To find the answer to having beautiful, healthy hair, you have to go straight to the source – your scalp. A damaged scalp can be itchy, flaky and downright annoying, especially when it comes to your hair. At FREEDOM Naturals, we want to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. On this week’s blog, we’re bringing you our top four tips for a healthier scalp.
Tip #1. Be Mindful of Your Diet
If you suffer from a dry and irritated scalp, your food choices may be partly to blame. Your hair is made up of cells that contain keratin, a natural protein, which requires constant nourishment of minerals and vitamins to ensure your hair and scalp remain healthy. Protein and omega-3 fatty acids are crucial components, so ensure fish, nuts, and eggs are in your diet to get that shiny, nourished hair.
Tip #2. Protect Your Scalp From The Sun’s Harmful Rays
Your skin isn’t the only thing that you need to need to protect from UV rays. Prolonged sun exposure can damage your scalp, causing thin and unmanageable hair. Now that it’s officially summertime, it’s more important than ever to be cautious of how much time you’re spending in the sun. So, throw on a hat or invest in some sunscreen specially formulated for scalp application to ensure your locks stay thick and healthy all summer long!
Tip #3. Wash Your Hair Every Two to Three Days
If you wash your hair too often, you’ll strip away the natural oils in your hair, which causes your scalp to become dry and flaky. On the other hand, if you wait too long between washes, dead skin cells will begin to build up causing inflammation and slow hair growth. Washing your hair with a gentle shampoo every two to three days is the ultimate sweet spot for a healthy scalp.
Tip #4. Free Your Scalp From Harmful Shampoo Ingredients
Steering clear of harmful ingredients will not only promote scalp health but will also encourage better overall health. Check your shampoo label for parabens, sulfates and added fragrances. These toxic chemicals can cause skin irritation, respiratory distress, and prolonged use may be linked to cancer. Stick to botanical-based hair products made with natural ingredients, such as FREEDOM Naturals Confidence Shampoo. Infused with natural botanicals and soothing oats, our Confidence Shampoo helps provide relief by exfoliating any buildup and leaving scalp feeling less dry.
Let FREEDOM Naturals help you achieve your ultimate hair goals. For more information on our Confidence Shampoo and other natural products, visit www.freedomnaturals.com.