Having a bad hair day? It can be caused by a lot of factors, but when you get to the bottom of it, unhealthy scalp can be the main culprit.
Think about it, the scalp is actually an extension of our skin, which is also the base where our hair grows. So, it isn’t surprising that poor scalp health can affect our locks too. To get strong and lustrous hair, it’s time to treat your scalp the same way you would do with your face and the rest of your body—with TLC.
Beauty enthusiasts call this approach to scalp and hair care “skinification”, which encourages you to draw inspiration from your daily skincare regimen to your hair routine. Instead of using just your usual shampoo and conditioner, it’s also best to include products that can improve the very root of your hair woes.
Scalp health expert Selsun Blue explains that maintaining hydration is key in keeping scalp free from itchiness, flakiness, and hair fall. And like the rest of our skin, it also needs hydration to prevent dryness that can lead to common scalp problems.
Another important point to note about the scalp is that it’s the perfect breeding ground for a certain fungus called malassezia globossa that’s found naturally on everyone’s skin and is the most common cause of dandruff. It feeds on the oils and fatty secretions of the sebaceous glands in the skin and scalp. While it doesn’t always cause problems, it can sometimes grow out of control. This can irritate the scalp and cause more skin cells to grow, which eventually die, fall off, and clump together with oil from the hair and scalp, making them appear white, flaky, and visible in the hair or on clothes.
This is why we need to choose hair and scalp care products that contain active ingredients that help address these common problems. Selsun Blue shampoos, for example, are formulated with Selenium Sulfide 1% which attacks the root source of dandruff. Selenium Sulfide is an anti-infective and anti-fungal agent, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. It can prevent fungus and bacteria from growing on the skin, and slow down the rate of skin cell death and turnover. It can also reduce flaking, itching, inflammation of the scalp and hair follicle, and hair loss.
Selsun Blue shampoos are also made with hydrating ingredients like Selsun Blue Pro-X’s natural French honey to restore hair and scalp hydration and Selsun Blue Pro’s hyaluronic acid that can keep hair follicles hydrated to get rid of frizzy hair and give it more volume. For best results, it’s recommended to leave Selsun Blue shampoo on the scalp for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. For alternate days, using regular shampoo is fine.
Our hair is our crowning glory, but its growth and texture would highly depend on its soil—the scalp. Giving the scalp the same level of care and attention we usually put on the rest of our skin is the first step to finally achieving good hair day, every single day.
Learn more about hair and scalp health, head over to selsunblue.com.ph and follow @SelsunBluePhilippines on Facebook and @SelsunBluePH on Instagram.
This is a press release distributed by Buensalido