Healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp, regardless of hair type. When your scalp becomes dry and damaged, it creates an unhealthy foundation for your hair to grow from. Neglecting your scalp can actually stress to your scalp and hair, resulting in the growth of damaged hair at the root.
Scalp issues pose a unique challenge to many women of color who crave healthy, moisturized hair. Compared to other demographics, Black women are twice as likely to experience scalp dryness or itch. With beautiful hair textures and expressive styles that thrive with less frequent washing, a dry scalp may result in discomfort, itching and unsightly flakes.
THE REAL CAUSE OF SCALP IRRITATION (FLAKES, ITCH, ETC.)
It’s not dryness. Your scalp is the least likely place to be dry because of the natural oils produced there. What’s really going on is your scalp is responding to the presence of a fungus. This fungus is present on almost everyone’s scalp and feeds off scalp’s natural oils. For many of us, leaving this fungus untreated causes our scalp to respond with flaking, itching, and/or a feeling of tightness.
The most effective way to relieve scalp symptoms is to kill this fungus. Cleanse your hair and scalp regularly to avoid build-up, irritation and damage. It inhibits the growth of the fungus on your scalp.
COILY, KINKY HAIR TEXTURES ARE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO DRYNESS
Curls and coils prevent the naturally moisturizing sebum produced by the scalp from traveling the length of the strands. This means that conditioning is key. It replenishes much-needed moisture to the hair and keeps it manageable. If you need a hand looking for an effective conditioner try using some of my Kevin Murphy products.
GETTING RELIEF IN BETWEEN WASH DAYS
On days when you don’t need to shampoo but find that your scalp needing more, try our Kevin Murphy products for no-rinse relief in between wash days. You can spray it straight onto the scalp to target particularly itchy spots, no shampooing or water needed. It immediately soothes and helps to improve moisture balance.
If you are in Columbus Indiana and want to learn more about how to prevent keep your scalp healthy come in and talk to me! I can help you take care of your hair! Schedule an appointment and let’s see what we can do with your doo!