You want longer, healthier hair this Christmas? Perhaps you should look into how well you have been treating your scalp. Getting gorgeous hair has so much to do with its roots because healthy hair starts at the scalp.
Your scalp is the location of your follicle. It is also the place where your blood vessels feed nutrients and oxygen to the follicle. Moreover, it is where the oil glands produce sebum – a natural hair conditioner of your body. Thus, if your scalp is not healthy, your hair cannot grow shiny and healthy at the best growth rate.
Ensure your crowning glory is in tip-top shape for the coming Christmas celebration and get the lustrous strands you desire with these tips.
- Taking supplements can help hair growth
Adding a supplement with the right balance of vitamins can help you achieve maximum lengths. Look for a formula made for hair, skin, and nails that has biotin, silica, vitamins B, C, and E, iron, and omega-3. And we are definitely lucky to hear this good news: Hair and nails grow at a faster rate during the warmer months.
- Brush your hair daily for at least two minutes
Do this in the morning and evening daily to stimulate circulation in your scalp. Remember, it is not working by the principle of “the harder you brush, the faster it grows”. We recommend that you brush your hair twice a day for at least two minutes so as to stimulate the blood circulation in your scalp and spreads your natural oils evenly over your hair. Healthy blood circulation is essential for hair follicles to work efficiently and grow new healthy hair. Never to forcefully brush your hair especially when it is wet to avoid damaging your locks and cause breakage.
- Your hair is affected by what you eat.
If you suffer from a dry scalp, try incorporating more omega-3 and fish oils into your diet. Vegans should also make sure to supplement their diet with protein and iron for maximum hair health. Protein provides a building material for your hair to grow quicker, look healthier and be stronger, as protein is the very stuff that hair is made from, so the more protein you eat, the more your hair can grow. Start to include eggs, nuts, fish, chicken and red meats into your balanced diet now.
- Pass on getting certain hair treatments when you’re premenstrual.
Schedule your perms, relaxers, and colour services during non-PMS weeks. We ladies are more vascular and prone to bruising at that time. And when you do head to the salon, we recommend that you deep condition your strands 24 hours prior to keep the pH in check.
- Your scalp needs exfoliation.
Just like you exfoliate the skin on your face, your scalp can also benefit from a good scrub. You can try adding a few spoonful of sugar to your shampoo to help get rid of dead skin cells, using the pads of your fingers to work the mixture in. Always avoid using your fingernails when scrubbing, however. This aggressive technique can lead to unintentional scabbing. For heavy build-up, try a salicylic acid shampoo once a week.
- Use some conditioner for hydration
Many women avoid using conditioner on their scalp because they are afraid to clog pores or weigh down fine hair. But just like your face requires moisturizer, your scalp benefits from hydration. Just make sure your conditioner is noncomedogenic so that you can actually use it from roots to ends. Otherwise, do not apply any conditioner to the roots of your hair! Adding a drop of oil to your leave-in conditioner gives your hair extra moisture.
For extra nourishment, try Oriental Hair Solution’s Award Winning Scalp Spa Therapy. Compliment the treatment with a session of Hair Root Nutrients Infusion Therapy to feed your scalp with the necessary nutrients for beautiful hair. You will be delighted to know that these therapies do not burn your pockets, especially during this season of gifting. For just $18 (U.P $608), you get to enjoy a session of the Award Winning Scalp Spa Therapy and a session of Hair Root Nutrients Infusion Therapy, with a complimentary Hair Care Kit! Promotion ends on 31 December 2017.
Book an appointment with us today and get your hair in the tip-top shape for the many Christmas parties ahead!