Competent care for the scalp is the key to strong and beautiful hair. We figure out what it should be.
In the pursuit of thick and strong hair, the first thing is to pay attention to the condition of scalp. To properly care for the scalp, first, you need to determine its type:
- Oily Type
- Normal Type
- Dry Type
This is the most common skin type with a fatty type, the hair near the roots quickly gets oily. This is due to the active work of the sebaceous glands. Owners of this type of skin should wash their hair every day or every other day. It will not be possible to completely eliminate the oily scalp, but you can improve condition of skin and hair.
How To Care?
In case of the oily type of scalp, you should use a shampoo with an anti-inflammatory, designed for oily scalp. It should not contain aggressive parabens, sulfates, silicones, alcohol components that dry or irritate the scalp.
The desired ingredients in the caring formula are zinc, selenium, ichthyol, menthol, clay, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, ANA and BHA acids, ceramides, aloe, sage, nettle extract.
For oily scalp care, peels and scrubs with small particles are ideal. It is not recommended to independently prepare peels at home, combining salt with other ingredients, as coarse particles can damage the surface layer of the skin.
It is characterized by moderate secretion of the sebaceous glands, the absence of dandruff, focal inflammation, peeling, itching. Owners of this type wash their hair 2-3 times a week using regular shampoo.
How To Care?
In this case, everything is much simpler – the main thing is that the shampoo is of high quality and does not cause individual reactions. To understand how high-quality shampoo is, pay attention to its composition.
It is preferable that its formula includes soft surfactants: sodium cocoyl glutamate (Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate), sodium lauroyl lactylate (Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate), lauryl sarcosinate (Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate), sodium cocoyl isethionate (Sodium Cocoyl Decloside).
They have low irritability potential and normal foam. The pH of the shampoo should be between 4.5 and 5.5 (5.7). It is important to adhere to these indicators so as not to violate the hydrolipidic barrier of the skin.
If oily skin suffers from an excess of sebum, then dry skin – from its lack, since the sebaceous glands are not active enough. This may be due to a genetic predisposition, but other factors can also dry out the skin.
Among them, the following can be distinguished: endocrine diseases, solar radiation, unbalanced nutrition, the use of inappropriate shampoo, which contains aggressive surfactants.
How To Care?
When choosing a shampoo, you should pay attention to the presence of the following components: squalane, collagen, hyaluronic acid, hinoktiol, proteins, apigenin, betaine, panthenol, caffeine extract, chamomile, burdock, rosemary, mint, lemon, pomegranate, rose, tea tree oil, jojoba , shea, orange, hemp seed, sunflower, olive, lactic acid, vitamins E, C. You can wash your hair as it gets dirty using slightly warm water.
About Anti-Aging Care
It should be remembered that not only skin of face but also scalp is subject to age-related changes. So, over time, the production of skin secretion, duration of the active growth phase is reduced in it, it becomes impossible to grow long hair.
To delay hair fading, head massage should be added to your usual care. It will improve blood flow to the follicles, help the product absorb better, and stimulate collagen production.
Also, do not forget about professional peels for the scalp – they contribute to the renewal of the skin and fight inflammation.
Nutraceutical hair support for the special purpose of the trichologist will also be useful. In case of intensive hair loss or gradual thinning, do not postpone a visit to the trichologist in order to preserve the health and beauty of the hair as long as possible.