How to take care of your scalp
Serums, masks, peels, various massages - we are used to including all of this in our beauty routine for facial care, but we devote very little time to caring for our scalp. Meanwhile, it is the scalp that determines the risk of such problems as dandruff, as well as hair loss and thinning. And let's not forget that the tone and firmness of the face also depend on the condition of the scalp.
Ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of premature aging not only of the skin on the face and body but also of the scalp. As the highest point on the body, the head is constantly exposed to the sun. Therefore, sunscreen should be used not only for the face and body but also for the scalp. There are special sprays available for this purpose - add them to your SPF routine, and don't forget about headwear during intense sun exposure. Protect your scalp from high temperatures, do not wash your hair in too hot water, and do not blow-dry your hair on maximum power.
Deep cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishment
Residues from styling products, city dust, and sebum can accumulate on the scalp, causing various problems such as dandruff. That's why it's important to periodically perform deep cleansing procedures for this area, such as using a clarifying shampoo and doing scalp peels. These procedures promote cell renewal and create conditions for hair growth and follicle strengthening. After the age of 35, it is recommended to do peels regularly.
Don't forget about the cleanliness of your hairbrush, as styling product residues, dead skin cells, and dust can also accumulate on it. Clean your hairbrush at least once every two weeks, and replace it once a year. Over 12 months, numerous bacteria can accumulate on the brush that can't always be washed away, and microcracks can also appear on the bristles, which can damage and scratch the hair structure.
If necessary, the scalp should be moisturized and nourished. Special tonics, masks, and creams have been developed for this purpose, which are applied only to the scalp, not the entire hair length. Such products may be needed by those with sensitive and dry skin, and it's best to choose them with a trichologist.
Beauty experts also recommend not going to bed with wet hair. Bacteria that are normally present on our scalp and pillow multiply much faster in a moist environment. This can lead to dandruff and other problems. In addition, wet hair is more prone to breakage and damage.
For gua sha massage, you don't need to spend a lot of time, 5-10 minutes a day is enough, but it should be done regularly. Gua sha is a painless procedure, so you shouldn't press too hard on the comb or plate. Excessive pressure can damage the hair follicles.
Comb your head in different directions. By the way, if you had a very difficult day, you can heat the comb or gua sha under warm water, and then start the massage. This will help you relax faster during the ritual.