Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Healthy Scalp Maintenance!

Hi ladies & gents!
I want to discuss the importance of keeping our scalps properly cleansed.
Wow, to me this is a serious subject, because I feel like too many of us (mainly women) neglect to do this as often as needed.
I understand as a mom & a professional that time is not always on our side when it comes to finding time to shampoo & condition our hair & scalps.
Let's visit my motto for D'va Styles to put this information into perspective-"Pampering You Inside & Out!".
Now, let's think about that message. The word 'Pampering' sounds luxurious, but can be as simple as a stimulating shampoo & a massaging condition process. My clients love my shampoo, especially after being at home with the kids all day or working across town & fighting traffic. But, even if you can't get to a great salon, you can take matters into your own hands & pamper yourself.

I want to stress, however, that shampooing your hair & scalp is not only a treat but a necessity!!
It's a health & cleanliness issue. Specifically, I'd like to point out the fact that hair loss can result from an unclean, itchy scalp.

I recommend ethnic women, such as African-American women, to shampoo & condition your hair at least once a week. If it's super oily then no more than 2 times is OK, just to make sure you're not drying out the scalp & hair. You want your scalp's own natural oil to coat the scalp. It's much better than weighing hair down & clogging pores with a bunch of product.

During the initial consultation with a client, I'll typically ask what she uses on her hair & either she rattles off some shampoo that's drying to both the scalp & the hair, she's using a shampoo/conditioner combo or she aren't even using a conditioner!
I'm shocked at the number of ladies who are just using anything on their hair & don't actually have a solid haircare regimen.

I'll cover what a healthy haircare regimen is in the next post.

I'm a professional cosmetologist & owner of D'va Styles Beauty Bar @ Salon 360 in Charlotte, NC


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1 comment:

  1. Not affiliated with Salon 360. At a newer location in the university area.