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This is how to keep your scalp healthy

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Happy scalp, happy hair!

Are you suffering from itchy, flaky, dry scalp? This might be happening because your regimen doesn’t serve your hair, and it’s not getting the nutrients it needs to flourish. Below we’ve broken down ways to ensure your scalp is healthy. Repeat after me: it all starts at the root.

How can I tell if my scalp is healthy?

Healthy hair begins at the scalp therefore it’s important that your scalp isn’t dry or excessively oily. If you’re suffering from extremely itchy scalp, white flakes or dandruff, it’s safe to say that your scalp might not be getting what it needs. Your scalp has oil glands that produce a natural oil called sebum which coats and moisturizes both your scalp and hair, which means your scalp shouldn’t be excessively dry, itchy or oily without any product in it. 

If you’re suffering from flaky or excessively dry scalp, there are many factors that could be causing it such as using sulfate shampoos and products with ingredients that your hair might find irritating (It could also be an allergic reaction so be sure to check in with your doctor). Sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils, and substances like paraben and silicone might be hindering your hair from getting the nutrients it needs. If your scalp is excessively oily, this might be because it’s to make up for the natural oils lost from products that strip the hair. 

There is such a thing as clogging your hair follicles – this happens when there is an excess of product on your scalp. This can also lead to itchiness so be mindful not to overload your hair with too many products.

What can I do to make my scalp healthy?

To keep your scalp healthy, the same rules apply as when you’re keeping your hair healthy. Develop a regimen that works for you (read all about it here), and make sure you’re using products that are right for your porosity

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Eat a healthy, balanced diet

Not getting enough fatty acids and protein in your diet can impact the health of your scalp and hair. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it.

Keep your scalp moisturized

We recommend using Moringa & Marula Soothing Sensitive Scalp Oil a few times a week if you suffer from a dry, sore scalp. Moringa has high antiseptic properties that help soothe the scalp and stop itchiness, while the marula has great fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-9 that nourish it and combat dryness. 

Know what works for you

You should always assess your hair to see how much it needs as everyone’s regimen will be slightly different. If your scalp is still flaky after a few days, re-apply; if it’s still moisturized after a few days, hold out for a little longer before you re-apply. 

Tip: ensure you’re using a sulfate-free shampoo and getting all the essential omegas through your diet, and you’ll be sure to see a shift. 

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