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Scalp care consultation
Within the past two years, we’ve seen a heavy emphasis on the importance of scalp health as it plays a crucial role in the overall health of hair. You’ve probably heard that the scalp is an extension of the skin and should be cared for with the right products to ensure healthy hair.
Like facial skincare, scalp types can generally be segmented into three groups: dry, oily, and balanced. Of course, this doesn’t mean that everyone fits into just one of these types, but the groups are intended to help people better understand their scalp type and the products they should utilize in their routine to shift towards a healthier, balanced scalp. The pH of the skin on the scalp, along with the amount of sebum production, plays a part in helping you identify your scalp type. (1)
Dry scalp care
Picture this: you’re styling your hair and notice dry flakes of skin near your hairline. Not cute! This might be a sign that you have a dry scalp type. This group typically experiences irritation, flaky skin, itchiness, burning sensations, or tightness. In addition to the shampoo and conditioning step, a moisturizing serum is recommended to help intensely moisturize dry skin. Try our Nutritive Scalp Lotion, formulated to promote skin hydration for the driest scalp. It features our clinically tested active ingredient, Gatuline® Renew, to promote in-depth skin hydration, boost the cell renewal process, and strengthen the skin’s barrier function to help uncover perfect skin. This multi-functional ingredient also gently exfoliates to shed dead skin cells so flaky skin is a thing of the past.
To help soothe irritated skin, consider creating a serum with Emulium® Dermolea MB. This “active” O/W emulsifier reduces skin stress, reinforces the skin barrier function, and provides a long-term soothing effect. Tested on a panel of consumers with sensitive skin, this ingredient decreased skin sensitivity by 47%, ensuring the skin is no longer reactive.
Oily scalp care
If you tend to shampoo your hair every two days to avoid grease stains on your pillowcase, this might indicate an oily scalp. This type tends to have an overproduction of sebum and can also suffer from dandruff, acne, and dead skin cells. Dermatologists typically recommend washing the hair every other day or every two days with a clarifying shampoo and lightweight conditioner. In addition to these steps, a scalp & hair mask can detoxify and absorb some of the sebum while conditioning hair strands to ensure healthy locks.
Try the Hair & Scalp Mud Mask with green clay to purify and detoxify the scalp. Emulium® Dolcea MB, our naturally derived O/W emulsifier, creates a thick, creamy texture that provides intense hydration to the scalp without any greasiness. Our hair care texturizing agent, Definicire™, helps to combat frizzy hair for perfect hair discipline.
Balanced scalp care
If you don’t experience any of the above symptoms, then you have a balanced scalp with the normal amount of oil production. Lucky you! This scalp type is free from irritation, redness, dandruff, or dryness.(2) Experts recommend washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner every three to four days and utilizing products meant for your hair type.
To help with maintaining a balanced scalp, incorporate moisturizing and soothing ingredients like Emulium® Dermolea MB & Gatuline® Renew into scalp care products to ensure proper moisturization, long-term soothing benefits, and gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells.
Scalp care is just as important as skin care. Ensuring that you’re utilizing the right products for your scalp type will help you maintain a balanced scalp with the normal amount of oil production to promote healthy hair.