Hair May 27, 2016

Maintaining a Clean, Healthy Scalp

Woman examining her hair

Scalp health is highly underrated and not discussed enough.  We’ve all read tons of articles on how to create gorgeous hairstyles but rarely stop to think about the health of our scalp.  The fact of the matter is we truly can’t obtain a gorgeous hairstyle if our scalp isn’t healthy.  It’s just what it is!  So it’s time we  start talking about scalp health, to get you started we’re going to share some of our favorite tips for maintaining a clean, healthy scalp to get you started on this journey.

Be Cautious of the Sun
We know SPF and sun protection is important for our skin, but most of us forget that our scalp is actually exposed to the sun as well.  The sun can be really harsh on our hair and scalp, causing our hair to be damaged and the skin on our scalp to result in some problems.  We’re all using skin care products that yield SPF built in, but what about our hair care products?  If you tend to be outside a lot,  it’s a good idea to consider adding hair care products that have SPF built right in to give you hair and scalp some extra added protection.  Another way to help your scalp gain protection from the sun is to cover your scalp and hair when you’re in the sun with a hat or scarf.

Be Picky About Chemical Products
Things like hair coloring, relaxers, and perms are all chemical based products and if used incorrectly or too often can cause some damage to the scalp area.  It’s important that when using these types of products you seek the help of a professional.  Additionally, ask your professional hairstylist what types of hair care products they recommend for maintaining your scalp’s health for chemically treated hair.

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Give Your Scalp a Massage
You’ve gotten the scalp massage when you get your hair cut at the shampoo station, they actually focus on that because of the incredible benefits of scalp massage.  Many experts suggest taking your time in the shower to massage your own scalp.  Massaging the scalp increases blood flow and helps to stimulate the hair and scalp in a positive way.  So massage away!

Get Your Diet on Track
Many experts believe that the scalp’s health is actually a huge indication of a person’s overall health.  If the skin on your scalp is dull it could be a health warning for your body.  It’s also highly affected by your diet – much like your skin in general.  Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and eating a well-balanced diet as much as possible.

Now that you know some of the easy ways to maintain a healthy scalp, hopefully, we have you thinking about your hair and scalp a little more.  We don’t think or talk about it often enough, but now that we are you can see maintaining your scalp’s health doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming.

Which of these scalp maintenance tips are you going to start incorporating first?

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123 Comments

  • Reply Gloria Luongo June 1, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Didn’t realize how important it is to have a healthy scalp.

    • Reply Tammy June 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Yeah, neither did I. I just assumed as long as you washed your hair……

  • Reply Lisa June 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Great tips, I will have to start doing these.

  • Reply Jami Harrison June 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Scalp massages are the best! Also a big fan of sleeping with some coconut oil on my scalp.

  • Reply Cassandra D. June 1, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I like the give your scalp a massage tip.

  • Reply Lynn Putnam June 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Very informative article! Thank you!

  • Reply Susan Jordan June 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve always tried to wear hats, caps, etc… if outdoors for extended periods! I will be drinking more water and doing some scalp massages! Thanks for the info!

  • Reply Willette Mitchell June 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I’m happy that I don’t use relaxers anymore

  • Reply Corry L. June 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Wonderful tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Kay Spears June 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Oh my, I really need this!!

  • Reply Saundra McKenzie June 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Great tips. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Amanda June 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Great tips – thank you!

  • Reply donna porter June 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    These are some great tips ..thanks for sharing

  • Reply Gina N June 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve been reading so much lately regarding keeping your scalp and hair healthy. It’s actually something we take for granted yet it does need attention. Loved your post and will definitely be taking some advice from it, especially the scalp massage, so relaxing and beneficial at the same time!

  • Reply Stacy Humphrey June 1, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Great Tips!

  • Reply Lynn Samuels June 1, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    A healthy scalp has always been a must for me!!

  • Reply MARIA CRISTINA June 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Great tips – thank you

  • Reply MARIA CRISTINA June 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    great tips , thx info

  • Reply Janice Santillo June 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Very interesting article about the importance of scalp health. Need to try these on my scalp.

