250 is the average number of hairs per cm2 of scalp and 600 is the average number of nerve endings per cm2 of scalp. Suffice to say that it is important to take care of it if you do not want to suffer from irritation, itching, or even hair loss.
THE scalp has its own skin microbiome. This is often disturbed by different factors: internal, such as hormones, stress or diet, and external, such as pollution or an unsuitable shampoo. Thus unbalanced, the scalp can be irritated and sensitive. The hair can become dull and soft.
Adopt a few good habits to keep your scalp healthy.
1-We brush our hair
Daily brushing with a suitable brush (if possible boar bristle), allows the sebum produced by the scalp to be distributed over the lengths, to nourish and protect them.
This mechanical action also eliminates dirt, dead cells and pollution. The scalp breathes better.
2-We use a specific treatment
Once a week, apply a treatment formulated for the scalp : invigorating if your hair is limp and tired, soothing and anti-irritation if you have itching.
3-We massage the scalp
There’s nothing like a daily massage to oxygenate the scalp and boost blood circulation. Lay the hands flat on the skull and gently move the scalp. By “unsticking” the skin of the skull, tensions are relieved and blood circulation is relaunched. Take advantage of the application of a treatment to massage yourself for a few minutes.
4-We relax it
Yes, you can have “hair pain”, and more specifically the scalp, because it is very innervated: this is a sign of inflammation of the small blood vessels that lodge there. The cause ? Often hair tied very tightly or very flat back, which damages the hair follicles and causes pain, or brush strokes that are too brutal.
A healthy scalp is properly oxygenated. Good reflexes? Brush your hair well (especially in the evening, to remove impurities), and activate microcirculation by catching strands at the root in your hands and pulling gently (but firmly) as if to “unstick” the scalp. Thus activated, it will be better oxygenated… and the hair will be more beautiful!
The trend ? Exfoliate it approximately every 15 days (we speak of hair scrub or hair scrub) to air it and eliminate accumulated toxins, residues and dust. A new gesture to perform for 2 to 3 minutes on wet hair, just before shampooing, gently, with specific hair products or in the homemade version with cane sugar (not too fine), coffee grounds or coarse salt mixed with a little shampoo or conditioner. Rinse well with lukewarm water (which will melt sugar or salt) before washing.
6-We soothe him
Your scalp becomes hypersensitive, itchy and tight? It is often a sign of dryness, caused by pollution, stress, limescale in the water or even by unsuitable or too harsh products (beware of dry shampoo), excessive use of the very hot dryer…
We calm it down and restore its natural hydrolipidic film with gentler treatments (ideally organic, to avoid sulphates and silicones), and we offer it masks and massages carried out with coconut or castor oil (to be left on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing). You can add 2 or 3 drops of soothing real lavender essential oil.
- Growth Serum, 250 ml, €26.90, Les secrets de Loly.
- Naturaltech Elevating Scalpt Recovery Treatment, 100ml, €38.90, Davines.
- Moisturizing Cream Scrub with Aloe Vera, 250 ml, €33, Christophe Robin.
- Organic Geranium Floral Water, 200 ml, €12.90, Ladrôme Laboratoire.
- Lavender and rosemary shampoo, 236 ml, €22.50, John masters organics.
- Serum with aloe vera, soothing action for sensitive scalp, 70 ml, €33.50, Phytodess.
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