The road to awesome hair starts with healthy follicles.
It's time to stop judging the health of your hair by only its length or shine. The state of your scalp reflects your hair's health. That's why it's so important to keep your scalp clean and in tip-top shape.
Remember, it's the skin that your hair follicles actually sprout from. "Prolonging the frequency of washing, allowing styling products to build up and misusing relaxers or chemical treatments can all affect scalp health, especially for African-American women," says Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson, Ph.D., principal scientist at Procter & Gamble.
Despite what we've heard, Wilkerson recommends cleansing the scalp every one to three days, depending on the level of oil production. However, some women may only need to wash it once a week. "It's also important to use your fingertips to massage during each shampoo to remove product and effectively cleanse,: says Wilkerson.
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If you're rocking a protective style, wig or weave, try using a leave-in treatment between wash sessions to moisturize and get rid of debris. No matter your hair routine or styling preferences, your scalp is a big part of the journey to achieving amazing hair.
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