This summer has been particularly hot, hasn’t it? Fall is on its way but we still need to be careful of the heat and UV rays. People are quick to worry about keeping their skin covered up and applying sunscreen. But did you know that scalp care is just as important? Whether the sweltering hot weather has your scalp feeling oily or you are experiencing more hair loss, read on to find out six different ways to keep your scalp healthy.
First, wash and exfoliate your scalp
Just like with your skin, oil, dirt, shampoo residue and dead skin cells build up on the scalp over time. This causes the pores on your scalp to be blocked, keeps nutrition from getting to hair follicles and even promotes split ends. Don’t forget to clean and exfoliate your scalp just as you would your skin. First, rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly with water. It’s important to note that maintaining some natural oils is good for your scalp. Use lukewarm water to make sure you keep the moisture you need. How often you should wash your hair depends on your hair type but once every 2-3 days is enough.
So how do you get rid of dead skin cells? Use your fingertips, not your fingernails, to massage your scalp gently. Not only does it remove dirt and dead skin cells, but it also promotes blood circulation and oxygen, absorbs nutrients, and even helps you get healthy hair. Try our Scalp Care Shampoo with pine heartwood and nettle extract. Finally, don’t forget to rinse with cool water.
Second, avoid the heat!
Heat dries out your scalp so avoid using heat when you wash your hair and when using your hair dryer. Drying your hair with hot air is especially damaging as it can cause damage to your scalp and leave red spots too. It’s best to just let your hair dry naturally but if you must use a hair dryer, use the cold air setting. In the summer heat, UV rays don’t just damage your hair but they get down to your scalp too. A lot of people wear straw hats these days. But those with many holes are said to allow 80% of the UV rays to pass to your scalp. Make sure to choose a hat that has proper UV protection.
Third, avoid excessive perming or coloring
The process of bleaching, staining, perming and neutralization destroys hair proteins, penetrates the shaft and scalp and weakens the hair roots. It can also lead to blistering, rashes, hair loss and damage. There is also evidence that those chemicals may be absorbed into your bloodstream. You may look nice, but is it really worth it?
Forth, choose your shampoo wisely.
What kind of shampoo do you usually buy? One advertised by a famous entertainer? The one plus one promotion at your local supermarket? The one that smells prettiest? To really pick out a quality shampoo that will keep you and your family healthy you really need to read the label on the back of the bottle. Choose shampoos made from natural ingredients that avoid harmful chemicals like parabens, silicone and polyethylene glycol (PEG). Use natural shampoos, treatments and tonics to keep your scalp and hair fresh. In particular, consider the scalp care shampoo from ÜBERWOOD®. It contains the antibacterial ingredients of pine and natural extracts and leaves your scalp feeling healthy and moisturized without the use of harmful chemicals. It is also quite effective for dandruff.
Fifth, beauty care for the scalp!
Make a hair pack to care for your scalp at home. A mixture of aloe vera, turmeric and coconut oil is quite effective. If you’re having trouble making it yourself, ÜBERWOOD® hair repair treatments and hair tonic products are a great option. Repair Treatment includes pine and rapeseed oil extract which act as natural polymers providing nutrients without creating an oily surface. Hair Tonic promotes blood circulation in the scalp through natural antibiotics from pine heartwood, natural caffeine, mate and apple extracts to improve the strength of the hair roots and help to form a protective film on the scalp.
Sixth, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
Staying hydrated and eating your fruits and veggies do a lot to revitalize your scalp. Adequate hydration is also associated with preventing hair loss. Wellbeing starts from within and bad eating habits can’t be cancelled out by any shampoo, massages, or packs.
That wraps up our blog post on scalp care tips you need to know. If you try any of the tips we shared here please do leave a comment below. And don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Instagram or at our Gmarket shop.