The Importance of a Healthy Scalp

Products for Healthy Hair and Scalp at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton

The Importance of a Healthy ScalpHair health is a big topic!. It is common for many of us to focus on achieving healthy hair, whilst forgetting that your scalp needs just as much attention. An unhealthy scalp not only affects hair growth and hair health but can result in uncomfortable itching.

At Afrotherapy Afro Hair Salon in Edmonton, we stock a range of afro hair care products that aids in achieving both healthy scalp and hair. Being experts in afro hair, mixed race hair, multi-textured and curly hair,  we know how crucial it is to care for and strengthen afro hair. You can buy any our partners’ products in our hair salon or purchase online from our online store that offers next day delivery.

There are some signs to look out for to understand if you have an unhealthy scalp and we will help you identify them, as well as provide you with a few tips on how to look after your scalp.

Excessive Itchiness on Afro Hair & How to Prevent it

Inflammation of the scalp is most often the result of excessive itching and dandruff. These issues arise when your scalp is unhealthy and is in need of some care.  Product build up, a poor diet, and harsh chemicals are all major causes of inflammation and itchiness.  

When your scalp is being stripped of its natural oils due to harsh chemicals, it causes a panic reaction.  Such harsh chemicals inhibit your scalp from maintaining the process that it undergoes to create the sebum that is needed for your hair. The result is a scalp that goes into overdrive, frantically trying to reproduce more oils to compensate for what has been lost. 

In order to slow down the overproduction of oils, you will need to supply your scalp with nourishing oils from an outside source. Baobab oil from Phytospecific is a multipurpose pre-shampoo or leave-in oil that nourishes dehydrated hair and scalp. This luxurious oil safeguards against free radicals and frizz and can be used on hair for intense hydration, manageability and increased elasticity.

Prevent Dandruff and Flaking on Afro Hair

Dandruff is another common sign of an unhealthy scalp. A scalp that is heavily alkaline will begin to separate which is what causes it to flake. Your scalp needs to maintain a state of acidity in order for it to combat the growth of fungi and bacteria, as well as keep the cuticle closed and healthy. This is important as fungi/ bacteria build up will affect the growth of your hair, as well as damage hair health. 

Tips to a Healthy Scalp by Top Afro Hair Salon in London

Adopt the following tips to aid in keeping your scalp in good health all year round.

  1. Avoid overexposure to the sun. Too much exposure to the sun can cause hair to become brittle and dry. On sunny days, carry a spray bottle filled with water and apply the mist to your hair periodically throughout the day.
  2. Watch what you eat. Not maintaining a healthy diet can have bad consequences for your hair growth. Maintaining a healthy diet will provide your scalp with the nutrients that it needs to produce long luxurious hair. Opt for supplements that benefit hair such as Hairfinity Hair Vitamins. These are natural vitamins specially created to nourish your hair from the inside out.
  3. Regularly wash your hair. It is important that your scalp is clean. Product build up on the scalp makes it difficult for new hair to push through for hair growth. Your follicles will be damages and if this becomes too difficult your hair will stop trying.
  4. Massage your scalp. Good blood circulation will ensure that your hair is able to grow. Your scalp will be healthier which means your hair will grow healthier.