Take care of your scalp

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When it comes to your skin and hair care routine, it can be all too easy to forget the scalp. But you shouldn’t, says Dr. Rocio Rivera, Ph.D.

“Think of your scalp as an extension of your skin from your face. If you put too much product on your face, your skin cannot breathe. The same is true for the scalp and hair follicles,” she said. “Taking proper care of your scalp is important in preventing follicles from clogging and avoids hair getting weighed down from too much product buildup.”

Scalp buildup is caused by a number of factors, many of which are unfortunately beyond your control. These include environmental factors, dead skin cells that don’t shed quickly enough, sweat, sebum and hair care products.

Over time, scalp buildup can cause issues like itching, shedding and clogged follicles, ultimately compromising healthy hair growth and your comfort.

Solution? One thing to consider is the frequency you shampoo your hair. While the right frequency will vary, you can experiment until you strike the right balance for you.

You may also want to incorporate a detox solution into your routine.Consider solutions like the EverPure Scalp Care + Detox system from L’Oréal Paris, which is recommended for twice a week use. Containing menthol and neem leaf extract, it leaves the scalp feeling fresh for 24 hours, and leaves hair healthy-looking, bouncy and soft.

For ultimate scalp and hair health, try adopting a diet that includes nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and biotin.

Don’t let life take its toll on your scalp. By counteracting the effects of buildup, you can help restore the health of your scalp and locks. (SPT)  

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