Why is it important to care for your scalp in order to care for your hair?
The Importance of Scalp Care
by Laura Polkinghorne
Healthy hair growth is extremely dependant on a healthy scalp. If the condition of your scalp is poor and includes a lot of problems such as dandruff, greasiness, inflammation or irritation, you can never expect the hair to grow healthily and it can cause the hair to fall out.
Caring for the scalp therefore, is very important in maintaining healthy hair growth, and needs just as much care as the skin on your face. The scalp can be affected by a variety of factors such as hormones, stress, diet and lifestyle, and the products that we use on it.
Common Scalp Conditions
The most common scalp condition is dandruff with around 50% of people suffering from a dry and flaky scalp at some point in their life. Did you know Psoriasis affects nearly 1.5 million people, over 2% of the population in UK and Ireland? Psoriasis normally affects the scalp and causes red, flaky and crusty patches of skin.
Stress can also cause the scalp to become more prone to eczema, making the scalp red and itchy, with a scaly rash. Stress can affect the immune system and decrease the time it takes the skin to heal, disrupting the normal functions of the scalp. It can cause the scalp to become more inflamed and worsen the eczema.
Another scalp problem is the excessive production of sebum (oil produced by the skin on the scalp). This is caused by caused by hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands on the scalp. Not only does this make the hair appear greasy, it also can cause inflammation of the skin.
Over use of hair styling products, as well as external pollutants, can also affect the scalp. The product and impurities can collect on the scalp, blocking the hair follicles and preventing the hair from growing naturally. Using a natural shampoo, such as our Reseed Fortifying Shampoo, can help cleanse away these pollutants, excess oil and products, making your hair and scalp look and feel healthier. Using a natural solution to treat the scalp will then make it easier for other hair treatments, such as the Reseed R12 Tri Peptide Active Hair Serum, to be absorbed easily and effectively by the scalp
Treating the Scalp
The best way to treat and care your hair is to start with your scalp, taking a holistic approach to your hair care with a regime of natural hair and scalp products, like the Reseed range. Our products have been specially formulated and designed to target the scalp, with carefully selected natural extracts that help soothe and treat the scalp, and protect it from these problems.
If you are suffering from dandruff or dry scalp, our Reseed R8 Botanical Solution helps to stimulate, refresh and protect the scalp, whilst balancing its pH level. It also can help control excess sebum, whilst treating inflammation of the scalp. The ingredients in the solution, as well as the application of the solution onto the scalp, help to stimulate circulation and root metabolism, delivering hair vitality and volume, and encouraging healthy hair growth.
Our R8 Botanical Solution contains naturally active ingredients, such as:
- Horsetail which promotes circulation of the scalp, and helps remove and protect against dandruff, excess sebum, inflammation and itchiness
- Chamomile which purifies, balances and protects the scalp, especially when it is sensitive
- Rosemary and Thyme which contain antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation properties.
When it comes the looking after your hair, it is therefore very important to look after your scalp, treating it with natural solutions and hair care products that can help to heal and protect against scalp conditions.