Author: Burton Ransford
Edited by: Embassy Studio & Medspa
Have you really considered how you wash and clean your hair? Perhaps you’ve heard many theories of hair washing, when and how. Your hair is far more than just definition of your genetics. Your scalp contains each hair follicle and gland that rests in and on the surface of the skin. And dirt and oil do not always rinse away, no matter how clean your hair looks and feel. Let’s take a closer look at how a clean scalp and hair should look and feel after a thorough cleaning.
Scalp Cleaning Done Right
Yes, there is a right and wrong way to clean your hair and scalp. And your daily activities will determine how often you should clean your hair. Shampoo, conditioner and hair treatments will work remarkably well when you learn the strategies of proper hair and scalp cleaning. The next time to go to a salon for treatment, notice how they wash and clean your hair. It’s not just the luxurious scalp message that has you in five minutes of bliss, but their knowledge of what and how to use products as well. So, how does one maintain healthy hair and scalp?
Well, your skin type plays a big role in the health of your hair. For example, those with fine hair have 50 percent less protein than those with thick hair. So, as you get into a cleaning schedule, you’ll start to notice a difference in how products and treatments work. Since the hair is delicate, you’ll want to use only natural products as a wash. Always apply leave-in conditioner after washing, as this helps seal in natural oils at the strands.
A Columbia University Health study suggests that normal to dry skin types should only need a twice a week washings. For oily types, it should be no more than three, though this is depending on your type and activity level. But washing too often (4-5 times a week or daily) can actually do more harm than good.
What’s Scalp Clarification?
Clarifying your scalp is simply the use of your fingers, brush or comb to get the circulation going through your scalp, allowing the product or treatment to work through your hair thoroughly. This method works wonders for increasing the nutrient delivery to the root and follicle while removing dirt, oil and any product residue that might be left from previous washings. Clarifying also improves circulation and blood flow through the scalp to the hair and open follicle pores.
Whether you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair or just want to restore the natural, healthy glow of your hair, at Embassy Studio we can help.