A healthy scalp is essential for growing strong, healthy hair. Your scalp contains about 100,000 follicles, each responsible for producing a single strand of hair. Anything that affects the health of your scalp and hair follicles will also affect the health of your hair.
Shampoos, conditioners, sprays, gels, and other hair care products are all a part of daily hair care. We use them to keep our hair and scalp clean, and they can be integral to achieving the look you desire. But how do hair care products affect scalp health?
The Difference Between a Healthy and Unhealthy Scalp
Like the rest of your body, the skin on your scalp needs attention to stay healthy. While it can be challenging to assess the health of your scalp because of your hair, it's well worth the time. Keeping your scalp healthy will give you fuller, bouncier hair that's flake-free and shinier than ever.
A healthy scalp is free of flakes, pimples, and dry patches. There's no irritation, redness, signs of infection, or cuts on the skin's surface. Conversely, symptoms of an unhealthy scalp include dryness, irritation, or burning sensations.
An unhealthy scalp may also lead to flaking, and the texture of your hair may change.
Hair Care Products and Scalp Health
Hair care products contain a wide variety of ingredients. Some ingredients, such as "hold" polymers and preservatives, serve a specific purpose, while others, such as fragrances, are solely for aesthetic purposes.
The fact is that there are too many compounds and ingredients in hair care products to list completely. In addition, while some products may contain the same ingredients, no two are alike.
You might find that some hair care products irritate your scalp as your skin reacts to certain ingredients. And unfortunately, everyone's skin is unique. While one person may be OK with a specific product, another may be sensitive to one or more ingredients. Because of this, finding the best hair care products for your hair is often a case of trial and error to eliminate products that irritate your scalp.
One of the best ways to maintain a healthy scalp is to avoid hair care products containing chemicals and additives that can potentially harm your scalp. Instead, choose hair care products made from natural ingredients, such as Capilia Head First hair products. These products provide the nutrients your scalp needs to remain healthy and produce strong, healthy hair.
What Products Should You Avoid
Some hair care products contain ingredients that everyone should avoid. You should always read the ingredient label and avoid products that contain ingredients your scalp may be sensitive to, like sulfates and fragrances. In addition, avoid products that contain mineral oil, parabens, formaldehyde, alcohol, or sodium hydroxide.
When you use styling products daily, they build up on your hair and scalp. A lot of scalp conditions result from dirt and build-up on the scalp. Sometimes the build-up of residue from hair care products is visible on the hair and scalp and is often confused with dandruff.
In some cases, product build-up can damage your hair and scalp. As styling products linger on your scalp and hair, they begin to break down, and some of the by-products may be a source of irritation.
A Healthy Scalp Produces Healthy Hair
We understand how vital a healthy scalp is to growing a full, thick head of healthy hair. Many hair loss conditions are directly related to scalp conditions, such as excess oil, allergies, rashes, or poor hygiene. At New Look Institute, we strive to provide our clients with clinically tested and proven products that promote healthy hair by clearing up unhealthy scalp conditions.
We proudly offer our clients Capilia Head First hair products because they are safe, effective, and natural. The Capilia Head First product lineup includes plant-and-fruit-based lotions, shampoos, and conditioners, designed to provide the nutrients you need for healthy scalp conditions. Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial consultation and learn how we can help you have a healthier scalp and healthier hair.