Scalp Care, The New Self Care

Every year, there is a new wonder ingredient that manufacturers flock to for their product development. Some time ago, the rave was all about Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Then there was, and still is, the infatuation with CBD and hemp-based beauty products – we suspect that trend will be around for a few more years, at least. But in 2020, brands are focusing their attention on your scalp, not your strands.

That’s right. Brands have learned that your hair is only as healthy and strong as your roots. After all, the hair strand itself is dead, while the hair follicles are considered to be alive. So caring for this part of the body is just as important as caring for your skin. A problematic scalp can hinder hair growth and even retention. Thankfully, manufacturers have come up with products that can treat the scalp like the rest of the skin.

Micellar Shampoo
The Mane ‘n Tail Micellar Shampoo is formulated with Micellar water – an ingredient that was made popular in skincare. This water is known for removing dirt, debris and buildup without stripping the skin. Now imagine that sort of care from your shampoo! Ultra-clean hair starts with an ultra-clean scalp, and this shampoo is a perfect way to achieve that.

Tension Tamer
There is nothing worse than getting a new weave or set of braids installed, only to realize that with your new look came a new migraine, as well. Scalp tension is a very real issue when wearing these protective styles. That’s why we are in love with the Dark & Lovely Tension Tamer. Made especially for use on the scalp, this product offers a refreshing, cooling sensation to ease the ache without ruining the style.

Scalp Mist
When wearing braids, twists or even weaves, your shoppers will try to prolong washing their hair for as long as possible. This helps extend the life of the style. However, this may not be good for the scalp. The Hawaiian Silky Cool Scalp Refresher Mist is a great way to work around this issue. It is made to neutralize odors while reducing itchiness with its aroma and cooling sensation.

Scalp Scrub
The Royal Oils Water Activated Scalp Scrub is definitely a game-changer for those who struggle with dandruff and scalp buildup. Infused with coconut oil, this is a great product to use on wash days, after removing a protective style. Simply use prior to your shampoo to remove buildup and renew the scalp surface. Your scalp will feel as good as new, and your hair will thank you for it!

Scalp Oil
When dandruff fails to go away with scrubs or moisturizers, it might be time for medicated relief. The Sulfur 8 Medicated Dandruff Control Scalp Oil Serum not only keeps the itchiness at bay, but it also relieves the irritation, redness and scaling often associated with dandruff. It’s the perfect treatment to apply at night to help maintain the scalp’s natural oil balance.

Growth Drops
If your hair grows at a slow rate, then you might need to add growth drops to your regiment. The Kaleidoscope Miracle Drops Extra Strength has a cult following for a good reason. By just applying and massaging the drops into the scalp every day, you encourage hair growth, especially around the edges of the scalp.

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