We spend so much time and money on skincare to keep our skin looking radiant, healthy and bright. Some can even list down the benefits of regular SPF application in their sleep. However, we have yet to apply the same approach to our scalp care routines. To achieve the hair of your dreams, prioritising your scalp health is the final piece of the puzzle and maintaining a balanced, clean scalp is what you need for healthy hair.
A luscious and glorious head of hair starts from a happy and healthy scalp. Here’s how you can achieve it.
1. Change Your Diet
While using products that keep your scalp clean and balanced is key, the process doesn’t just stop there. Whenever you are in doubt, start your change from the inside and work your way out. A protein-packed diet is essential for a healthy scalp and hair as hair follicles are mostly made of protein. Some protein-based ingredients that you can add to your weekly meal plan are eggs which are packed with not just protein, but also biotin, zinc and selenium and beans, a great plant-based source of protein.
You can also incorporate these ingredients which are known for their hair-healthy nutrients into your everyday diet plan.
- Berries – filled with Vitamin C, which has strong antioxidant properties that protect hair follicles against free radicals.
- Spinach – loaded with nutrients like folate, iron and vitamins A and C, all of which are important for hair growth.
- Fatty Fish – fatty fishes like salmon, herring and mackerel are an excellent source of omega 3, known for reducing hair loss and increasing hair density.
- Whole Grains – rich in biotin as well as iron, zinc and vitamin B, all of which aid in hair growth.
2. Proper Cleansing and Conditioning Of The Scalp
A huge factor in learning how to get a healthy scalp is to re-evaluate your current shower routine. Your shampoo of choice should cleanse your scalp effectively to keep flakes away while maintaining its optimal hydration and PH level at the same time. Do dedicate a few minutes each time you shampoo to gently massage the product into your scalp to get rid of all the buildup and nasties, giving your hair the fresh start it needs.
Though effectively cleansing your scalp is essential, conditioning your hair right after should not be overlooked as well. While your shampoo works in removing buildup and leaving your scalp clean, conditioning nourishes and strengthens the hair shaft to improve elasticity. Adding conditioner to your shower routine also smoothens and detangles your hair, helping reduce breakage and split ends.
Note: Avoid using products that contain sulphates, parabens, silicons, alcohols or fragrances as these may damage your scalp, leaving it dry and prone to irritation.
3. Do Regular Scalp Treatment
Hair and scalp treatments are like food for your hair. It helps your strands stay healthy, hydrated and prevents damage. Professionally done treatment in our hair salon uses superior ingredients and techniques which help the product penetrate deep into your hair and scalp, giving your hair the necessary nutrients and boosts they need to encourage healthier, stronger and thicker hair growth.
At Black Hair Salon, you can also book a scalp analysis to get a better idea of what your scalp and hair lack based on your scalp condition. One of our popular scalp treatments in Singapore, the Acupuncture Scalp and Hair Treatment utilises ion water and high-pressure water pulse technology to deep cleanse the pores of the scalp from any impurities and build-ups, which greatly improves the blood circulation around it. This in turn gives your scalp a healthy surface to produce healthy hair.
Apart from these steps, there are a plethora of other tips you can use to maintain a healthy scalp and in turn achieve the hair of your dreams. If you would like to know more about the health of your hair and what you can do to improve it, do WhatsApp Black Hair Salon for a free consultation with our Hair Professionals to get an accurate analysis of your hair. You can also purchase scalp tonic and serums from our hair salon to help in your journey of achieving shiny, lustrous, hair.