If you take a closer look at your wash day routine, you’ll find that it mostly covers your hair health. A conditioner or mask for softness or a serum to reduce frizz. What we tend to overlook is scalp health. These are some common scenarios - having an itchy scalp a day or two after shampooing, heightened oiliness, visible white flakes or excessive hair loss. And poor scalp health is the reason. So, it's not just another buzzword, but something that needs your attention, STAT.

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Does A Healthy Scalp Mean Healthy Hair?

5 Tips For Healthy Hair

Does A Healthy Scalp Mean Healthy Hair?

Consider your scalp to be the flower bed from where your hair grows. The more clean and nourished it is, the healthier your hair will be. Here is the simple reasoning behind it: each hair grows out of individual follicles and they have to be unobstructed by dirt, excess oil and impurities. When that doesn’t happen, you’ll notice recurring white flakes, itchiness, excessive shedding and so on. When this obstruction isn’t cleared for a long time, your follicles may even cease to produce new hair altogether. Here’s how you can undo the damage.

5 Tips For Healthy Hair

1. Use A Gentle Shampoo

Right now, your scalp is at the receiving end of damage; so the first thing you should do is steer clear of shampoos with parabens and sulphates. These surfactants are quite harsh and can strip your scalp of its natural oil. This can dry out your scalp and make your hair prone to breakage. Based on your hair type, take a pick from our range of vegan and cruelty-free shampoos. There is a shampoo for each hair type and concern, which is formulated with the exact ingredients that your hair needs.

2. Include A Scalp Scrub

It’s time to go to town but in a good way! A scalp scrub for your hair equals what dry cleaning is to laundry or a vacuum is to a dirty floor. We think you got the gist. It gently exfoliates and deeply cleanses your scalp to free it from all the gunk and debris. Don’t hold back and hit the reset button on your scalp with our refreshing Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub. The super-fine walnut shell powder attracts grime like a magnet and along with peppermint and tea tree oil, your scalp will be squeaky clean in a matter of minutes.

3. Don’t Over Wash

It's only natural for us to clean something that seems to be dirty, right? Wrong! Not for your hair. Your scalp skin is very sensitive and subjecting it to frequent washing will cause more harm, trust us. Stick to 2-3 wash per week and nothing more. This allows your scalp to develop essential oils that help boost growth.

Tip: If you workout regularly and your scalp gets sweaty, try blow drying your hair on a cold setting or simply rinsing it under water instead of shampooing.

4. Use A Scalp Serum

Now is the perfect time to introduce scalp serums in your routine. Similar to serums in the skincare world, these are concentrated potions that target specific issues, but for your scalp. Our Tea Tree & Rosemary Scalp Serum is made with rosemary and tea tree extracts, whose antifungal properties sweep your scalp of dandruff-causing bacteria, reduce itchiness and calm inflammation. This has extended benefits, as a clean scalp promotes healthy hair growth and boosts density as well.

5. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Your scalp is skin after all, so it levies the same damage when you’re out in the sun for too long. Redness, rough texture and flaky patches are some common side effects. Your best defense against this is to wear a protective gear like a cap or scarf when outside. This blocks the sun directly hitting your scalp and considerably reduces sun damage.

How To Know If You Have An Unhealthy Scalp? 

1. Persistent Itchiness

This can or cannot be due to dandruff. But your scalp starts itching within a few hours of shampooing.

2. Dandruff

This is the most straightforward indication of an unhealthy scalp. From mild to severe, having dandruff is not passable.

3. Redness and Inflammation

You might have rough patches, bumps or acne on your scalp. This is more common for people who have acne-prone skin.

4. Dry, Brittle Hair

If your hair breaks easily, lacks shine or has split ends or unruly frizz, poor scalp health might be the problem.

5. Excessive Hair Loss

An unclean scalp can directly affect hair loss. If there is a sudden spike in hair fall, without no probable cause, then your scalp is calling out for help. 

6. Oily Or Greasy Hair

If your hair falls limp the very next day of shampooing, then your scalp needs a thorough detox and deep cleanse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 How often should I wash my hair to maintain a healthy scalp?

A. You should wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week, no matter what your hair type is. You can also co-wash or use dry shampoo on non-wash days to extend the time between washes.

Q:2 How does regular scalp massage contribute to its health?

A. Indulging in scalp massages can instantly relax and calm your nerves. It is also great for boosting circulation, thereby improving hair growth.

Q:3 What should I do if I notice symptoms like excessive itchiness, redness, or flaking on my scalp?

A. These are signs that your scalp health is being compromised. You should include a scalp scrub in your wash routine once a week and use paraben and sulfate-free shampoos.


Written by Rhea Shah on Feb 19, 2024