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Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp—plain and simple! Our scalp is the foundation of our hair growth; therefore, it should be in the best condition. A flaky, oily, itchy scalp is no environment for healthy hair or hair growth. The scalp requires attention, just like our ends, so a consistent scalp routine is essential for maintaining a healthy scalp. Here are a few tips to get your scalp in tip-top shape!
There’s nothing like a fresh clean scalp. To maintain a fresh clean scalp I wash my hair and scalp every 3-4 days. I know it may seem like a lot, but removing products, sweat and build up allows my new growth to grow without any inhibitions. Avoid applying mineral oil and petrolatum ingredients directly on your scalp as they can form a barrier over the scalp hindering your new growth.
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Hot oil treatments, essential oils and massages equals scalp heaven! Massaging your scalp with natural and essential oils like peppermint and rosemary will stimulate the hair follicles, remove toxins and increase blood flow. Take your time and really massage your scalp, rubbing the pads of your fingers firmly against your head in small circular motions. Your scalp will thank you!
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It’s important to base your scalp prior to relaxing to prevent burning or any irritation. I like to use a thick oil like castor oil to base my scalp. It lubricates and forms a protective barrier on my scalp. I never ever get burns or irritations because of this simple tip!
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