When it comes to hair, we talk about many factors that can contribute to poor hair health and poor growth. We usually focus on causes like genetics or nutrition or even styling issues, however, one important area that is often left out is scalp health. Just like a flower garden needs good soil to grow healthy, our hair and follicles need a nourishing environment to prosper. When it comes to the skin on our face, many of us have multistep routines to keep it clean and fresh, but we often neglect the skin on our head, because it is out of sight and out of mind. Excessive build-up on the scalp can cause clogged pores and follicles, which leads to dandruff and inflammation around the follicles. This could be due to not washing our hair enough, using lots of products on our hair, or just natural build-up over time. Thankfully, we have options to address this extremely important hair health issue and we are excited about a new treatment that we are now offering in our Wellesley office, the scalp facial.
The scalp facial exfoliates and infuses the scalp with a unique detox solution that not only cleanses the scalp but feels amazing while it happens. The high-pressure exfoliation of the scalp removes all of the build-ups and this detox solution includes three important ingredients that work in different ways to improve scalp health: aloe vera, silver oxide, and hyaluronic acid. The aloe vera helps to cleanse and detoxify with antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown silver oxide to have benefits in wound healing. While hyaluronic acid has been known to improve hydration.
The summer is an especially important time to consider getting a scalp facial. As some of our previous blogs have touched on, the summer can be particularly harsh on our hair and scalp due to the elements, specifically the sun, saltwater, and chlorine, which can burn and dry out the scalp causing flaking and build-up. However, exposure to summer weather is not the only reason to consider a scalp facial and most people should consider monthly treatments to optimize scalp health.
We would recommend monthly scalp facials to the following patients:
We hope to be rolling out this scalp facial treatment at our other locations in the coming months, but for those that are not able to make it to our Wellesley office for this great new treatment, our Tresse Root Cleanse shampoo is a great at-home option that should be used to cleanse the scalp. So make today the day you stop neglecting scalp health and provide a nurturing environment for your hair to grow.