No matter if your hair is worn long, short or somewhere in between, healthy hair is always in fashion. Indeed, beautiful, shinning hair is a valuable asset. Scalp health holds a lot of significance in terms of hair care as it determines the volume and shine of your hair. There are several scalp circulation and health factors that need constant care and attention to help sustain the condition of your scalp and hair.
Hair follicles are amazing little hair production factories which thrive on a constant supply of healthy, oxygenated blood delivered by a circulatory system in good working order. Drawing the nutrients and oxygen needed for new cell creation, these new cells push up through the hair follicle where they eventually die and harden to form new hair.
Here are ways to keep a healthy scalp:
Vitamin A helps to protect hair by keeping free radicals from damaging hair. It’s also helpful in healthy production of oils from your scalp. Choose foods high in vitamin A such as dark leafy greens, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe to name a few.
Scalp massage helps maintain a healthy blood circulation so the hair follicles get what they need. Massage your scalp with coconut oil to stimulate and moisturize your scalp.
Stop Smoking. Smoking affects health on drastic scale. However, an important aspect of it is that smoking reduces the flow and circulation of blood to the scalp. This generally results in hair loss.
Cover up from the Sun. Sunburn on the scalp can results in skin cancer but when it occurs repeatedly, it results in shrinking of the cells that produce hair growth. It can also speed up sun damage and hair loss on an extensive scale.
Also, dandruff, itching and tingling are major issues faced by the scalp that ultimately affect the condition of your hair. Therefore, it is important to protect your scalp to enhance the condition of your hair.
Try this scalp massage – The Kneading Massage
- Use the balls of the fingers of both hands (not the finger tips) and spread them out over the scalp.
- Press firmly and rotate the skin. Do not move the fingers over the scalp. Rotate the skin in one area then move to another area of the scalp until the whole area is covered. This should be a slow, firm kneading movement.
- Rotating Action: The fingers of one hand can move in one direction, e.g. clockwise, and the fingers of the other hand can move in the other direction. Keep the fingers of one hand still while the other rotates and visa versa.
Perform a scalp massage each day and follow the healthy scalp care steps above and enjoy the benefits with great looking hair. Healthy hair is the result of proper diet and exercise to make sure the body is working well on the inside as well as proper care and attention to the scalp and hair on the outside.
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