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Scalp Treatment For Black Hair

Sonia OBrien

Posted on March 12 2020

Scalp Treatment for Black Hair

 

Our scalp treatment is one of our more neglected haircare routines.  We typically think our scalps are being care because we wash our hair frequently.  Wrong.  Just look at your hair. Is it healthy? Vibrant? Shiny?  In other words, if your scalp isn’t in good shape, your hair folicles won’t be either. 

Neglecting your scalp can actually cause stress to your hair, resulting in the damaged hair at the very roots. Which is why taking care of your scalp isn’t just a good idea—it’s a necessity.  And it all may be going down because of we're using the wrong haircare products along with the wrong techniques.  Let's fix this right now. 

Daily hair washing

While daily washing can strip the hair of its natural oils, causing dryness, irritation, and flaking, infrequent washing can be just as harmful as it allows products and natural oil buildup, causing damaging inflammation and a lack of new hair growth among other issues.  The key is finding the right balance and determining what works best for your type hair.  As a general rule of thumb, start washing your hair every other day and then adjust it if necessary. 

What can I do?

The key to achieving a healthy scalp starts by finding the right shampoo and conditioner for your needs. Unlike the generic drugstore brands, try sulfate and paraben-free products that are formulated to work for your specific type hair.  This will help you solve for all of your hair goals and you’ll began to see better results.  Your hair goals should include full volume, anti-frizz, deep conditioning, and color protection, and scalp-specific goals should be healthy scalp that produces good healthy hair.

Reduce buildup

Try implementing a scalp scrub, such as Nexxus ($14.99 AMZ) into your hair care routine once or twice a week. Or try a sugar scrub, such as Quai Scalp & Body Scrub ($38 AMZ)  and apply to a wet scalp as the water will act as a carrier for the product. Use small, circular motions with the tips of your fingers (never your fingernails) to gently massage the exfoliant into your scalp–just as you would with a facial exfoliant.

Greasy hair 

Experts suggest that people looking to set oil control hair goals, should use products formulated with vitamin E and rosemary leaf extract to help revitalize your scalp and prevent excessive oil production. Alternatively, if your scalp is dry, we suggest the soothe scalp and nourish roots goals, which help stimulate the hair follicles, reduce buildup, and relieve discomfort so that your scalp can live its best life.  

Kinky hair 

Curls and coils prevent the naturally moisturizing sebum produced by your scalp from traveling the length of your hair strands. To fix this - conditioning is key. It replenishes much-needed moisture to the hair and keeps it manageable. On wash days, pair Royal Formula Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for maximum scalp relief for dry damaged, frizzy and color treated hair.

Getting added scalp relief 

On days when you need added protection, after shampoo and conditioning your hair, add a scalp treatment with Royal Oils Deep Moisture Masque Conditioner, a coconut scented, deeply moisturizing formula that provides long-lasting scalp protection while restoring hair moisture, leaving hair feeling soft and looking beautiful.  It's designed to meet the unique needs of every natural, relaxed, kinky and coily hair type.  

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