WITH Spring in full swing and the sun out more and more, some of us may start to find our scalps- one of the areas hardest hit by UV rays and the elements- in need of extra attention.
Scalp condition can have a large impact on the overall health of our locks, with an unhealthy scalp potentially leading to problems with hair growth.
Everything from sunburn to product build-up and imbalanced oil levels can result in itching, flakiness, and dull hair appearance. Luckily, these problems can often be rectified using the right tools.
For those suffering from scalp discomfort, dryness, or oiliness, try a targeted treatment such as Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment (£27/€31.48 for 30ml, www.cultbeauty.co.uk). This liquid contains Binchotan charcoal to remove impurities, spearmint and peppermint oils to soothe, and witch hazel to balance oil levels. Vitamin biotin also provides nutrients to support healthy hair growth.
Boost the effectiveness of any products you do use with a scalp massaging tool such as
Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager (£13.50/€15.74, www.cultbeauty.co.uk). Created with rubber tips, this brush can be used on all scalps, helping to build up and distribute shampoo better, stimulate blood flow, and exfoliate. These tools also offer the added bonus of a relaxing massage experience, helping to lower stress levels; another factor thought to affect hair health.
Finally, for those with long hair, make sure to use a snag-free band when tying it up, such as Popbands (from £6/€6.99 for five, www.thepopband.com). These ‘dent-free’ ties glide over hair, rather than pinching it, resulting in less strain on the scalp and helping prevent hair breakage.