Scalp Pampering??

Hello my dear friend,

Do you remember the last time you pampered your scalp? I sure don’t. I was not aware this was something that was necessary. I moisturize my hands and face everyday, at least twice a day, but I do not do that to my scalp. Well, according to this article by Barbara Christian, “you won’t believe the difference it makes”.

Having a healthy scalp reflects on the health of your hair. It will be stronger, so then it can grow longer, and will shine.

Here are a few recommendations for scalp pampering:

1- Get to know your scalp. Is it dry or oily? Does it change during the month as your hormones do? Do you have sensitive skin on your scalp? Pay attention to what is going on up there.

2- Exfoliate at least once a month. Exfoliation cleanses the hair follicles, removes dead skin cells and bacteria. Here are a few ways to exfoliate:

*Try a scalp mask. This will help remove grease and grime as well as dead skin cells. If you tend to have a more oily scalp, use a clay mask.

*A blend of olive oil and baking soda will exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. It is also a great help for dandruff. Mix equal parts of each and massage into your scalp. Let sit for 5 minutes and rinse.

*Apple cider vinegar is antimicrobial and can calm itchiness, irritations, and inflammation. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water. Use your fingers to apply it directly to your scalp.

3- Shampoo your scalp while shampooing your hair. Give yourself a wonderful scalp massage.

4- Moisturize your scalp. Using a conditioner after shampooing is a great way to moisturize your scalp.

5- The right nutrition. Scalp health is also related to good nutrition. Your skin needs the right “ingredients” to heal and repair and to be healthy. Eating fish or taking a fish oil supplement can be a great benefit for your scalp. Probiotics are also a good idea.

I hope this is helpful. Happy scalp and healthy shiny hair for you!

Much love and gratitude, Janalee

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