Scalp Care vs Hair Care: What’s the Difference?

I know, it may seem like a silly question, but there’s a pretty significant difference between caring for your hair and caring for your scalp. By shampooing your hair, you’re removing any oils or dirt that may be lingering from a day or two sans wash. You then continue your routine with a light conditioner and maybe a smoothing crème or leave-in conditioner. Boom! That’s all for haircare. Now, how does scalp care differ? Think of the head like a garden. Just as the earth needs healthy soil that’s nurtured through water and fertilization, the scalp should be free of product buildup and residue for healthy hair to grow. Traditional hair-care products like shampoo are designed to wash your hair, not your scalp. So, let discuss some common hair and scalp ailments and how you’d care for them accordingly.

Oily Scalp, Dry Hair

Many people may experience an oily scalp, but dry hair. To combat this strange combination, you must first attend to the scalp problem. Without a healthy scalp, your hair will suffer the consequences. Eliminate excess sebum on the scalp by using products with ingredients that will rebalance the levels of oil. Think White Nettle Extract, Biotin, and Asparlyne which all work to stimulate the scalp and balance sebum levels. Try the Active Care Balance Line. To fix the dry hair problem, you must use hydrating products on the ends of your hair like our Moisture-Rich Conditioner. Finish off with a light spritz of our Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner on the ends of your hair.

Sensitive Scalp, Damaged Hair

Have you been coloring your hair a lot lately? This may be the reason for your scalp irritation and damaged hair. Start by hydrating the scalp with comforting and soothing ingredients such as Burdock, Chamomile, and Bacolcamine which all work together to calm the scalp and reduce irritation. Try the Active Care Comfort Line. To fix damaged hair, use products with moisturizing ingredients such as keratin, argan oil, and collagen. Try our line of ultra-restorative haircare products.

Product Buildup on Scalp, Thinning Hair

Excess product buildup can weigh your hair down and cause it to thin out. When your hair pore is clogged, it makes it harder for your hair to grow thick and strong. Remove product buildup by using products with Pine, Rosemary, Burdock, and Nogaline which all work together to remove impurities in the scalp and leave it feeling refreshed and properly cleansed. Try Active Care Deep Cleansing Line. Once your scalp problem has been fixed, your hair will begin to grow back stronger and healthier, reducing the effect of thinning hair.

You see, without a healthy scalp, your hair will not grow healthy and strong. If you’ve noticed common hair problems such as dryness and limp locks, then start by assessing the health of your scalp. Seeing is believing and to understand the status of your scalp fully, and how it affects your hair, a thorough analysis should be conducted to determine the origin of your hair problems. A healthy scalp is essential to the lush appearance of your hair and the way it performs when styled. It’s what you don’t see in the mirror that matters. Knowing the condition of your scalp is crucial to determine the best hair care regimen for healthier hair.

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