• Traci Macfarlane

Scalp Exfoliating & Proper Scalp Care

Is exfoliation a key part of your skincare regimen?

If not, it absolutely should be! Dead skin can cause uneven skin texture, dryness, and flaking. It contributes to isolated acne, breakouts, and other skin irritation. Exfoliation is something that we focus on in many of our facials here at Thair, plus we offer many organic skincare products that can help you get rid of dead skin at home.

When most of us think of "exfoliation," our minds tend to wander to our faces. But can you guess another part of the body that can really benefit from exfoliation? Our scalp!

The Importance of Proper Scalp Care

Just because our scalp is usually covered by beautiful, healthy hair doesn't mean it isn't a victim of the same harsh environmental conditions as the rest of our skin. Cold weather in the wintertime, lack of moisture, too much shampooing, all of these can cause scalp irritation and dryness. Dead skin can build up there, causing both skincare and hair care issues.

Scalp exfoliation might not sound like the most pleasurable hair care treatment, but in reality it's actually quite soothing and relaxing! Our Organic Scalp treatment helps to gently lift away dead and damaged skin, along with excess oil (sebum), returning your scalp's cellular turnover to normal. We follow it up by massaging a cider rinse into your scalp and hair. It only takes 15 minutes and can be a fantastic accompaniment to any of our other hair care treatments.

For the healthiest head of hair and scalp possible, we recommend one scalp exfoliation a month, but we can do more until we get your condition under control again.

Deal With Dandruff

The dreaded dandruff. It’s so embarrassing! It’s probably the best-known complaint when it comes to damaged skin on your head.

Dandruff has many causes. It could just be dry skin, although this condition usually doesn't produce an abundant amount of dandruff. If you have a bad dandruff problem, it's likely caused by the sebaceous glands in your scalp overproducing oil. The sebum can feed a fungus called malassezia furfur yeast that causes skin irritation, resulting in your skin flaking off. YUCK!

Another cause of dandruff could be seborrheic dermatitis, a chronic condition that causes red, irritated skin, itching, and burning. That’s no fun either.

Luckily, an excellent-quality scalp exfoliation can be one of the best ways to deal with these symptoms. Time to exfoliate!

Improves Your Hair's Appearance

Let’s be honest, most people put a lot of different products in their hair daily to get the look they want, such as leave-in conditioner, hairspray, styling gel, and dry shampoo. Although these products are usually light-weight and (if you’re purchasing organic) safe, they can build up on your scalp and hair. Even a great quality shampoo and conditioner can leave behind residue if improperly rinsed out.

Think about it this way:

Would you apply your makeup over the makeup you wore yesterday?

Of course not!

You'd wash it off the previous night before going to bed. Otherwise, it could cause skin irritation. It's the exact same with your hair care products.

Now, we aren't necessarily saying that you should shampoo your hair every day (we have some thoughts about that), but regularly cleansing your scalp to clear away these products could dramatically improve the appearance of your hair, as well as the health of your skin. And our Organic Scalp Treatment can get rid of all this built-up product residue even better than shampoo can!

Are You Worried About Thinning Hair?

There is a myth out there that thinning hair is only something that men have to go through. Nothing can be further than the truth. And one of the major causes of thinning hair is a scalp issue related to sebum.

Usually, every hair follicle contains about two or more hairs. This number is what provides the thickness and volume we all want for daily hairstyling. However, when a follicle becomes clogged with sebum, it shrinks down, and the number of hairs inside becomes reduced. Instead of there being two or three hairs, there will simply be one. By exfoliating your scalp, you'll open up those clogged follicles, which can help promote hair growth, healthy skin, and sebum production, leading to a fuller head of hair!

Is Scalp Exfoliation For Me?

Now, it's important to remember that scalp exfoliation might not be for everyone. If you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, an at-home scalp exfoliation might be too much for your already-sensitive skin. This is one of the reasons why we highly recommend you come into Their for a Hair Consultation to find out the current health of your hair and scalp. Our team of hair specialists can devise a plan to heal any damage with some wonderful hair care treatments and organic products.

To find out more, we invite you to drop into Thair Hair Boutique and Spa! We offer many fully-organic hair care treatments, including cuts, blowouts, colouring, deep conditioning treatment, and, of course, scalp exfoliation! Please don't hesitate to book an appointment with us today.




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