If your hair is looking a little lackluster, the hair follicles on your scalp may be to blame. The hair is an extension of the scalp, so whatever is happening at the base of your hair is bound to show itself in your strands. If you want your hair to look clean and healthy, you have to start with the scalp. Here are three of the most important tips for keeping a healthy scalp.

1. Promote Circulation

Good blood flow is one of the best-kept secrets for achieving that coveted natural glow of a healthy head of hair. While we are not suggesting you need to make your scalp shine, we are encouraging regular massages. Massage gets the blood moving and helps promote flexibility as well as relaxation. Plus, who doesn’t love a good scalp massage?

2. Remove Dead Skin

If you seem to be fighting an uphill battle with dandruff, try an exfoliator. Dandruff is nothing more than dead skin cells trying to work their way off of your scalp, which is a completely natural process. You can help speed up the process and make it less noticeable by exfoliating once or twice a week. Try a gentle exfoliating facial scrub. If it is delicate enough for the face, it should work wonders on the scalp. Just work the scrub gently into your scalp before or during your shower to wash away those dead skin cells!

3. Find a Great Shampoo

Not all shampoos are created equal, and it’s important to find one that works for your specific hair type. At the very least, you should be rinsing your hair with water every day. This helps to unclog scalp pores and generally keep things clean. How often you wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner is up to you, but we recommend a schedule of at least every other day.

These are just some of the best ways to achieve a healthy scalp. You can always talk to your local stylists at 18|8 Brookhaven for more suggestions, such as a professional scalp treatment. Just contact us or book an appointment!