At the Root of It All

By Christina Cannon

 

Serums, masks, and treatments are all the rage when it comes to skincare. However, less talked about is how to properly care for your scalp. Scalp treatments are popping up in salons across the country and can be used to alleviate a variety of unwanted ailments. Whether you suffer from dandruff or your scalp produces a lot of oil, there is a treatment for you.

 

 

Benefits

Scalp treatments have an array of benefits. Not only do many people find them relaxing, they can also unclog hair follicles, which in turn releases natural oils that condition your hair and scalp. Treatments also serve to stimulate blood flow so nutrients can better reach the scalp and nourish your hair.

 

The Process

Many scalp treatments offered by salons consist of a shampoo, mask, massage, and leave-in treatment or conditioner. These treatments can aid in everything from nourishing and strengthening hair to protecting your hair’s colors or slowing thinning. Scalp treatments can also be used to simply remove excess product buildup, taking hair from dull and lifeless to shiny and radiant.

 

Frequency

How often you should get a scalp treatment depends on the condition of your hair. For those with a lot of product buildup, it may be beneficial to do one treatment per week, whereas those with relatively healthy scalps could still benefit from doing a treatment every month.

 

Options

In addition to salon offerings, there are plenty of products on the market and at-home remedies that you can explore. Many of these scalp treatment options contain ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, baking soda, bananas, eggs, and yogurt, just to name a few.

Regardless of if you are trying to add moisture to your scalp or remove it, healthy hair starts at the source. By paying regular attention to the root of all your hair’s problems, you will be able keep issues at bay and begin sporting luscious locks in no time. HS

 

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