What does a healthy scalp look like?
A healthy scalp is clear of flakes, dry patches and produces a normal level of oil( not too oily or too dry). A dry/ flaky scalp is an indicator that your scalp is unhealthy. As well as product build up around the hair follicles. Build up is caused by the overuse of gel, twisting creams, mousse, sprays, and heavy oils. This is why it is important you have a shampoo that thoroughly cleans build-up and kills bacteria on the scalp. A natural remedy for scalp build-up is an apple cider vinegar rinse.
You can incorporate and ACV rinses into your wash day routine once a month to ensure there is no scalp build up. Tea tree oil and peppermint oil are good for treating dry, itchy scalp as well. (Try Coil Crack Hair Growth Oil.)If you do have a shampoo that targets build-up and bacteria, you should reconsider how you wash your hair and how often you wash your hair. Try washing your hair in sections, so that you can properly clean every inch of your scalp. Sectioning your hair helps to conserve shampoo as well. It’s easier to monitor how much shampoo you are using and it ensures that you are not using too little or too much. If you are a person who styles their hair every day, you should consider washing your hair weekly or biweekly depending on how much product you use. Using gels, twisting creams, mousse, and edge control help you achieve the style you want, but it is not always healthy for your hair. Too much of anything is bad for you. Be mindful of the products you use and what’s in them. These factors are key to having a healthy scalp.