Taking care of your scalp is so important especially when you're on a healthy hair journey. Your scalp is your hair's hub as your hair grows from it. As well as, sebum is produced which si needed to nourish your new growth. If your scalp is not in a good condition, your hair results will show it.
Here are 4 things you should stop doing to your scalp
1] Scratching your scalp vigorously
Some of us may have feel the urge to scratch our scalp at the end of the week or after wearing a hairstyle for a prolonged period of time. If your scalp is itching, then scratch it. However, do not scratch your scalp excessively.
Your scalp is a sensitive area of the hair which you do not want to damage. Consistently itching at it can cause it to become bruised because it's being manipulated too much. As well as, your nail may scrape or scratch against the roots which can cause a tear. Who wants that?
This is easier said than done as sometimes the itch can be overbearing.
If you feel like your scalp is in a good need of an itch, do these two things:
1. Apply oil to the pads of your fingers
2. Avoid using combs and your nails, use the pads of your finger.
2] Waiting 4 weeks to wash your hair (and scalp)
Life sometimes gets really busy for us so we don't have as much as time as we would like to care and maintain our hair. Sometimes wash days takes a back burner and we're continuously wearing slick buns. You need to wash your hair on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. DO not let your scalp go 4 weeks without being cleansed. When styling we apply a lot of products such as moisturizers, stylers, oils, edge control and much more. All of these layers being applied can cause the scalp and roots to become blocked and bogged down with product.
To truly have healthy hair, you have to be cleansing it frequently.
Our Tailored Beauty Clay Detox Shampoo is exactly what your scalp needs.
Our Clay Detox bar is is formulated to clarify and remove toxins and buildup using the earth's natural minerals. The bar is the perfect blend of the earth's natural minerals without you having to make DIY clay mixes in your kitchen. Also, it contains essential oils that will soothe and nourish the scalp to encourage hair growth and sebum production.
3] Over oiling your scalp and hair
Next, do not over oil your scalp. This one is new as everyone recommends oiling and massaging your scalp for growth. However, you do not need to be doing this step excessively. For example, if your scalp feels oily from massaging your scalp the day before or in the morning, don't do it again. Your scalp already has a layer of oil that it is still absorbing into the hair shaft. If you apply another layer, the oil will sit on the scalp and not move. Then, the next day your scalp will be even more oily.
So do be mindful when you're massaging your scalp on a daily basis.
If you apply too much oil, then your results will be futile.
4] Using poor quality oils on your scalp
Do not use oil blends that are formulated with poor quality oils.
Examples of these oils are petrolatum, petroleum and mineral oil.
These oils will provide your kinks with an everlasting sheen. However, these oils will clog the pores on the scalp. This can cause less sebum to be produced. As well as, it will rob your scalp and hair of the moisture that it needs to thrive. The long term effects will cause your hair to be dry which can cause breakage, split ends and single strand knots.
You should be using high quality oils that nourish the scalp from the inside out.
Examples of these oils are Castor, Vitamin E, Rosemary and Sesame Oil. All of these oils are formulated in the Tailored Beauty Grow Thick Oil. This lightweight oil is your answer. It is great for keeping hair nourished with natural vitamins and omegas for a healthy hair and scalp.