Scalp Care 101: Why You Need A Scalp Scrub?
It’s time to get to the root of the problem. Shampoos, conditioners, masks and oils all help to keep your hair looking and feeling its best – and are often staple items in your bathroom cupboard! However, if you find your tresses don’t feel as polished and nourished as they once did, it may be time to up your haircare game and invest in a scalp scrub.
Keep reading to find out about the importance of scalp care and what the possible causes of dry, flaky or itchy scalps are.
Just like with skincare, the key to a healthy scalp is finding products that nurture, treat and improve its quality. After all, the scalp is basically an extension of the face and the health of your hair starts at the follicle.
The scalp contains the highest number of sweat and oil glands across any area of skin on our entire body, with each of our hair strands attached to a sebaceous gland. This makes scalp care important when it comes to regulating oil production and keeping the scalp cleansed and hydrated.
In doing so, this will encourage hair growth (so all the more reason why we should take steps to keep our scalps healthy!).
1. Itchy Scalp Causes
Having an itch can be really irritating, especially when it leads to dandruff!
Caused by the overproduction of yeast in your scalp, dandruff is super common and nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone’s scalps are home to Malassezia yeast (so no need to stress!) but when overproduction of this yeast occurs, it results in the formation of dandruff. Dandruff can also be caused by your lifestyle, environment or even your hair care routine.
Do you ever find yourself wondering why your scalp feels so dry? It’s likely because of your scalp’s condition. (Just as the skin on your arms and legs can become itchy when it’s dry – so can your scalp.)
To soothe itchiness and keep your scalp hydrated, scalp care products with anti-inflammatory properties can combat dryness and nourish your follicles.
The most common cause of scalp issues is product build up. This occurs when the scalp is in regular contact with products that aren’t treating it with much TLC. For example, if you’re washing with several different hair care products or even using multiple styling products on a daily basis, it’s likely you’ll encounter product build up. This build up is the most common flaky scalp cause, but it can also lead to dryness and clogged hair follicles too. All of this impacts the speed hair grows at, and in the worst case scenario – can even lead to hair loss.
Not only do these challenges compromise the health of your hair, but they can also affect how well hair conditioning ingredients are able to effect the hair strand – which is why it’s so important to deeply cleanse your hair and scalp with the right scalp care product.