When we think of hair care, the first thing that comes to mind is, of course, hair. We buy hair oils for dryness, nourishing masks for damage, and dry shampoo for oiliness when what we should be doing is getting to the root of the problem – the scalp (pun intended).
The scalp needs attention too
Picture your shower routine. Now think about the steps we take when washing our hair. Just like the phrase goes, we tend to focus on washing our hair, and move on to treating our locks with a conditioner and/ or treatment.
But, we ask that you think of a new term: scalp shampooing.
The scalp is our foundation for healthy hair. When we don’t give it the proper care it needs and end up upsetting its balance, we’ll see tell tale signs in our hair.
What scalp type are you?
So what scalp types are there, and how can we know what scalp type we have?
- Oily scalp: Characterized by limp hair, shiny roots, and hair that quickly looks oily even with daily cleansing.
- Dehydrated scalp: Characterized by dandruff, hair fall, and frizzy hair.
While identifying your scalp type is important, it’s even more important to make sure that you’re giving your scalp the care it needs, depending on your scalp type.
Make the right product selection
It’s important to remember that the scalp, just like any other skin on your body, needs proper skincare.
That’s why shampoos like the Jungle Botanics Forest Leaves Cooling Shampoo makes a great option for those looking for effective, long-term scalp hair.
Free of phthalates and silicone, and instead formulated with a blend of natural plant extracts to nourish the scalp, it not only cleanses, but also conditions the cuticles of the hair and adds balance to a heated scalp through its formula created with plentiful menthol capsules.
Lowering the scalp’s temperature not only helps an oily scalp by balancing oil production, but also works on a dry scalp to decrease the presence of dandruff.
Go through the right motions
Taking about 3-4 pumps of shampoo into your palms, don’t immediately take the product into your hair as you usually would.
Create a thick lather in your palms, and concentrating the bubbles on your scalp, massage your scalp for 30 seconds to a minute, to fully get blood circulation going in the scalp, and ensuring the shampoo is able to do justice.
Just by keeping in mind that your scalp needs attention too, can make all the difference.