Monday, February 18, 2013

5 Ways To Love Your Scalp

Essence did an article in their February issue on 5 Ways To Love Your Hair, which gave great tips on how to create volume, staying hydrated, embracing the gray, reducing styling time, and minimizing a bad hair day. Even though the article was a good one, it just did not relate to me or my fellow alopecians who have little to no hair as well as those going through medical treatments (e.g. Chemotherapy) that will lead to hair loss. I created a list of 5 Ways to Love Your Scalp, and this is something I do on a day-to-day basis.
  1. Cleanse - Nothing is more important than a healthy & clean scalp! Our scalps need to be deeply cleansed on a daily basis to remove dirt, oil, and grime from our pores. Use a natural clarifying shampoo infused with peppermint oil such as Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo to help increase scalp circulation, revitalize, and refresh your hair follicles.  
  2. Hydrate - Even without hair it's still important to keep your scalp hydrated at all times to avoid dryness. Use natural oils like Simplicity Hair Oil Blend to keep your scalp moisturized. Click to read the review I did on this superub natural hair oil.
  3. Massage - Massaging your scalp nightly will help increase the blood flow to the hair follicles, promotes relaxation of the mind, and reduce stress. Use natural oils while massaging your scalp.  
  4. Protective - I'm very big on protecting my scalp and you should too. When facing hair loss, do not continue exposing your hair or scalp to anymore tramua such as hairstyling that involves pulling & tightness, overexposure of the sun, and harsh enviormnet. Cover your head with a scarf, hat, or a wig such as a Lace System that mimics real hair growing from your scalp. Visit www.couturelacecrowns.com  to learn more about Lace Systems commonly refered to hair replacement systems.
  5. Embrace - Embrace your God-given natural beauty. If your new to experiencing hair loss or is a warrior in your hair loss journey this an everyday process and we will succeed in embracing our beautiful looks.  
    
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Nicole