Great Summer Hair Starts With Year-Round Scalp Care
We all want the best hair, but we don’t always know what it takes to get it. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just what happens at the salon that matters. The truth is that haircare is a 70/30 split. It’s 70% what you do and 30% what happens in your stylist’s chair.
Scalp Health Matters
The health of your scalp directly affects the hair that grows from within it. To ensure that you have a healthy scalp, eat a diet rich with fruits and vegetables, invest in a quality collagen supplement, detox your scalp every four to five washes, and get plenty of vitamins A, D, and K.
The foods that you eat affect your hair in many different ways. Most importantly, it provides the nutrition your scalp needs to grow healthy hair at the shaft. Eating more fruits and vegetables gives your hair more shine, while eating unprocessed proteins and healthy fats can make your hair stronger.
A collagen supplement – collagen is a protein found naturally in the body – provides the amino acids your hair needs to grow healthy, long, and strong while potentially slowing the graying process. And since collagen is the primary protein that surrounds the root of each hair, taking a quality supplement may reduce or prevent premature hair thinning.
Detoxing your scalp has many benefits. For one, it gets rid of buildup that can prevent your hair follicles from accepting your shampoo, conditioner, and products. Further, detoxing every four to five shampoos can help open up your roots to receive nutrition. Ask your stylist about the best ways to detox your scalp based on your hair and style routine.
Take a look at some of our favorite detox products!
- Davines Detoxing Scrub Shampoo
- Davines Sea Salt Scrubber
- R+Co Detox & Renew Hair Kit
- R+Co Peacholine & Kombucha Detox Rinse
- Crown Scalp Scrub
Finally, get plenty of vitamins A, D, and K. Vitamin A works with the skin to produce sebum, the oily substance that helps your hair and scalp stay moisturized and healthy. Vitamin D, which the body makes naturally in response to sunlight, stimulates hair follicle growth. Vitamin K prevents calcium buildup on the scalp and plays a role in the hair strand regeneration process.
Talk to your stylist about products that make sense for your hair. We love the Davines Vegetarian Miracle line of products, which contains natural lipids and kelp to restore hair back to its natural state. Avoid the temptation to use off-the-shelf products, such as coconut oil or anything that contains wax or petroleum.
Ultimately, your hair is not simply the result of your stylist’s efforts. Instead, healthy hair begins at home with what you do. If you’re not sure about the best routine for your type of hair, talk to your personal hair concierge today.
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