  • Reply Jennifer H. June 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the advice – watch the sun!

  • Reply Elizabeth Robinson June 1, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    That had very good information.

  • Reply Rhonda Stefani June 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks for the great info! I actually am one to massage my scalp in the shower so I’m thrilled to hear it’s good for my scalp as well as relaxing! 🙂

  • Reply Patricia Hoffmeister June 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Scalp massage is not only good for you and your hair, it feels great.

  • Reply Clara Hernandez June 2, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I have never thought about having a scalp massage! Lovely!

  • Reply Jodi Hunter June 2, 2016 at 12:22 am

    This is such an interesting post,thanks!

  • Reply Anne Taylor June 2, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Really wonderful, practical tips to help keep a clean and healthy scalp! Thanks for the info!

  • Reply Leslie Esquivel June 2, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I massage in shower and skip chemical products as much as possible, but need to wear hats in the sun. I haven’t thought about that until now, thanks!

  • Reply Margaret King June 2, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Great tips. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Brigitte Walsh June 2, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Great tips to maintain a healthy scalp, and hair!

  • Reply J. Franks June 2, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I think I’ll try to work in a few scalp massages.

  • Reply hanh nguyen June 2, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I will try to find something with spf for my scalp.

  • Reply angela bauer June 2, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I will be massaging more often plus it’ll feel great and I’ll look for spf hair products. Never even thought of it til now :\

  • Reply Michelle Deitz June 2, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Great tips!

  • Reply John H. June 2, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Interesting info

  • Reply Irina G. June 2, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Thanks for the informative article!!

  • Reply Jody June 2, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I need to wear my hats more often!

  • Reply Lou Simpson June 2, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Great tips.. something I need too!

  • Reply Andrea Santellan June 2, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Great tips in a cosmetologist and I like to give my clients tips on how to take care of their hair and scalp I’m going to refer this article to them thank you so much for sharing.

  • Reply Gina Ferrell June 2, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Wonderful Tips! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  • Reply Kim Tanti June 2, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Wow that is alot of great info. Thank you

  • Reply onyinye Elochukwu June 2, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I used to massage my scalp 3 times a week but i got lazy and stopped. Have to resume after reading this.

  • Reply Katita K. June 2, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I have not had any hair products this fancy or expensive. I would love this as a prize

  • Reply Dana Matthews June 2, 2016 at 2:28 am

    I definitely will be practicing scalp massge! I had no idea it could be this beneficial!

  • Reply Cheryl Moulton June 2, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Great information, and clear directions and steps to achieve a healthy scalp and great hair

  • Reply richelle leffler June 2, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Thanks i do worry about my scalp especially being a redhead didn’t know they had hair products with SPF going to have to look for them.

  • Reply shannon fowler June 2, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I didn’t know the massaging served a purpose other than to relax you. thats so easy to implement

  • Reply Tina F June 2, 2016 at 3:20 am

    wow quite interesting information. I knew massaging your scalp was good but never really knew the full extent

  • Reply Karyna Rodriguez June 2, 2016 at 3:44 am

    I’m gonna start reading the ingredients in my hair products!! And keeping my head covered when in the hot sun.

  • Reply Angela Mason June 2, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Never thought about this before. Thank you for this information. have a wonderful Day!

  • Reply Anita Jude June 2, 2016 at 4:27 am

    awesome tips ..didn’t know all about that stuff

  • Reply Shawna OBrien June 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I agree that scalp health is underrated. I’ll be adding more scalp massages and drinking more water. Thanks for the great tips!

  • Reply Samantha M June 2, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Scalp massage – yes please!

  • Reply Pat Schwab June 2, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I didn’t realize when I get a shampoo that there was a reason how they massage my head except that it feels good. Thanks for the great information.

  • Reply Nancy Hilderbrand June 2, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I have always had a clean scalp. I never massaged my scalp but will start now.

  • Reply Ria Alemina June 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Great tips! Thank you!

