By Mera Tabarruk
Want to upgrade your scalp care routine? We’re here to help you! Read on to find out our top healthy scalp tips and products you need to know about.
When it comes to our everyday beauty routines, skincare is usually our top priority. Unfortunately for our scalps, we don’t pay as much attention to its health! Just like your skin, your scalp care is equally important to get glossy, nourished and healthy hair. And if you really want to up your hair routine, you need to begin at the root – and this means paying extra attention to your scalp.
Signs of an unhealthy scalp
If you experience itchiness, flakes, redness, irritation, excess oil these could be signs that your scalp is not in its best condition. Before creating your scalp routine you will need to figure out exactly what scalp issues you need to combat. When in doubt, consult your stylist or dermatologist if you can’t figure out what exactly is going wrong.
Products to care for your scalp
Here are our top favourite hair and scalp products. Remember, happy scalp = happy hair! When your scalp isn’t in its best condition, the look and feel of your hair will reflect that. So read on to save your scalp!
Aēsop Scalp Treatment
Aēsop’s Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment is a pre-shampoo product to care for delicate scalps. It’s enhanced with botanical oils recognised for their purifying, soothing and hydrating properties. This is best suited towards reactive, dry and distressed scalps. Use this scalp treatment three times a week before showering, brush dry hair to loosen dirt and disentangle. Massage one full pipette onto the scalp and allow up to fifteen minutes to absorb.
The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density
A personal favourite of mine, The Ordinary hair serum is amazing to hydrate and moisturise your scalp without feeling like it will weigh your hair down or make it look greasy. I like to use this serum straight after I wash my hair and rub it in my scalp and it sits in my scalp while my hair is still wet. This concentrated formula is designed to support hair health so that it looks thicker, fuller and healthier. This formula is a leave-on/in treatment. Do not wash hair or scalp after application.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo
I recently got to try the conditioner from Briogeo as part of my Mecca Beauty Loop package and fell in love with the Briogeo range. These products are so natural and filled with essential nutrients to soothe your hair and scalp. I highly recommend checking out Briogeo hair products and you’ll be amazed just as I was. Their Scalp Revival is a charcoal and coconut oil micro-exfoliating shampoo that is perfect for removing buildup, impurities, dead skin and excess oil that can clog your scalp and hair. This shampoo supports the absorption of key vitamins and minerals for long-term hair health, and it balances scalp hydration for those with either oily or dry scalp.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager
Another fab item from Briogeo is their hand-held massage tool perfect to add to your scalp care routine. Use this tool alone or on dry hair or pair with shampoo, oil, or treatment for the ultimate massage therapy experience-in or out of the shower. P.S this helps stimulate blood flow which in result increases circulation to your scalp promoting healthier, thicker and longer hair.
Treat your hair from within
Not only are topical products important, but the key to a healthy scalp and hair is to watch and nurture your gut health. While your diet may be rich and well-balanced, any disturbance in the digestion process affects your hair. A poor gut flora leads to thinning hair and ultimately causes hair loss.
Beauty Dew Hair, Skin & Nail Support Liquid Supplement
This ingestible liquid formula from Edible Beauty contains a highly bio-available form of Silica along with Black Rice and Cactus Flowers. Formulated by naturopaths, Beauty Dew assists in nourishing and strengthening the hair by enhancing collagen synthesis. Take 1 tablespoon in 200 mls of water or juice once daily after food.
Switching up the towel and pillow case
I noticed my scalp and hair really improved after I switched out the traditional hair towel and pillow case. Moving to a silk pillowcase not only is good for your hair, but for your skin too which is a bonus! Ditch your blow dryer and use a hair turban instead!
Aquis Rapid Dry Turban
A lightweight, absorbent and positively chic turban that cuts hair drying time by 50% without rubbing or heating the hair. Composed of absorbent Aquitex fabric, the turban prevents hygral fatigue which stretches and swells wet hair making it vulnerable to frizz, split-ends and damage. Instead, hair looks shinier, smoother, softer, curls have more bounce and definition and locks are protected against frizz and breakage.
Pure Silk Pillowcase
Protect your hair from friction damage with a pure silk pillowcase. The easiest (and comfiest) beauty hack yet, this silky white pillowcase smoothly cushions hair and skin as you sleep. Shown to absorb less skincare and create significantly less friction than traditional pillowcases, Slip’s smooth silk case grants the perfect night’s sleep—without hindering your beauty regime.