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Healthy Scalp, Gorgeous Hair: Nurturing Your Hair from the Roots

Unlock the secrets to strong, lustrous, and beautiful hair

Written by: 100% PURE®

Imagine your scalp as a lush land and your strands as the ‘secret garden’. If you don’t tend to what’s beneath those daisies, your flowers simply won’t bloom. In the same way, if you don’t maintain what’s underneath your tresses, your hair won’t flourish and look its best.

Oftentimes, we get so preoccupied with skin and body care that we forget the root cause of happy, healthy hair - our scalp! Pretty much all the hair goals we’re targeting, from shine to growth to repair, start with an optimized scalp.

It’s time to do a little digging into the importance and practices of healthy roots and scalp and reveal some simple and easy tips that will promote healthier hair from the root up. Let’s let your locks bloom where they were planted!

The Importance of a Healthy Scalp for Beautiful Hair

Like rich potting soil for lavish flowers or natural primer for any flawless, long-lasting makeup, a clean, healthy scalp is where the health and heart of the hair start. The scalp is more than just a surface covered by hair; it’s actually a living part of us. The scalp is where the hair follicles are rooted, and it is responsible for providing nutrients and oxygen to the hair; thus, promoting healthy locks.

Conversely, an unhealthy scalp can lead to hair problems like dandruff, hair loss, breakage, and dullness. This is because an unhealthy scalp can be suffering from product buildup, dryness, dandruff, or greasiness and won’t be able to support budding hair follicles with the appropriate environment to support shiny, healthy hair.

When the scalp is healthy, it promotes hair growth and keeps the hair strong, shiny, and lustrous. To maintain a healthy scalp, it's important to keep it clean and moisturized, avoid harsh chemicals and excessive heat styling, and eat a balanced diet with plenty of nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals that support healthy hair growth.

Essential Practices for a Healthy Scalp

Just like exfoliating our skin and maintaining a natural skincare routine boosts a radiant complexion, our scalps need exfoliation from buildup and regular cleansing for healthy hair. Whether it’s product buildup or dead skin, gentle exfoliation removes these scalp culprits, which could otherwise clog our hair follicles and prevent hair from growing. Exfoliating also helps to stimulate blood flow, which can bring oxygen and protein to the scalp for healthier, longer hair.

As mentioned, a healthy scalp is a gateway between the “seed” of any hair strand and the way it looks and feels once it’s grown out of the head. It’s important to nourish strands (or seeds) by regularly washing your scalp and hair with the proper natural shampoo for your hair type. And despite the straightforward shampoo (and conditioner) treatment we’ve been instructed to follow our whole lives, there’s science behind why scalp massages and treatments belong in your routine.

Massaging your scalp gently when washing your hair can help to promote blood flow and stimulate hair growth while avoiding hot water can help to prevent dryness. Additionally, some scalp concerns, like itchiness, dryness, flakiness, or excessive wax and oiliness, might need intensive replenishment or treatment. Using scalp treatments or even a DIY hair mask can alleviate specific concerns for a healthier scalp.

Just as integral as what we put on our bodies, is what we put in them. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress, as these factors can all impact scalp health and hair growth. Adequate water intake is important – to our bodies, and our scalps.

Top 100% PURE Products for Scalp Health and Gorgeous Hair

While we don’t shy away from a DIY now and then, a healthy scalp needs consistent, curated care. That’s why we seek out those powerhouse ingredients in our hair care formulas and work our careful routines to get the best out of those active ingredients.

#1: Rosemary Grow Serum
We love serums for how they make our hair look and feel, but we admit we’re a little biased about our very own Rosemary Grow Serum. Rosemary does the work of stimulating and conditioning to support the hair without the hard work or hassle.

#2. Glossy Locks Grow More Shampoo and Conditioner
Want to enhance your hair's thickness and shine? Look no further than this scalp nourishing, and hair-promoting dynamic duo! These sulfate-free products combine the benefits of rosemary with other nourishing ingredients to support hair growth and boost overall hair health. The shampoo cleanses the scalp while the conditioner deeply hydrates and adds shine.

#3. Burdock and Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner
This hair-purifying pair is a match made in heaven for those seeking the best healthy scalp in hair care. Featuring an aloe base, cleansing coconut oil, and herbaceous nettle for promoting growth, this fan-favorite pair now comes in a 32-oz. value size for long, luscious locks.

It’s recommended to suds up in the hands, work into the scalp and down the length of the hair. Then, using a scalp brush or wand, lightly massage in circular motions. This helps to dislodge scalp dirt, help the follicles breathe, and improve moisture and hydration.

#4. Multi-Vitamin Hair Line Products
Our Multi-Vitamin Healthy Hair De-Frizz Serum not only focuses on supporting shiny, healthy hair, but it’s also great for the scalp, too! With ingredients like vitamin E, spinach-derived alpha lipoic acid, and biotin, this hydrating treatment supports healthy hair growth from the roots–literally!