  • Reply Jess H June 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Great tips for a healthy scalp

  • Reply Nena Sinclair June 2, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Great info, things I hadn’t really given much thought to before now! Thank you!

  • Reply Doris Ludden June 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I definitely learned a lot!!!!!!!!! Thanks

  • Reply Louise S June 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Great Info I learned a lot

  • Reply julie n. June 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I have been researching hair dyes lately, and really considering doing a more natural hair coloring. Interesting that this was part of the article. I am a strawberry blonde and considering doing a carrot juice rinse, just to brighten the color and not carrot top, but just to take out the dullness. great article

  • Reply Sakshi B June 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    My hair is one of the features I am most proud of about myself. But I get dandruff sometimes. I will definitely take note of these precious tips above! Thanks!

  • Reply Jamie Johnson June 2, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This is so WEIRD! I was JUST feeling on my scalp LAST NIGHT! It feels like my hair might been thinning on the back part of my scalp. I have no idea why, and this concerns me. I may need to lay off coloring my hair for awhile, and try some of the ideas mentioned in this article, like scalp massages and vitamins.

  • Reply Heather W June 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I dont massage my scalp, maybe I should take a few mins while I’m washing to do that. As well I don’t really protect my head from the sun… good excuse to go buy some cute hats! 🙂

  • Reply Debora June 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the advice 🙂

  • Reply Alex June 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    WOW! Thanks.

  • Reply Penni June 2, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I’ve been enjoying DIY scalp massages for the past few years and definitely benefit from them!

  • Reply Erin Will June 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I’m fair skin anyways so sometimes I do notice that my scalp will get red. I’m going to looking into SPF hair care products first! Thanks for all the tips!

  • Reply Lauryn R June 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Great tips! Having a healthy scalp definitely makes you have gorgeous hair! My hair is super long but never gets split ends because I don’t use chemicals on it and always air dry.

  • Reply Dana Morin June 3, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Great advice, thank you!

  • Reply Lisa Coomer Queen June 3, 2016 at 2:57 am

    These are great tips. I love scalp massages! I should start making sure I use hair products with sunscreen in them. Thank you!

  • Reply lovely joy merced June 3, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Thanks for the very helpful tips!

  • Reply karen bellomy June 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Very useful information maintaining ones scalp is very important personally I get foliticulosis and I must use antibacterial shamppoo when it occurs

  • Reply Sohair June 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    This is great I like learning new things thanks

  • Reply Markita Hamilton June 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I’m currently undergoing the process of reviving my scalps moisture. Years of heat torture have left it stale and crunchy. I will be using these tips. Thank you

  • Reply Joyce McDaniel June 4, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Thank you for this great information. I will be using this tomorrow.

  • Reply Leslie Crosbie June 4, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Thank you for the very informative information!!
    I was not aware of importance!

  • Reply Shirley Smith June 4, 2016 at 4:12 am

    I loved the information, And I absolutely love scalp massages. Great for my Scalp and hair and it is so relaxing and refreshing.

  • Reply Renee Richardson June 4, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I would start with the scalp massages first. Hopefully my husband will do them for me. LOL!!!

    Renee

  • Reply Kimberly Flickinger June 4, 2016 at 4:32 am

    These are great tips, I will definitely keep this in mind in the future and share them with my friends.

  • Reply Laura June 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    These are great tips! I especially like the scalp massage one! 🙂

  • Reply DailyWoman (Lacey) June 5, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Great Tips. I try to get a scalp massage in while washing my hair.

  • Reply Towanda Lorenz June 5, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Scalp massage is something that should be played up a lot more. It does wonders for your scalp which helps with hair health and growth, increased blood flow to that area means more oxygen to that area, and it feels great! Can’t beat a good scalp massage if ya tried!!

  • Reply Helena June 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Great post with fatastic tips.
    Really enjoyed reading.

  • Reply Millie McClave June 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Great tips. I also take 10,000 mg of Biotin a day for healthy hair and nails.

  • Reply Gord June 6, 2016 at 2:01 am

    I would recommend that everyone get a head massage, its so nice!

