Healthy hair starts at the scalp, that’s the saying right? Your scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, just like a tree grows from the soil so does your hair. Your scalp is like the soil for the tree. If your foundation is not healthy, your hair won’t thrive so it’s important to take care of your scalp. Signs of an unhealthy scalp can include dandruff and scalp infections. Here are some tips to help you keep your scalp and hair thriving.

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1. Eat a Balanced Diet

In order to achieve healthy hair and scalp it all starts from within. The food that we eat plays a major role in the health of our hair believe it or not. Make sure to include green leafy vegetables, beans, fish into your diet (good sources of protein). It’s also good to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants because they help to boost your metabolism and improve blood circulation, this is important for a healthy scalp.

2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often

Washing your hair too often strips the oils that your scalp needs away. This is why washing frequently causes dry scalp. Your scalp needs essentials oils and when washed frequently the sebum (sebum, a natural oil that lubricates the hair as it grows.. Sebum is essential for healthy, moisturized hair. When you are washing your hair make sure to use a sulfate free shampoo such as TGIN Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo, that won’t strip your hair.

3. Deep Condition Regularly

I know this may sound like a broken record but deep conditioning your hair is essential for a healthy scalp. Increase your deep conditioning sessions, especially in the colder months to help maintain a healthy scalp.

4. Increase The Blood Circulation To Your Scalp

Blood circulation helps bring oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and hair. This is essential for growth. You can use an oil like Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Oil to massage your scalp. You should give yourself regular scalp massages to help improve the health of your scalp.

5. Protect Your Scalp

It’s important to protect your scalp. To avoid damage to your hair and scalp make sure to protect your hair with a hat or scarf wherever you are out. Especially if it’s really hot out and the sun is beaming on your scalp. This is a simple tip but believe it or not, many people often neglect it.

What are your tips and tricks for a healthy scalp? Share them with us in the comments!