One of the most important factors to consider when improving your hair health is the health and state of your scalp. Why? Because healthy hair ALWAYS starts with a healthier scalp. It only makes sense, right?!
Unfortunately, so many of us experience and suffer from dry, flaky, itchy and irritated scalps. Your overall scalp health is impacted and affected, ultimately, by everything you choose to do and apply to it. So, if you are looking to soothe your irritated scalp and say goodbye to dandruff, scalp psoriasis and similar conditions, then here are 3 tips you must start implementing.
1. Double Shampooing
If you are a skincare lover, then you’ll understand the importance of double cleansing your face, especially after wearing heavy make-up. This same principle applies to shampooing your scalp. Double shampooing is a great way to ensure your scalp is effectively cleaned and nourished.
The first shampoo of your scalp is all about removing natural oil, dirt and the build up from hair styling products like hairspray. Once you have massaged, lathered and rinsed your scalp thoroughly, try using another application of shampoo on your scalp and let the product sit and absorb for a couple of minutes. Our sulphate free Sozo Hair Health Shampoo is formulated with only the best natural ingredients scientifically proven to clean and also hydrate, moisturise, condition, repair and protect your scalp. This means when you allow our sulphate free shampoo to sit on your scalp whilst in the shower, you are enabling the all-natural hair care ingredients to treat and soothe your dry, irritated and itchy scalp, without stripping away your natural oil.
2. STOP using hair products containing harsh chemicals
Double shampooing is particularly important if you use products like dry shampoo on a regular basis. However, if you are suffering from problematic scalp conditions, then it is highly recommended that you eliminate all chemical-based hair care and styling products from your routine.
Although products like dry shampoo are designed for convenience, applying these products can be extremely detrimental to your scalp health. Dry shampoo and similar products are formulated to absorb the excess oil from your scalp. However, this ultimately interferes with your natural sebum (oil) flow, impacting your overall scalp and hair health.
In addition to these types of products, it is critical that you stop using chemical based hair care, as the harsh chemicals and hidden nasties in these products can inflame your scalp or are often the cause of itchy, irritated and dry scalps. Investing in all-natural hair care, like our Sozo Hair Health products, that are formulated with ingredients proven to be mild on your skin, as well as soothe your scalp, will provide you with the best treatment.
3. Implement a hair mask into your routine
Often hair masks are designed to nourish, repair and protect dry, damaged hair. Although our all-natural Sozo Hair Health Mask does do this (and more), our weekly hair mask treatment has been formulated with natural hair care ingredients scientifically proven to soothe dry, itchy and irritated scalps. One of the feature ingredients in our Hair Health Mask is manuka honey, which is composed of sugars, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other minor components. This makes it known for its antibacterial and wound healing properties. Plus, it acts as an emollient and humectant to soothe and condition both skin and hair. Ingredients like manuka honey takes our hair mask from only repairing damaged hair to it being a treatment for scalp conditions like dandruff and psoriasis. Therefore, when using our Sozo Hair Health Mask, always ensure you are applying it to your scalp as well as your ends, allowing the potent ingredients to absorb into and treat your scalp.
Sensitive and irritated scalps require consistent and long-term treatment and care for best results. Improving your scalp and, therefore, hair health, is truly about understanding the impacts of what you apply to your scalp. Take time to understand the ingredients used in your hair care products and ensure your scalp is receiving the nourishment and treatment it requires. To find out more about the natural hair care ingredients formulated into our Australian made Sozo Hair Health range, you can explore our complete Ingredient Glossary.