How-to: look after your scalp
If you suffer from itching, dandruff and irritation, chances are you have an unhealthy scalp. Our scalps are extremely sensitive and have the ability to absorb up to a whopping 60% of whatever products we put onto them – that includes any chemicals that are in our hair products. So if you want to look after your scalp, you need to start treating it with a little TLC – here’s how…
Itchy scalp care
One of the most common causes of a flaky or itchy scalp is scalp sensitivity, so the easiest and most effective way to treat your itching is to swap your regular hair products for all-natural products containing organic ingredients. Try the Natural Instinct range of hair and skin products, which are free from sulphates, artificial fragrances and harmful chemicals.
Soothing scalp care
If you’re tired and stressed, soothe away the troubles of your day with a luxurious scalp massage. You’ll need a friend or willing partner to assist you, of course! Have them sit on a chair or couch, then sit lower than them - on the floor, so that you can lay your head back into their lap. Get them to use all of their fingertips to apply pressure to your scalp while circling over your head. It will feel amazing!
Indian head massage
Try a variation on a traditional scalp massage and have an Indian scalp massage. Indian scalp massage is a sequence of massaging movements that evolved from a traditional practice known as Champi. It is thought to aid recovery from several different types of ailments and scalp conditions. You can book an Indian scalp massage by consulting your local natural therapy boutique.
Stimulate your scalp
Before going to bed of an evening, stimulate your scalp with your hairbrush by brushing your hair in long, firm strokes, taking care to address all areas of your scalp. Regular scalp stimulation is an effective way of keeping your scalp happy and healthy and promoting hair growth when you want to elongate your locks.