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The Ultimate 101 Guide to Healthy Scalp Care 

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We all like having soft, shiny, and well-maintained hair. However, with the hectic schedule and the daily hustle and bustle of life, maintaining dark, shiny, and healthy hair looks like a dream, hard to achieve. A lot of products claim to do this for you but are chemical-rich and highly intoxicated and end up damaging your hair more than protecting it. 

Therefore, the question comes: how do we protect our hair with minimal effort? The answer is in choosing the right products for your hair. Understanding your hair type, the texture of your scalp, and maintaining its health are extremely important factors. 

A healthy scalp is free of product build-up, excessive oil, itchiness, dandruff, or other such conditions. 

Guide to the healthy, oil-free scalp

Steps to help you understand your hair better to gain a healthy scalp

  1. UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCALP TYPE

It is important to help you choose the right products for your hair and generate a routine for using them. Everyone has a different type of scalp, be it normal, dry, oily, or a combination of the two. 

A shampoo rich in moisture suits the dry scalp while oily hair should be washed using shampoos formulated to remove excess oil from your hair. Similarly, if you have a normal scalp you should use a well-balanced shampoo. 

  1. DEVELOPING A WASH ROUTINE

To keep your hair healthy, it is important to have a consistent wash routine. Again, choosing the right hair-care products is the key. Washing hair regularly removes dirt, excessive oil, and product build-up from the scalp and keeps it healthy and well-nourished.

Hair should be washed with lukewarm water, using the right products according to your hair type. However, avoid over-washing as it removes natural oils from your scalp, causing damage.

Experts recommend washing your hair 1-2 times a week to maintain good-looking, healthy hair. 

healthy scalp and hair routine
  1. ADDING SUPPLEMENTS

Adding supplements to your hair improves the overall health of hair by deeply nourishing it. These can be gently massaged onto the scalp and then washed off after some time. 

It is extremely important to consult a doctor to take in the required dosage. Supplements should add to your normal hair-care routine and should not be relied upon as a substitute for a healthy hair-care routine. 

Some supplements for your hair are:

  • Biotin – Also known as Vitamin H– It improves the strength and thickness of hair and reduces hair breakage.
  • Iron– It maintains blood flow to the scalp and keeps the scalp oxygenated.
  • Vitamin E– it improves hair growth and strength and protects hair against damage from radicals. 
  1. EXFOLIATING

Exfoliation is important to remove excess oil, skin cells, or dandruff from the scalp. Once your scalp is free from these excesses, the hair products you apply will prove to be much more effective and thus lead to shinier and stronger hair.

Let’s move on to the essential hair-care procedures for a healthy scalp.

  1. KEEPING THE SCALP CLEAN

Keeping the scalp clean by avoiding excess build-up, excess oil, and dandruff and removing dirt is extremely important for your scalp health. The roots have to be clean and strong for your hair lengths to look tidy and strong. Thus, regular shampooing is a must. 

  1. USING THE RIGHT SHAMPOO

Depending upon the texture of your scalp and the type of hair, it is advisable to use a shampoo that suits you. Consulting a doctor for the same is also recommended if you are facing issues such as hair breakage, hair fall, and continuous itchiness of the scalp. 

  1. MASSAGING THE SCALP
massaging scalp
  1. PROTECTING THE SCALP AGAINST THE SUN

Just like our skin gets burnt from prolonged exposure to the sun, the same way our scalp can also get sunburnt. Wearing a scarf or a hat and using sunscreen specifically made for the scalp can help protect your hair. 

  1. AVOIDING HEAT STYLING
heat styling hair

Excess of everything is bad. Excessive use of heating tools for styling can cause damage leading to hair fall and hair breakage. This in turn leads to thin hair and depletion of hair health. Thus, if are to use heating tools frequently, use them after applying heat protectant and avoid using heating tools on wet hair. 

  1. AVOIDING TIGHT HAIRSTYLES

Tight hairstyles like braids and ponytails lead to hair loss and damage as they pull the hair too hard. 

Switching to looser hairstyles, using gentle hair ties, and giving your hair a break from hairstyles, once in a while will help maintain healthy hair. 

tight bun hairstyle
  1. TREAT SCALP CONDITIONS PROMPTLY

Conditions like dandruff, itchiness, and psoriasis should be treated immediately after consulting a dermatologist to avoid further worsening of hair health. 

