An unhealthy scalp creates more than just an annoyance. Much like the soil of a plant, the health of your scalp is an important part of the health of your hair. Without a healthy scalp, with clean and open pores you may struggle to attain your hair goal. Our hair grows from our scalp, and though it is important to trim regularly using the Lunar Chart for Hair Cutting, the foundation of hair growth stems from a healthy and balanced scalp. So how do you know if you have an unhealthy scalp? Let us help.
1. Itching and/or Burning
An itchy scalp isn’t just annoying, it’s a sign of an unhealthy scalp. Often this itch is caused by chemical irritation and can even be a sign of an allergic reaction. Remember that skin covers the scalp and can become dry and irritated just like the skin on the rest of your body. Chemical shampoos and hair products strip the scalp of oil which can leave it needing some moisture. When your scalp is itching we suggest using MM Euro Natural Oil liberally on the scalp. If you’re looking to really kick-start your healthy hair regrowth: check out MM Elixirs–the ultimate in hair reconstruction.
Have you noticed that you have to wash your hair daily or else your scalp becomes an oil field? Your scalp is not naturally regulating its own sebaceous oil production and is attempting to recreate the oils being stripped by chemical shampoos. In other words, each time you wash your hair with a sulfate shampoo it strips the hair of all oils forcing your scalp to go into panic mode and produce excess oil. We have a video about The Vicious Cycle of SLS that explains the process more thoroughly. The best advice? Get rid of those chemical shampoos and start with MM Shampoos which are chemical free and allow your scalp to regulate its own oils, naturally. Brushing with a Boar Bristle Brush is also an important part of spreading your sebacous oils from root to tip and can help with the excess oil
3. Flaking and Dandruff
Dandruff is one of the most common signs of an unhealthy scalp and is often associated with itching. Chemical hair products disrupt the natural acidity and pH balance of the hair and can lead to a very unhealthy scalp. This natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria in the hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle closed and healthy. When the scalp is too alkaline it may begin to separate and shed flakes. A gentle cleanser like MM shampoos will help, however dandruff often stems from an imbalanced pH of the scalp. We recommend MM’s Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo which has a perfect pH for balancing your hair and restoring your scalp.
An unhealthy scalp is annoying and can be harmful to your hair growth. The first and most important part of creating healthy “soil” for your hair is removing chemicals from your hair care routine. With the use of MM Shampoos and MM Conditioners you will find that your scalp is balanced, healthy and prepared for healthy hair regrowth.