Style Why you should get a scalp facial

11:56  30 march  2018
11:56  30 march  2018 Source:   Cover Media

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So, by showing your scalp some TLC, you could be headed for the ultimate bout of good hair days (which is #goals). According to Sakuma, you should get a treatment to get rid of the gunk once every month and a half or so (as one would do with facials ).

Scalp facials are a popular way to give your head some TLC. But how are scalp facials different from regular facials ? Are they even worth trying? Isn’t washing my hair in the shower good enough? Let’s clear up the confusion. Why Does Scalp Health Matter?

a person taking a selfie© Provided by Cover Media If you think about how dirty your body gets over the course of a day, then imagine what your hair and scalp contend with.

In the same way that using the right products can help the skin appear younger and brighter, using regular scalp masks to exfoliate and stimulate can help promote a healthy head and strands.

"One of the main factors that affect the condition of the scalp is stress, which is particularly common with those who have highly pressurised jobs, as it can stimulate more androgens, the male hormones that can be responsible for hair thinning, and it can also exacerbate dandruff," Paolo Lai, the Hair Healer at Neville Hair & Beauty, told us. "As our hair is made of the protein keratin, a poor diet can also contribute to the cause of hair loss... working longer hours, people are often tempted to eat takeaways or ready meals, which aren't rich in the nutrients our bodies need."

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This post follows up on some subjects I already mentioned in this blog, (like Why Visit An Esthetician and Quit Bashing Estheticians) but here I'll focus on why you should get a professional facial .

Why Your Scalp Deserves a " Facial ". To encourage gorgeous, healthy hair, you need to get to the root of the problem, literally. “A healthy scalp environment makes for a stronger bulb to the hair cuticle.

Prior to starting a scalp facial, Paolo will conduct a hair and scalp consultation by using the Kerastase Scalp Camera, which magnifies skin and hair 600 times. Once the diagnosis has been done, it's easy to see what areas need attention the most. Most people have dry patches on the scalp, so the hour-long treatment is adapted according to each client's needs.

A hair expert will then begin by brushing hair from roots to tips in order to shift the natural oils from the scalp through to the ends. The head is then slathered with a chosen organic oil - either bergamot, rosemary or eucalyptus - to cleanse and rejuvenate. Following a head tingling shiatsu massage, a steaming treatment is carried out. Then, the scalp is rinsed with a tonic and the hair blow-dried.

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Why it works… Your scalp plays a big part in the health and look of your hair. If your scalp gets oily, your locks look oily. And similarly to the way your facial skin can be easily disrupted by dirt, pollution and residual products…yup, same thing can happen to your scalp .

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"It is very important to hydrate the scalp. Often it can be dry and not in good condition because it can be neglected," said Paolo, adding that he recommends conditioning your scalp at home with a treatment at least once a month. "Start by brushing the hair and scalp with a soft brush for a few minutes. Then mix almond oil with a little bit of coconut oil, rosemary oil, and lavender - if applied on the scalp before shampoo it can help the condition of the scalp."

Top scalp conditioning products to check out:

The scrub

Christophe's Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt exfoliates the scalp of product build-up, grease, and chemical residues from colouring. Apply the equivalent of a tablespoon on damp hair. Gently massage the scalp, add a little water then lather, concentrating on the nape of the neck. Rinse thoroughly.

The acid exfoliator

Nanogen's Thickening Hair Treatment Shampoo for Women contains BHA Salicylic Acid for gentle exfoliation and deep cleaning of the hair and scalp. Massage into the scalp and leave for a few minutes.

The oil

Cantu's Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil combines pure shea butter and jojoba oil in a product to replace vital oils lost to the hair, while conditioning the scalp. The follicle-friendly formulation is free of mineral oil, sulfates, and all nasties. To use, part hair into sections and massage in before washing off.

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