  1. MAINTAINING THE PH OF YOUR SCALP

To maintain healthy hair, a balanced pH is extremely important. The normal pH of the scalp is between 4.5 and 5.5, which is a bit on the acidic side

Using a pH-balanced shampoo, trying home remedies such as applying apple cider vinegar mixed with water, and avoiding over-washing your hair are some steps to maintain the pH of your scalp. 

  1. AVOIDING THE USE OF HARSH CHEMICALS
harsh chemicals on hair

Harsh chemicals like dyes and relaxers can irritate your scalp and lead to frizzy hair. Chemical treatments change the structure of your hair and affect its growth. Thus, it is best to avoid chemicals as much as you can.

  1. EATING A BALANCED DIET
healthy diet

A balanced diet that includes proteins, fibers, and vitamins is very nourishing and enriching for your body. This improves your health, hair roots and brings shine to your hair. 

  1. CONSULTING A DERMATOLOGIST
consulting dermatologist

A dermatologist visit is highly recommended if you are facing continuous hair problems like hair loss, hair breakage, itchiness, and other such issues. 

Expert advice can guide you in the right direction and restore your hair health. 

What can be done to enhance scalp health?

Setting some time aside to maintain a consistent haircare routine can help improve your hair condition as well as balance the pH of your scalp. 

  1. OILING YOUR SCALP

Oiling your hair, at least twice a week, followed by massaging gently with fingertips can exfoliate the scalp and reduce hair fall.

The PURC Fast Hair Growth Ginger Essence Oil is made of natural ingredients like ginger oil, castor oil, and sweet almond oil. These ingredients are said to reduce dandruff and flaky skin, promote re-growth of the hair and repair damaged hair and split ends

hair oil
  1. USING HAIR MASKS

Hair masks provide the required nourishment and care and lead to shinier, smoother hair. 

PURC’S hair masks are a must-try if you are looking for a hair mask that is easy to apply and wash, made of natural ingredients, and is sulfate-free. It prevents dry hair, adds volume to the hair, and leaves the hair shinier than before. 

hair mask
  1. USING SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC PRODUCTS

Chemical-free products are a lifesaver. Made of natural ingredients and essential oils, such products are easy to use and benefit your hair more than chemicalized ones.

PURC Organics offers a range of sustainable hair care products. These are made of plant butter, fruit extracts, etc., and can come to your rescue to help prevent fizziness and dryness and cure over-processed unruly hair. 

  1. ECO-FRIENDLY SHAMPOO BARS

To avoid the accumulation of plastic shampoo bottles in the environment, a good substitute is using PURC shampoo bars. These are made of natural ingredients and are eco-friendly. 

One shampoo bar can outlast 2-3 bottles of liquid shampoo and is thus the right product for the changing world. 

You can get a variety of these at PURC, such as the Bamboo charcoal shampoo bar, Lavender shampoo bar, and Cinnamon shampoo bar among others. Each comes with its own distinguishing qualities and is used for treating different scalp or hair conditions. 

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PURC Shampoo Bars

Conclusion

We can conclude that if you follow these simple yet effective steps to haircare, it won’t feel like a burden anymore. You will enjoy it when you see effective results with much stronger, shinier, and smoother hair. Along with the above-mentioned products, you can find a range of sustainable haircare products at PURC Organics

About The Author

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Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole is a certified trichologist and a recognized authority in the field of hair care and hair growth. With over a decade of professional experience, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a Hair Care Specialist and Blogger at PURC Organics. Sarah began her journey in the beauty industry, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cosmetology from the esteemed London College of Fashion. Her passion for hair health led her to further her education, becoming a certified trichologist from the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). Over the years, Sarah has helped thousands of clients achieve their hair goals through her personalized, science-based approach to hair care. She specializes in assessing the health of hair and scalp, identifying issues, and recommending holistic, organic solutions. Her expertise covers a wide range of hair concerns, including damage repair, hair growth, scalp health, and hair aging. Sarah is a regular contributor to several renowned beauty and wellness publications, where she shares her insights and latest findings in hair care. Her commitment to promoting healthier hair care routines using natural, organic products aligns perfectly with the ethos of PURC Organics. Through her blogs, Sarah aims to educate readers about the importance of using the right hair care products and practices. Her deep understanding of hair biology and the impact of natural ingredients on hair health has made her an indispensable part of the PURC Organics team. Sarah’s authoritative voice and expert advice in the field of hair care make her a trusted source of information. Her dedication to promoting eco-friendly, effective hair care solutions continues to inspire and guide individuals towards a healthier hair care journey.
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