A Healthy Scalp = Healthy Hair
August 26, 2021
A few weeks ago I discussed just one possible routine for wash day to keep your hair soft, healthy and nourished, but there was a small catch. For hair to be - well - healthy, the scalp has to be healthy too. Think about it, the hair grows from the scalp, so it only makes sense that for healthy hair you need a healthy scalp!
An unhealthy scalp can create a variety of symptoms or problems! Most have relatively easy fixes that have a lot to do with haircare adjustment. Some signs of an unhealthy scalp are:
Just like your skin, your scalp has different needs that differ from person to person. Some scalps need more moisture than others while some may need to be cleansed or detoxed more frequently! It all depends on the density of hair follicles, the amount of sebum produced, and even how the hair grows from the follicle (that’s a lot to consider, right?).
To make this whole process easier for you, here are the best ingredients for each need the scalp may have!
Aquaxyl™ adds nourishment and moisture in formulas by repairing the skin barrier function and reducing the TEWL. Aquaxyl™ also restores deep hair moisturization in rinse-off, protects the hair fiber and has shown to improve skin tolerance by reducing the irritation effect of surfactants such as sulfates. Perfect in rinse off and leave-on!
INCI: Xylitylglucoside - Anhydroxylitol - Xylitol
Multifunctional glycol, providing:
A combination of essential minerals, source of energy for cells to protect the mitochondria (the power unit of the cells) against oxidation and boost its activity. It enables an increase of vitality and cell renewal. A great boost for the hair bulb cells!
INCI: Magnesium Aspartate - Zinc Gluconate - Copper Gluconate
Extracted from two algaes with stimulating properties, it enhances microcirculation on the scalp and brings vitality to hair. After two months, hair growth is improved by 27% (length) and hair density by 10% (amount of hair), particularly indicated for hair loss treatments.
INCI: Aqua/Water - Butylene Glycol - Panthenol - Propylene Glycol – Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract - Laminaria Digitata Extract
A combination of glycine Aminovector™ with sugar derivatives that:
A plant derived non-ionic surfactant, ideal for gentle cleansing that is mild and well tolerated (non irritating for the skin, good ocular tolerance). It has an efficient foaming power and good cleansing and solubilizing properties. In cleansing products, it can be used alone, combined with other surfactants, or as a solubilizer. In hair care, it can be used in serums and massaged or patted into the scalp to remove buildup and impurities!
INCI: Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside
Just mix this Miracle Oil (opens new window) with water for a hydrating and nourishing oily spray that won’t weigh down curls and will keep the scalp hydrated and healthy to avoid irritation and dryness!
Does you scalp need a little detox and rebalance? This Balancing Scalp (opens new window) serum will refresh and cleanse in between wash days and help to reduce risk of redness and itchiness caused by an unbalanced scalp.
For those of you, like myself, that have overactive sebaceous glands, and experience oily roots, this Dry Shampoo (opens new window) is exactly what the scalp needs when shine goes into overdrive. 😅