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5 Keys to A Healthier Scalp

by Michael James |

DJ Khaled said it best: “They don’t want you to win.” You could very well be winning, yet your face started breaking out just as sundress season reaches a peak. Yes, sweat and facial products should be first to question, but an unhealthy scalp could also be the culprit. Excessive dandruff falling on your face and a poor scalp can cause an irritated skin. Luckily, we like to see our readers winning. Here are five keys (pun intended) to a healthier scalp.

The first key to obtaining a healthier scalp is going sulfate-free. In previous articles, we’ve noted how sulfates strip your scalp of many important oils, which provides necessary moisture. In many cleaning products used around your house, sulfate can be found in them. Would you really want to use the same ingredient for cleaning your toilet in your hair too? Yeah, we figured much. Aim for any natural sulfate-free shampoo to use in your routine. Frederick Benjamin’s Invigorating Shampoo offers many natural ingredients that won’t attack your scalp. This product is free of sulfate, synthetic fragrances and colorants.

Conditioning is the best and second key we could ever give you. Conditioning your hair is very important to maintaining a healthier scalp by providing the necessary moisture to soothe any hair texture. It is best to add the nutrients back to the hair after cleaning the scalp thoroughly with your shampoo. Don't be afraid to take a day and pamper yourself too fellas! When using conditioner, allow the product to sit in the hair for 30 minutes with a shower cap, after massaging it into the scalp. Whether your opt for just a shower cap or also sitting under the dryer, providing the necessary heat while conditioning will absorb the nutrients back into your scalp and invigorate your entire head for improvement. Frederick Benjamin’s Invigorating Conditioner provides this and more for scalp repair.

Tying into our second point, our next key is incorporating natural oils into your regime. There are multiple oils you can utilize to provide a healthier scalp, including castor, Hemp Seed, Nettle, Clove, Coconut, Shea, Tea Tree, Olive, etc. These oils have a specific beneficial treatment provided to your scalp. For example, Frederick Benjamin Invigorating Conditioner includes Clove, Nettle and Hemp Seed. Clove oil stimulates blood flow to the scalp, Nettle restores scalp conditions and promotes hair growth, and Hemp Seed oil replenishes moisture for increased elasticity and shine. 

Our fourth key is investing your hair with good products. Now, I know some of us can be frugal when it comes to hair products. You really don’t care what you use as long as your hair is washed and clean, but you should care. Many products are damaging and cause allergic reactions. For example, if you notice increasing dandruff immediately after washing and conditioning, you could be allergic to the cheap shampoo. Just because your friend put you onto a product and it worked well for him, doesn’t mean your hair is the same and will react the same. Invest your time and money in trying new, healthier products. It may be more than you have previously spent, but your hair will be softer and healthier. Try our hair regimen, including the shampoo, conditioner and daily hydrator. You will notice immediate improvements to your scalp.

The last key to a healthier scalp is maintaining a healthier diet. Khaled has been all about egg whites and turkey bacon, which may be not such a bad idea. Eating fast food and junk cannot only affect your health with your body, but also with your hair. Be sure to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals. Also, make sure you are taking in the necessary nutrients. Zinc promotes strong hair and helps prevent dandruff. Take vitamins that incorporate this, Folic Acid, Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C for a healthier scalp.

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