Our Multi-Vitamin Healthy Hair Shampoo transforms coarse, brittle locks into sumptuous silk. Our deeply nourishing and reparative shampoo is fortified with beneficial multivitamins like vitamins C and E, and alpha lipoic acid to revitalize and mend dry, damaged hair.

Our Multi-Vitamin Healthy Hair Conditioner helps restore your hair to its natural glory. This deeply nourishing, reparative conditioner is fortified with vegan keratin, biotin, pro-vitamin B5, and other hair and scalp beneficial vitamins that work to strengthen, protect, and repair for softer and shinier hair and a healthier scalp.

Our Multi-Vitamin Healthy Hair Leave-In Conditioner supports the total transformation of our unhealthy mops into healthy manes. It features biotin, vitamin C, and vitamin E for hydrating, moisturizing, and adding the love our hair needs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scalp Health and Hair Care

Ready for some hair-raising facts about scalp and hair care? Yes, we’ve heard your questions – and we’re grateful to offer you some answers. Let’s call this a ‘Q and A’ about proper scalp care for the luscious locks of your dreams.

How often should I wash my hair?

Answer: As all hair rules go, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. For instance, thin hair might be washed every other day; thick hair, every few days; and textured hair, once a week. It depends on your scalp and hair type, hair goals, scalp health, scalp conditions, personal routine, and the products you're using.

Can I use scalp treatments if I have color-treated hair?

Answer: If your scalp treatment is anything like our natural treatments and hair masks, then the short answer is, ‘yes’! Our nutrient-rich ingredients are healthy and natural because we know that the best natural scalp products and healthier ingredients mean a better you and strands. Our formulas do not contain any synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, or chemical preservatives that often adversely affect hair health and color.

Will regular scalp massages promote hair growth?

Answer: Scalp massage is an effective technique to promote scalp health due to several reasons. Firstly, it improves blood circulation to the scalp, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, which can promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Secondly, scalp massage helps to remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that can clog the hair follicles, leading to scalp inflammation and dandruff.

Are there any natural remedies for scalp issues?

Answer: With different potential triggers and markets flooded with remedies for scalp issues, it can get a bit hairy trying to find safe, effective products. Stick with natural products and treatments. For example, hair oils are excellent for scalp health, while natural serums featuring rosemary oil can nourish and promote healthier hair growth.

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Scalp and Gorgeous Hair

Not sure where to start your new scalp care routine? Here are a few tips for maintaining a healthy scalp and supporting a healthy head of hair.

Protect Your Scalp from the Sun
Protecting your scalp from the sun and environmental aggressors is essential for maintaining a healthy scalp. The scalp is often overlooked when it comes to sun protection and outside damage, but it's just as susceptible to sunburn and skin damage as any other part of the body.

To protect your scalp from the sun, wear a hat or use sunscreen designed specifically for the scalp. Look for products that offer broad-spectrum protection with an SPF of at least 30. Apply sunscreen generously to your scalp and reapply every two hours or more frequently if you are sweating or swimming.

Avoid Excess Heat Styling
Avoiding excessive heat styling and harsh chemicals can keep your scalp healthy for several reasons. Heat styling tools can damage the hair cuticle and cause breakage and split ends. This can lead to a dry and flaky scalp. Additionally, using scalp care products with harsh chemicals can lead to itching, irritation, inflammation, or long-term damage to the hair follicles.

To avoid damaging your scalp and hair, try to limit your use of heat styling tools, and use them at a low to medium temperature. Before using any heat styling tools, be sure to apply a heat protectant spray to help prevent damage to the hair and scalp. Be sure to stick with natural hair products with the health of your strands in mind.

Regularly trim your hair to prevent split ends
Don’t wait for hair’s split ends to rear their ugly head. Keeping up on trimming split ends will help with your overall hair health as well as maintaining your polished haircut. By frequently trimming your ends, you’ll help prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft.

Embrace a consistent hair care routine tailored to your needs
What worked for a winter hair routine might not be the best natural hair care routine for summer. Just as our skin reacts to seasons differently, our scalp and hair needs change, too. You’ll need to adjust your hair care routine to adjust to what’s happening upstairs. If you tend to have drier hair during the summer, switch to a heavier conditioner. If your hair turns up oil production in the summer and leans towards greasy, swap in a lighter conditioner and a clarifying shampoo formula.

Remember, we all have different hair types, and our scalps are reflective of that. Some of us might hail from the land of dandruff, while others might suffer from the four o’clock grease shadow. But with the right natural hair care products, a healthy scalp and shiny locks are easy to achieve! Just remember: healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp! It just so happens to be the key to your secret garden of luscious locks.

We carefully hand-select products based on strict purity standards, and only recommend products we feel meet this criteria. 100% PURE™ may earn a small commission for products purchased through affiliate links.

The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.

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