A healthy scalp lays the foundation for healthy hair – 5 tips to treat your scalp
Tired of having an itchy scalp? Or colleagues asking you if it’s snowing outside when you walk into the office in mid-June? Do you wash your hair every day because it gets oily at a record pace? Sounds like your scalp needs some help. We don’t always realize that we can associate lifeless and flat hair with the condition of our scalp, but it’s about time to get back to basics and face the problem head on – on our own heads, that is.
There are plenty of scalp issues and most of us experience some of them at some point in our lives. The scalp may be stressed due to external factors, such as air pollution or hair treatment and loads of chemicals. Internal factors also play a role in the wellbeing of your hair, and such issues as stress and insufficient diet can trigger many problems. The scalp can be dry and flaky, oily, itchy, and even suffer from hair loss. And no, hair loss is not only a problem for the middle-aged men! If you want plenty of good-hair days in your future, start by taking care of your scalp today. You know what they say: if you’re on the bottom, the only way to go is up. 😉
We’ve listed the most common scalp issues and tips to overcome them. Whether you suffer from a dry or oily scalp, or if there is an unpleasant smell coming from your scalp, you are not alone. Save the following tips and share with a friend too!
1. Beauty comes from within, even in this case.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a healthy and varied diet when it comes to the wellbeing of your hair. An unhealthy and unvaried diet can cause the skin to get dry and oily because the body does not get enough nutrients. It is completely normal for the scalp to secrete sebum that protects and nurtures the skin naturally. Insufficient diet can, however, increase the production of sebum, which makes the hair oily faster and causes you to wash your hair more often.
Sometimes it’s just normal to have oily hair, and sometimes the best hairdos come out of “third-day” hair, but it’s important to make sure that the oiliness is not due to health reasons and that it doesn’t feel unpleasant. Take care of your diet and the health of your scalp, and you can enjoy your hair and feel good even on your off days!
2. Choose products that are suitable for treating the scalp.
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what kind of treatment your hair needs. We Finns can rarely go wrong with moisturizing products because the seasonal variations and changes in weather conditions cause our hair to dry out and lose its shine. However, if you do notice that your shoulders are covered in white flakes in the middle of summer, it may be time to stop blaming the weather and start looking into products that moisturize and treat the scalp.
We are all amazing, dandruff or not, but no one has the energy to sort out scalp issues day in, day out. Especially when scalp treatments are often associated with boring and strongly scented dandruff shampoos. Four Reasons Original Scalp products treat your scalp and pamper your senses. Every product is also 100% vegan, produced in Finland with renewable energy and packed in recycled material.
#1 Treat yo’ scalp, treat yo’ senses
#2 Incredible ingredients (not kidding)
#3 The ultimate problem solver
#4 Oh, so green
If you suffer from a dry scalp and dry dandruff, you should favor products that treat your scalp along with exfoliating shampoo for periodic use. Four Reasons Original Scalp Scrub Shampoo’s organic rice grains and lactic acid exfoliate and moisturize the scalp. The shampoo leaves a scent of refreshing bergamot in your hair that is reminiscent of spa treatments and a relaxing scalp massage. Four Reasons Scalp Calming Shampoo, in turn, balances the scalp and reduces itching. The shampoo’s natural betaine strengthens your hair, making it glossy, soft, and flexible.
3. Invest in pampering the scalp – prevent issues.
Let your hair and your scalp rest, and instead of big changes, invest in pampering your hair. Your hair and scalp will thank you later and will react to changes better when the time comes. It’s vital to look after the wellbeing of your healthy scalp even before any signs of unpleasant symptoms. Exfoliating when necessary, moisturizing and refreshing your scalp with a bit of pampering are important for the well-being of a healthy scalp.
Make sure to invest in thorough hair maintenance; try refreshing and deep cleansing products and tie your hair in a loose braid instead of a tight ponytail. If treated correctly, you don’t have to worry about an irritated or itchy scalp no matter the hairdo. Our favorite product for soothing the scalp is the Four Reasons Scalp Revitalizing Tonic that refreshes the scalp in a pleasant manner. Aloe vera and glycerin moisturize and soothe while menthol stimulates and cools your scalp. Try the hair tonic after a long day at work when your scalp is feeling a bit tight and itchy – you can thank us later!
4. Extend the interval between washes.
You may need to wash your hair daily if you use a lot of styling products (guilty as charged) or your hair feels delicate and oily. However, don’t forget that constant washing can lead to a never-ending cycle. Washing your hair with shampoo may cause your scalp to dry out, which again makes your skin naturally produce more sebum. If this rings a bell, try extending the interval between washes or try using a gentle shampoo.
Four Reasons Original Deep Cleanse Shampoo effectively removes styling residues and impurities from the hair. Those who use a lot of dry shampoos or other styling products should wash their hair with a deep cleansing shampoo. The product is also suitable for oily scalp and for use before treatments and structural treatments, allowing the active ingredients to be absorbed into the hair more efficiently.
5. Take care of yourself during times of stress.
Stress is a real pain in the ass guest that tends to come for a visit at the worst possible time and often leaves varied unwanted mementos for its host, from sleeping problems to hair loss and dandruff. If you’re familiar with these problems, try to focus on yourself and your wellbeing even more. Surround yourself with things that bring you joy and spend time with your loved ones. Even small things make a difference to your mental health, which affects the rest of your body, including your hair. Dogs, pizza, and the rays of sun on our faces are among the things that bring us joy. You can borrow one of these, if you want.
Our favorite products to brighten your day (and scalp) and pamper your hair:
Four Reasons Original Scalp Refreshing Shampoo
Four Reasons Original Scalp Refreshing Conditioner
Four Reasons Original Scalp Care Shampoo
Four Reasons Nature Moisture Shampoo