It only makes sense that because hair grows out of your scalp, nurturing your scalp is an essential part of hair care. The scalp must be nurtured to create a hair growing environment. Nevertheless, you would be surprised how many hair treatment experts miss that point.
So-called “experts” will advise you to saturate your scalp in harsh chemicals hoping to somehow fertilize the hair follicle. Instead, they increase the existing toxins in your hair follicles which were causing the problem in the first place. They also damage the scalp, causing swelling and restricting hair growth.
Instead of chemical solutions, the best hair loss treatments focus on improving scalp health naturally and soothingly. A healthy scalp means a healthy hair follicle that is free to grow hair. If you want a healthy scalp, here are some tips to get you started:
1. Find A Balance Between A Clean Or Too Clean Scalp
Cleaning the scalp is an important part of the treatment for hair loss. It strips away the excess oil which contains the damaging toxins. It also removes germs which deteriorate the follicle’s overall health.
You should clean your hair regularly. However, cleaning too frequently will clean away too much of your skin’s conditioning oils and cause excessive drying. When this occurs, tiny dead skin cells will cover your scalp and clog the hair follicle. This restricts growth and limits the effectiveness of other scalp treatments.
You are the only one familiar with your scalp’s sensitivity. You know how oily your hair gets and how long you can comfortably leave on scalp treatments. It is important you find a healthy balance which keeps your scalp clean but does not over-dry the skin.
2. Increase The Humidity At Night
This is actually a very popular treatment for other skin issues like psoriasis and eczema. Those patients know that a warm, moist environment promotes healing within the skin. Your skin of your scalp will respond the same way.
In your bedroom, the easiest way to create a moist healing environment is by buying a warm-heat humidifier. This will not only increase the moisture in your bedroom’s air, but will raise the temperature. This should create a “growing atmosphere” which will help restore and revitalize your scalp.
3. Whenever You Get A Spare Moment, Give Your Scalp A Massage
It is a proven fact that massage stimulates healing by increasing circulation. In your scalp, this means the healing nutrients from your diet can more easily reach your ailing hair follicle. Almost all hair loss programs incorporate scalp massage, combined with a topical remedy, to stimulate new hair growth and stop hair loss.
In addition to a once a day intensive massage combined with a topical remedy, you should also grab any chance you have throughout the day to do a quick massage.
There may be a spare two minutes in the afternoon as you take a break from staring at work on the computer screen. You can massage for a few minutes while you wait for dinner to cook. There are many opportunities, so keep an eye out.
This will keep the blood flow stimulated throughout the day, lengthening the healing time. If you are already using a healthy shampoo which contains nutrients, a portion of those nutrients will be left on your scalp even after rinsing. Giving yourself a massage throughout the day will let those nutrients have better access to your ailing hair follicles.
4. Treat Hair Loss From The Inside And Out
These are excellent treatments for your scalp and hair. They will promote growth and help the hair follicle heal. However, treating your scalp from the outside can only do so much.
You can heal the hair follicle externally. However, this does not prevent the attack coming from the inside. Abnormal hormones, toxicity from foods, and other symptoms of generally poor health invade your scalp through the bloodstream. They attach to the tissue around the hair follicle, sickening it.
No matter how you nurture the hair follicle externally, another attack will soon make it sick again. The best hair loss treatment programs realize this can be a never ending process. You will eternally have to play catch up, forever healing your scalp. Forever, that is, unless you correct the problem internally.
Once you correct the problems inside your body, the attack on your hair will stop. This means your healing scalp treatments will be more effective. You will be able to heal the follicle once and for all and finally re-grow hair.