7 Healthy Scalp Tips You Need To Know


For gorgeous and lustrous hair, it all starts with a healthy scalp. Think you know all about taking care of your scalp? These tips and facts might surprise you!

1 Sun exposure can cause hair and scalp damage Most of us know to protect our body from the sun but the scalp is often overlooked. Sun damage can lead to dry, brittle hair. And if your hair is already thin, there is a good chance that your scalp will also come off worse. Keep your head covered up in the sun and look out for hair care products that contain sunscreen.

2 DIY hair dyes can be detrimental Dyeing your hair at home can be cheaper and more convenient than getting a professional to do the job but it can also be a lot riskier. Get it wrong and you risk burning your scalp. Always follow the instructions to the letter and do a patch test on your elbow the day before to check for skin reactions. Dyes that don't contain ammonia are a safer bet, such as vegetable dyes.

3 You are what you eat Poor diet can be reflected in lifeless and dull hair. To give your hair some much needed oomph, add omega 3 fatty acids, iron and a range of vitamins for healthy hair and scalp. If you're noticing more hair fall than normal, a zinc or selenium deficiency could be to blame.

4 Tight ponytails can be damaging Repeatedly pulling your hair into tight ponytails or braids can damage the hair follicles and lead to hair fall or breakage. But don't panic if you've been a convert of these hairstyles -- it can often be reversed if you stop doing it. However, long term abuse can sometimes cause permanent effects.

5 Dandruff isn't harmful An itchy, flaky scalp may be irritating and embarrassing but it's not a sign of ill health. Tackle the problem with anti-dandruff shampoo from the Head and Shoulders® range. These shampoos and conditioners contain ZPT, which fight the fungus that causes dandruff.

6 Massage can promote healthy scalp Massaging the scalp can loosendead skin cells and improve circulation. This can help with scalp issues such as dandruff.

7 Oily skin isn't immune to dandruff You might assume that it is dry skin that is more likely to be affected by dandruff but it's often the complete opposite. Oily hair and scalp types are actually the most prone to dandruff and scalp imbalances due to the excess oil production by the sebaceous glands. This oil can build up on the scalp and clog the hair follicles.

If you've got oily/greasy hair, always use an anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner to protect against dandruff and itchy scalp conditions. Head and Shoulders® have a range of anti-dandruff products that fight the causes of dandruff. The Head and Shoulders® Clean and Balanced range can be used every day to keep oily hair in check and its anti-dandruff properties mean that it's highly effective in tackling dandruff. Via