The New Year is once again upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about those big, life-changing decisions we want to make. If you’re looking for resolutions relating to health and hygiene, maintaining a clean scalp should be right at the top of your list.
There are some pretty persuasive reasons why good scalp hygiene can lead to a very happy New Year.
The Benefits of a Clean Scalp
The cleanliness of your hair is crucial to the health of your hair. A clean and well-maintained scalp promotes the revitalization of hair follicles and dull strands of hair — which can transform your appearance by itself. Hair regeneration occurs in cycles: growth, shedding and resting. If these cycles are to happen at the right times, your scalp needs to be in great condition.
As well as promoting the normal growth of hair, a healthy scalp protects against a range of skin-related conditions. Sores, inflammation, dandruff and flaky skin can all be caused by poor scalp cleanliness. And the symptoms of these conditions can be worsened by using too many hair products and a poor diet.
What Are the Signs of Poor Scalp Hygiene?
Not all the signs of poor scalp hygiene are obvious. However, if you notice one of the following symptoms, it’s probably time to take action:
- An excessively oily scalp
- Significant dandruff
- Flaky skin
- Excessive itching
- A burning sensation
In many cases, these symptoms are brought on by the chemicals in hair products, which is why rinsing your hair thoroughly after washing it is essential. Every time you introduce chemicals to your scalp, you’re either stripping away or introducing oils. This can affect the acidity of your scalp, which can leave you vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infections.
4 New Year’s Tips for Good Hair Health
Commit to these five scalp health tips for a happier New Year:
- Don’t expose your scalp to the sun for too long — this will cause your hair and your scalp to dry out.
- Opt for natural hair products wherever possible.
- Wash your hair regularly — and don’t forget to work your shampoo into your scalp with your fingertips.
- Maintain a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Clarify your scalp regularly after shampooing with white vinegar and warm water.
Make a commitment to taking better care of your scalp this New Year and transform the look and feel of your hair.
At Transitions Hair Loss Centers, we believe in taking care of the hair you have. Maintaining a healthy and clean scalp can prevent future hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss contact a Transitions Hair Loss Center nearest you by clicking here.
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