4 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Scalp

Avoid these common hair care mistakes to ensure that your scalp is healthy and thriving.

1. Scratching your scalp with your finger nails. Your nails carry dirt and bacteria underneath them. When you scratch your scalp you transfer those germs onto a fragile part of your hair. Scratching can also damage the scalp by creating cuts which can turn into scabs.

2. Ignoring scalp irritation. When your scalp itches or becomes irritated it is often a sign of improper cleansing. Ignoring scalp irritation can lead to issues like dandruff, a dry scalp, or an excessively oily scalp. Focus on cleansing your scalp when you wash your hair. Afterwards moisturize your scalp with natural oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or grape seed oil. Add 4-6 drops of tea tree essential oil to your oil mixture; it protects against bacteria and fungus.

3. Improper Cleansing. So you wash your hair, but are you doing it correctly? Cleaning the scalp is the most important part of the hair washing routine. A scalp clogged with product build up and oil does not foster healthy hair growth. Make sure to wash your hair with a non-sulfate shampoo. Massage your scalp with your fingertips while washing. Examine your scalp after washing to ensure that there is no build up left.

Hair washes like Terressentials Mud Wash are ideal for being used once a month to detoxify the hair and cleanse the scalp without stripping it of its natural oils.

4. Irregular Washing. Washing your hair infrequently can also lead to a dirty, unhealthy scalp. Set a routine day to wash your hair. Some people don’t need to wash their hair as often as others. Find a hair wash routine that works best for you.

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