will always promote healthy hair. 

Today on the Cabs LaVie Professional blog, we are going to talk about what it means to have a healthy scalp. Keep reading to learn more, be sure to check out our post How To Keep Your Scalp Healthy, and shop our pH balanced hair products online! We offer salon-quality, sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners, and other products to fit your hair care needs. Shop all of our products online and keep reading to learn more. 

A Healthy Scalp is a Comfortable Scalp

If your scalp feels good then there is a good chance that your scalp is healthy or, at least, on the right track. An itchy scalp can mean that it is overly dry and in desperate need of moisture or it can be a sign of an allergic reaction. A flaky scalp can mean that it is dry or it can be the result of completely cleaning your scalp: 

  • Grey-looking flakes usually mean that your scalp is dry and it’s time to stop overwashing your hair and give your scalp some much needed TLC.
  • Yellow-tone flakes mean you need to wash and gently scrub your scalp. Hair oils, hair products, dirt, and grime can build up on our scalps and must be removed. 

A healthy scalp will feel comfortable and will not appear oily. 

When Is My Scalp Unhealthy? 

An unhealthy scalp is usually pretty obvious. If you are struggling with flakiness, itching, burning, or an overly oily scalp, it may be time to make some changes to your hair care routine. Itching or burning usually means a chemical irritation — in which case you may want to stop using your current hair care products — or it can mean dryness. An overly oily scalp can be a sign that too many of your natural oils are being stripped from your hair and scalp, so your body is overcompensating. 

What Do I Do To Get My Scalp Healthy? 

The best place to start if your scalp needs some love is to look at the products you are using. Yes, the shampoo at the dollar bin will allow you to save money, but as a result, your hair will most likely suffer — it’s not worth it! Sulfate-free, pH balanced, and products free of synthetic fragrances will promote healthy hair and a healthy scalp. A dandruff shampoo can be a temporary fix for getting rid of flakiness. If you still don’t see a change, you may want to talk to your hairstylist and see a dermatologist.

More Tips For Healthy Hair   

Keeping your hair healthy is often about learning what your hair needs which means you will need to experiment with what works best for you. However, here are some general tips that can help your hair and scalp:

  • Reduce how many times you wash your hair
  • Allow your hair to air dry
  • Use sulfate-free, pH balanced hair products
  • Use the tips of your fingers to gently scrub your scalp
  • Invest in an at-home scalp treatment 
  • Moisturize your hair regularly 

Why is a Healthy Scalp Important?

A healthy scalp feels comfortable and promotes healthy, beautiful hair. It can also fight bacteria, fungus, and other intruders. Additionally, hair loss is often due to an unhealthy scalp. Though there are a lot of factors that affect hair loss in men and women, a thorough scalp analysis often shows that an unhealthy scalp is a root cause. If you are suffering from hair fall, be sure to check out our hair restoration products. 

To use products that promote a healthy scalp, shop Cabs LaVie Professional online. We offer a variety of high-quality professional products that are perfect for use in the salon and at home. Each shampoo and conditioner is carefully formulated with natural ingredients that can repair, replenish, and promote healthy hair growth. Shop all of our pH balanced products here