A dry, itchy, flaky scalp is downright annoying and not to mention embarrassing. Trust me, I have been there, I have been suffering from eczema for about nine years, so I know all too well the pain of a dry itchy scalp and the embarrassing flakes that come with it. It’s so bad that sometimes I would scratch my scalp to the point where I am left with small sore patches in my head. Not cute, don’t do that!
There are ways to deal with this issue, I started with a dermatologist and a ton of research much of which I have condensed for you here. We want to make sure we drive home the fact that whether you have scalp issues or not it is very important to learn and understand how to improve your scalp’s health.
The thing is, maintaining a healthy scalp is important to the health of your hair overall including hair growth. What is ironic is that we often worry about having long hair but refuse to emphasize the scalp, the source, the beginning and the foundation of our hair’s health.
So what is a healthy scalp?
Put simply, a healthy scalp effectively produces sebum which is the natural oil secreted from our scalp. A healthy scalp is also free of itch and irritation and does not have dry patches or flakes.
Additionally, a healthy scalp facilitates hair and increases hair growth rate and your the hair that grows is much stronger. Achieving a perfectly healthy scalp is not an easy task, but it is possible. So allow me to tell you how.
Keep your scalp clean
This sounds easy, right? But it is not that easy for a lot of people. Keeping the scalp nice and clean is one of the first things to master while on your healthy hair journey. Shampoo or co-wash your hair as often as needed to maintain a clean scalp, for some that might mean once a week but for others, it might mean twice a week or even every two weeks.
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