While many of us are religious when it comes to our skincare routine (double cleansing will save lives... or at least your skin), an area that’s often overlooked is your scalp. Nurturing the hair strands is important, but the scalp is essentially skin and requires a care routine of its own. The root to any healthy, glowing hair is a healthy and thriving scalp so if you wish to make the bad hair days numbered, this is not a step to skip.
Before you storm out to buy a bulk of scalp care products you have to determine exactly what your scalp needs. You won’t see any results if you’re not using the right products, so instead, seek help from the experts. At Sisley in ILLUM Beauty Hall, they have the tools on-hand to diagnose the issue. Just show up or book an appointment and the Sisley team in dialogue with yourself will determine which cause of treatment your strands and scalp will require.
Once you know the issue, now is the time to treat it. If you already have a favorite hair care brand, seek out an option suitable for your scalp there. If not, there are plenty of exciting products to choose from. Whether you need a mask to relieve itching, an exfoliator to relieve dandruff and clogged follicles, or a cleanser to relieve any other kind of irritation, the market is yours to explore.
If your scalp is dry you may need to hydrate it with an oil made specifically for the purpose. A scalp oil is great for sealing in moisture but if you have been dealing with blocked follicles, applying oil might only add to your problems. Again, leading back to the importance of knowing the root of your issue before curing it.
Less is more when taking care of your scalp so don’t soak it with too many products. A buildup of leftover products such as hairspray and leave-in treatments can cause irritation so make sure you rinse your scalp properly. It’s also important to remember that scalp care is a marathon not a sprint, so give it time to adjust before adding a ton of products to your routine.