10 Things You Need to Know for Perfect Scalp Health and Beautiful Hair
Spoiler: A good scalp care regime goes a long way!
The scalp is highly susceptible to disorders like dandruff, oiliness, acne, inflammation, irritation and other conditions that could result in hair loss and damage. This is because of the scalp’s unique physiology.
With a higher density of hair follicles, sweat glands and sebaceous glands than any other part of the body, as well as its own distinctive microflora, the scalp is a hot bed for harmful bacteria that feed off the excess sebum, sweat and grime that accumulate daily.
The scalp also ages faster than the skin on any other part of the body. When the scalp ages, hair growth slows, individual hairs get thinner, dryer and more brittle and grey hairs proliferate. This is why it requires more specialised care than just wash-and-go!
Making sure your scalp is properly cleansed and free of follicle-clogging dirt and impurities is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your hair. This means double cleansing daily and exfoliating the scalp once a week.
PHS HAIRSCIENCE shampoos are designed to cleanse effectively without stripping away natural protective oils, and perfect for daily double cleansing. Always start with ADV Nutrition Shampoo, a deep cleanser that removes dirt, sweat, sebum and unhealthy residue from the scalp. Follow immediately with a second correcting shampoo – with 13 to choose from, you’re bound to find one suitable for your concerns!
When washing your hair, always work shampoo into the scalp by massaging with your fingertips. Then, be sure to rinse thoroughly, until you can no longer feel suds and the scalp feels clean and refreshed.
Once a week, amp up your scalp clarifying regime with ADV Elixir. This unique serum exfoliates the scalp without using any abrasive material, making it suitable even for sensitive scalps. Apply and leave on for 10 minutes before shampooing (just once, skip double cleanse when using ADV Elixir). It improves scalp health, prevents follicle blockage, scalp disorders, and preps scalp skin to receive and better absorb vital treatment nutrients.
Condition your hair strands. The shampooing process naturally ruffles hair cuticles and a good hydrator like ADV Nutrition Conditioner repairs and smooths cuticles for a soft, shiny finish.
Introduce a scalp tonic into your care regime. Like how a facial essence packs a high concentration of benefits into the skin, a scalp tonic delivers a cocktail of important nutrients to the scalp, keeping delicate scalp skin properly moisturised, nourished and protected. ADV Nutrition Tonic is suitable for all scalp types and helps to improve circulation, strengthen hair roots, enhance scalp functions and improve scalp immunity.
When hair follicles are clogged by sebum, dandruff, styling residue or other impurities, the follicle shrinks. The number of hairs growing from the follicle – usually two to three on a healthy scalp – reduces and hair loss or thinning occurs. Once the scalp is damaged and deteriorates, it is incredibly hard to reverse the effects; which is why at PHS HAIRSCIENCE, we advocate a preventive approach in order to maintain the health and beauty of the scalp and hair you were born with.