Can you use skincare on your scalp?

What causes scalp buildup?

Scalp buildup is usually caused by using low quality hair products, especially styling products, and being in mineral rich water such as bathing somewhere with hard water, or spending a lot of time in chlorinated pools. 

How do you know if your scalp is healthy?

A healthy scalp is balanced and doesn’t show signs of being too dry or oily. There should be no visible irritation or inflammation, such as flaking or acne, and a healthy scalp shouldn’t feel tight or itchy.

What is the best way to clean your scalp?

The best way to clean your scalp is using a professionally developed shampoo and conditioner that is designed for your specific hair type and concerns. I also recommend using a professional clarifying shampoo that is designed to remove product and mineral buildup from your hair about once a week. The best way to find out which products are best for you is to ask your trusted hairstylist, barber, or esthetician. 

How can you unclog pores on your scalp?

Scalp exfoliation is not a new concept, however, there are pretty limited options when it comes to addressing clogged pores and acne. Scalp scrubs are found aplenty, but there are only a couple professional shampoos out there that contain salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid ingredient that does an excellent job at unclogging pores and controlling acne. However, depending on the product, just an acne facial cleanser may do the trick, too, and there are plenty of options out there for those. Make sure to primarily focus on the scalp when using these products, and to not overuse them, either.

Can you wash you hair everyday?

It’s not generally necessary to wash your hair everyday, unless you work in an environment that exposes you to pathogens, dirt, etc. However, it’s a general misconception that it’s bad to wash you hair daily, because that really depends on the quality of products you use, the quality of water you have access to, and your hair type/concerns. If you do find yourself washing your hair daily, you should be using professional products that are gentle and sulfate free, and you should ideally have a water softening treatment system if you live in an area with hard water. 

Can you use skincare products on your scalp?

The idea of using skincare products on your scalp isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but it really depends on the type of product you want to use, and the concerns you are trying to address. Your scalp is skin too, and taking care of it properly can lead to healthier hair.  

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