  • Reply Darklime June 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

    My Girlfriend would love these tips

  • Reply Christine H June 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Posts like these help remind us that we probably don’t think about caring for our hair and skin, but in the long run it’s worth it.

  • Reply Vicki Chrzanowski June 7, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I have had a sunburn on my scalp, it hurts. Love scalp massages, my reflexologist give me one everymonth

  • Reply Angela Cash June 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I have noticed a marked improvement in the condition of my hair and scalp since I started eating a plant based diet that includes lots of fresh fruit, veggies, and nuts. Scalp massage is something I have never really focused on but I plan to start incorporating it into my routine.

  • Reply Britt Cagle June 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I have had issues with my scalp in the past…it is extremely important to take care of it!

  • Reply greg June 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Nice article…great tips!

  • Reply erin cao June 9, 2016 at 4:01 am

    A healthy scalp is the foundation for your hair!

  • Reply Sara Clayton June 10, 2016 at 1:34 am

    didn’t know hair products can have spf in them.

  • Reply kittenishcutie June 11, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I enjoy scalp massages. I need to do those more often!

  • Reply Ruy Morris June 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I like to massage my head and scalp with warm oil on a regular basis.

  • Reply Amanda Felton June 13, 2016 at 4:12 am

    I am really glad I read this I didnt know alot of the things about how to keep your hair and scalp healthy besides shampooing your hair and using conditioner but definitely will be using this information from now on

  • Reply Karen Nadeau June 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for these great tips. I will use some of these. I like to keep a healthy scalp.

  • Reply KaylahH June 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    really great tips

  • Reply Christina A. June 18, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Good tips to really consider!

  • Reply Heather Massa June 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

    AWESOME tips!!! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Donna Evans June 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love the great tips for a healthy scalp.

  • Reply MANDY DOHERTY June 19, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Fab article with great tips

  • Reply Amina June 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks for the advice 🙂

  • Reply natalie morrow June 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Definitely considering a scalp massage after reading this!

  • Reply Cynthia Treptow June 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I am constantly trying to give myself scalp massages (although, I LOVE when someone else gives them

  • Reply tina gonzalez June 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I love a good scalp massage.

  • Reply Terri Wilson June 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

    I’m happy that I don’t use relaxers anymore

  • Reply sandy ralph June 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    oh it sounds so relaxing too

  • Reply Cheryll Shubert June 24, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I had no idea!! I know I definitely need to drink more water for all the reasons. I love the scalp massage idea!! “Oh honey??? You need to massage my scalp! It’s important for my health!!” Lol! My husband can’t argue with that!! Thanks for the info!

  • Reply Richard Hicks June 25, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Lots of good advice. I need to do a better job!

  • Reply Eva Kiraly June 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I try not to use chemicals in my hair and I don’t wash it half as much as I used to, go ala natural!!

  • Reply gloria patterson June 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    lots of interesting knowledge I will add to it VINEGAR rinses and really made a difference in my hair

  • Reply Diana Leon June 26, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Great tips. Great Products

  • Reply Helen A June 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love scalp massages, possibly even more than body massages

  • Reply Maggie June 27, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Thank you for the tips!

  • Reply Mary Songer June 27, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I do scalp massage but I didn’t think of hydrating for a healthier scalp. I’m going to make more of an effort.

  • Reply Allyson becker June 27, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Wow! I never knew some of these tips. Who knew a diet affected your scalp? And I personally want a scalp massage.

  • Reply Nicole Carter June 27, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    I didn’t realize how important it was either and that scalp massage sounds wonderful!

  • Reply Natalie Gillham June 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Great advice thanks x

  • Reply Inês Caires June 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Great tips!

  • Reply Erin Taylor June 28, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply Brenda Disimone June 28, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Thanks for the great tips..i never knew honey and water could help !

  • Reply Emily Endrizzi June 28, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I always have a problem with an irritated and itchy scalp following getting my hair colored. I’m going to talk to my stylist next time I go in.

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