Your hair is only as good as your scalp is. We all want healthy, long hair, but we forget that we also need a healthy scalp. Take your hair as a plant; it will only grow strong if the soil it feeds on is in good condition. This is also the case of your precious strands; they are only as healthy as your scalp. With that said, let us give you some tips on how to keep that scalp nice and healthy.
1. What is in your shampoo?
You might think a shampoo is just shampoo. That is not true; most of the shampoos crowding our markets are full of sulfates. These chemicals strip your scalp of its natural oils, leaving it dry and flaky. A dry scalp is no good for your hair since it lacks those nutrients that keep your hair silky soft. Dryness also brings along itchiness, annoying, stubborn itchiness. As you scratch, you expose your hair and scalp to mechanical damage. Pick a sulfate-free shampoo, like Sheba moisturizing shampoo bar, something naturally designed to nourish your scalp instead of damaging it.
2. Watch your scalp pH
Let us do some chemistry, yeeih. Stop frowning. It is something simple. Anything on the scale of 0 to 6 is acidic, 7 is neutral, while 7.1 to 14 is basic. Your scalp’s pH is between 4.5 to 5.5. Meaning it acidic. We need to maintain this pH level to avoid fungal and bacterial infections on our hair garden. The products you use play a vital role in how balanced your pH is. From hair shampoos to hair colors. If you have already interrupted this balance, try Mizizi aloe vera gel or Apple cider vinegar. These products fall within your scalp pH and will help restore it to its perfect state.
3.Massage your scalp
Scalp massages improve blood circulation to your scalp. This means it is receiving the needed nutrition and oxygen. The massages won’t only feel great, but will, in turn, make your scalp healthier, resulting in stronger hair.
4. Eat a balanced diet
Beauty is cultivated from within. Like any other part of your body, your scalp needs nourishment. Hair is mostly just proteins, eat an adequate amount of it. From fish, chicken, and beans. Also, try vegetables and fruits since they contain anti-oxidative properties that help boost blood circulation, which is very good for your scalp.
5. Do not wash your hair too often
Washing your hair every day takes away the sebum produced to moisturize your scalp and hair. You might want clean hair but not squeaky clean. Give your scalp the time to enjoy the nourishment your sebum brings in.
That’s it, my queens, remember to love yourself, because here at sheth, we love you more.