SAY GOODBYE TO OILY SCALP! TO MAINTAIN A CLEAN AND HEALTHY SCALP DURING SUMMER SEASON, YOU NEED A PROPER EXFOLIATION ROUTINE
PROPER EXFOLIATION HELPS YOU GET RID OF OILY SCALP
Did you know that your scalp produces 7 times more sebum than your face? The condition gets worse in the summer with the high temperature and humidity, coupled with bad diet, bad sleep habits, daily stress, and air pollution, leaving the scalp waxy with buildup and the hair dull and flat. If at this point you don’t take proper steps to cleanse and exfoliate the scalp, the condition will only deteriorate further.
WHY DOES THE SCALP NEED EXFOLIATION?
The face is full of pores and exfoliation is needed to clean out the excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that are clogging them. The same applies to the scalp, also full of pores accumulated with dirt and excess sebum. The condition may be worse in people with an oily scalp that secretes larger amounts of sebum, giving rise to itchiness and acnes, and even thinning hair if the problem is not properly addressed. Thus, regular exfoliation is essential for improving and maintaining clean and healthy scalp and hair.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD EXFOLIATION BE DONE?
The frequency of scalp exfoliation should depend on one’s type of scalp. It is recommended that exfoliation treatments be carried out once or twice per week for oily scalps, once per week for normal scalps, and once per one or two weeks for dry scalps. The frequency can also be adjusted according to the weather condition. If you have a sensitive, damaged or inflamed scalp, do consult the doctor before choosing any treatment method.
PROPER SCALP EXFOLIATION PROCESS
First, comb through your hair and scalp with a comb to get rid of the debris and sebum buildup on them. Then rinse your hair and scalp, followed by applying a suitable amount of cleansing scrub to the scalp, beginning from the hairline on the forehead to the rest of the entire scalp. Gently message your scalp with your fingers and leave the scrub on for about two minutes. Rinse away the scrub and then wash your hair as you would normally.