A clean and healthy scalp starts with a clean and healthy lifestyle. Following a well-balanced diet, exercising, getting plenty of rest and sleep, drinking enough water and using stress reducing techniques all go a long way towards keeping your scalp healthy.
Take care of your insides - Making sure your diet is rich in vitamins and minerals such as zinc to reduce hair loss, folic acid to encourage cell renewal in your scalp, iron to help prevent thinning and discoloration of your hair and vitamin A and C to help circulate oxygen to the scalp. Beauty truly is about what’s on the inside. Making sure you are looking after your diet and nourishing your body with wholesome, fresh produce and proteins all contribute to the health of your skin, hair and nails.
A little bit of selfcare – While properly fueling your body is important, you also need to be following some external care rules when it comes to your scalp’s health. We all need to take the time to look after ourselves. By incorporating a little bit of self-care into every day you will be able to help ensure your scalp is happy.
Brushing your hair daily helps to stimulate circulation of oxygen and blood flow; while distributing the natural oils the scalp produces evenly through out the hair. We recommend the Stefan Curve Ionic Paddle brush. Perfect for massaging your scalp as you brush with the ball ended bristles.
Washing your hair every 2 – 3 days will ensure you are not striping the hair of the important natural oils; while also ensuring that you are not allowing buildup to collect on the scalp which slows hair growth. Talk to your stylist while in salon about any scalp concerns you may have. They will be able to expertly advise the best hair care range for you. Our favorite remedy is the Scalp Help Treatment for dry, itchy flaky scalp. Enriched with soothing ingredients such as green tea, chamomile, rosemary leaf, ginseng and argan oil to offer immediate relief from the discomfort of scalp concerns. Chamomile has healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to ensure the scalp is treated and protected.
Massage your scalp! You can do this either when you shampoo, or with a natural or essential oil, like coconut oil, before you shampoo. This will also increase circulation, prevent hair loss and help to rehydrate the scalp. Kerastase Botanica Concentre Essentiel Oil combines avocado, jojoba, samoan coconut, Moroccan argan and sweet orange oils to soften, enhance shine and revitalize the hair and scalp. It is a multi-use 99% natural product that intensely conditions while imparting an aromatic scent to further help you relax while you massage.
Be sun smart when outdoors and ensure you are wearing a hat. Sunburn on the scalp causes the scalp skin to thin out, which eventually leads to your hair thinning out. It is a common myth that wearing a hat causing hair loss. Always remember to Slip, Slop, Slap! Especially in our Queensland sun.
Detox and exfoliate - Products like hairspray or gel can cause a buildup of on the scalp. This build up can suffocate the hair follicle and cause stress to the scalp. It is important that you remove build up by carrying out a clarifying shampoo once a month. We recommend using Kerastase Bain Anti-Pelliculaire as it gently exfoliates the scalp with salicylic acid and zync pyrithione to remove dandruff and treat a range of scalp conditions from oily to dry and itchy.
A healthy mind leads a healthy life. Stress is a major contributor to hair loss. There are lots of wonderful stress managing techniques that you can work into your every day routine such as deep breathing exercises, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation. These stress managing techniques combined with a full night’s sleep and ensuring you take some time every day to do something you enjoy; will all help lead a happy mind set and happy life. Our ECOCOCO body scrubs double as bath soaks. Why not retreat and unwind with “the spa edition” body scrub which is infused with essential oil aromas. Allow yourself to be transported to a spa-like state of tranquility, release unwanted tension and wash away the stresses of the day.