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How to Take Care of Your Scalp (and Why You Should Care)

by Kitschy Inc. on October 02, 2020

How to Take Care of Your Scalp (and Why You Should Care)

Scalp health and hair health go hand in hand. Consider your scalp like the topsoil of a garden, if it isn’t doing well the plants are not too far behind. So we prepared a few tips to take care of your scalp and educate you on the importance of scalp health for hair health.

 

Your scalp’s thick skin is different than the skin on the rest of your body, housing sebaceous glands that produce sebum (oil) it will require different attention to keep a healthy cycle. Hair follicles and pores can easily get clogged if oil build-up goes unchecked; and this can cause dandruff when bacteria are trapped in the sebum. This yields problematic fatty acids and flaking dead skin. Additionally, clogged follicles can stunt hair growth, says industry expert Dr. Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D., because new hairs are not strong enough to breakthrough.

 

The Basics of Getting and Keeping a Healthy Scalp:

Wash your hair regularly. Your hair washing schedule should depend on the health of your scalp and your daily activity. If you suffer from any of the scalp issues listed above, you should wash your hair daily to avoid build-up and treat infections. The same goes for those of you hitting the gym with sweaty work-out sessions. Remember to choose a shampoo that will gently soothe your symptoms and help remove unwanted dead skin. 

When you use the NIUCOCO shampoo and conditioner duo you can clarify your scalp and strengthen the hair at the same time. Coconut oil is a superfood for hair, adding shine and strength while keeping the scalp healthy.

Massage your scalp. Help increase the circulation to your scalp by massaging the area once a week for 15 mins. This helps bring oxygenated blood to your scalp and fresh nutrients to the surrounding tissue. A great place to do this is in the bath or shower using gentle circular motions all around your head. If you have any scalp issues consider using one of the scalp remedies listed above to help nurture your scalp during your massage. 

 

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Struggling With a Dry and Itchy Scalp?

An itchy scalp basically signifies an imbalance of the scalp. Normally, itchiness will be due to bacteria caused by sweat, sebum and pollution remaining on the scalp which then, in effect, attacks the scalp and causes itchiness. However, it could also be caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient used in a product, shampoo, or conditioner.

Another common cause can be shampoo products not being rinsed from the hair thoroughly, which can dry out and irritate the scalp. It could also signify head lice… with the louse egg looking like lumps of dandruff, and the lice's desire for your blood causing the itching.

Gentle on the scalp and formulated with extra-virgin coconut oil the NIUCOCO shampoo and conditioner duo are all-natural and safe for anyone to use.


Some Scalp Care Tips:

 

  1. Wash your hair regularly. Your hair washing schedule should depend on the health of your scalp and your daily activity. If you suffer from any of the scalp issues wash your hair every other day. The same goes for those of you hitting the gym with sweaty work-out sessions. Remember to choose a shampoo that will gently soothe your symptoms and help remove unwanted dead skin. 
  2. Exfoliate your scalp once per week. Dead skin cells can accumulate under your hair system. Use a clarifying shampoo and your finger tips to massage your scalp when shampooing in the shower.
  3. Massage your scalp. Help increase the circulation to your scalp by massaging the area once a week for 15 mins. This helps bring oxygenated blood to your scalp and fresh nutrients to the surrounding tissue. A great place to do this is in the bath or shower using gentle circular motions all around your head. If you have any scalp issues consider using one of the scalp remedies listed above to help nurture your scalp during your massage. 
  4. Avoid tight hairstyles! This not only damages the scalp but could cause hair loss and damage.
  5. Protect your hair from the sun with SPF, shea butter, or a hat.
  6. Rinse with cool water, not warm water. 

At the very root of scalp health is a clarifying shampoo that can take the gunk away from your scalp. The NIUCOCO shampoo and conditioner duo is perfect for anyone wanting to rehabilitate their damaged scalp. The shampoo works with the natural goodness of coconut oil, one of the best oils for hair and scalp health.

The process may take a few weeks, but keeping your scalp health top of mind will reward you with long and strong hair from the root to the tip. Keep an eye on your diet, stress, medication, and make sure you talk to your doctor if your scalp issues persist.

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