A healthy scalp is the answer to healthy hair

The secret to happy locks lies in a dedicated haircare routine.

By Parul Dudha
31 March, 2023
A healthy scalp is the answer to healthy hair

Do you wonder how to maintain your perfectly styled hair right after stepping out of a salon? How do you deal with knots, dullness and frizz on days when you can’t dash to your favourite salon? Is a good hair day, every day, a thing of dream to you? Do you often think about what happened to your healthy and happy-looking hair? A poor hair-care regimen is exactly what happened to your hair!

Keeping your hair in top form—think a nice bounce, a lustrous shine—day after day, isn't easy. You must invest time and money to get your mane to look like your favourite star. Whatever your hair goals are—long, strong, or glossy—here are some tips to rescue your tresses, and it all starts with scalp care.

Why scalp care is important?

It’s true; a healthy scalp is a way to healthy hair. After all, the scalp is an extension of the skin on your face, because of which it is also susceptible to skin issues like dryness and irritation. Our scalp contains tiny hair follicles, and each hair follicle plays a critical role in supporting hair growth, giving our locks the much-needed fullness and volume. Many conditions we think are affecting our hair usually originate in the scalp, particularly in the hair follicles. It’s no surprise that salons are offering scalp facial services, and hair-care brands are introducing products that include skincare formulas. 

L'Oréal Professionnel offers one such dedicated range of advanced products to treat all types of scalp problems. Made by a team of hair professionals and certified dermats, the Scalp Advanced range by L’Oréal Professionnel offers instant scalp relief. Powered by dermatological actives like Sorbitol & Niacinamide (known for their soothing powers), 3% AHA + 6% Clay (with purification powers for your scalp) and Piroctone Olamine (to treat dandruff), it addresses every scalp need via four new treatments—Anti-Discomfort treatment, Anti-Oilness Treatment, Anti-Dandruff Treatment and Anti-Hair Thinning Treatment.
So, opt for the new start ahead already!

Scalp care tips

Avoid harsh irritants

Most shampoos and conditioners are formulated with harmful chemicals. It is recommended that you read the label of hair-care products before buying instead of being influenced by ads or reviews. Some harsh chemicals you should avoid are sulphates, parabens, polyethylene glycol, phthalates, triclosan, dimethicone, retinyl palmitate, fragrance, selenium sulfide, resorcinol, and toluene. 

Cleanse effectively

Taking stock of your shower routine is important to avoid an itchy or dry scalp. The key is to keep your scalp flake-free and hydrated at the same time. To ensure that, use a healthy scalp shampoo like L'Oréal Professionnel’s Scalp Advanced shampoos, which targets the itchiness caused due to dandruff and oiliness of the scalp with proven efficiency. 

Reduce stress

Stress triggers our hormone levels, which in turn leads to scalp conditions like dandruff and increased sebum levels (to some extent). To maintain a healthy scalp, it is important to decrease your stressors—meditation, yoga or any form of exercise or just about any activity that makes you happy—are some of the ways you can work towards a healthier lifestyle.

Watch what you’re eating

To achieve healthy locks it is important to power your scalp with nutrients and proteins. Omega-3 and fish oils help combat a dry scalp, and a protein-packed diet helps keep your hair looking healthy. Consider filling your weekly menu with more protein-based meals. You can also consider taking hair vitamins like biotin, folic acid, and vitamin D to boost your scalp and hair health. Needless to say, stay hydrated!