7 Things You Should Be Doing for a Healthy Scalp

Consistent Hair Washing

This is personal, therefore your products and shampooing frequency may vary. If you only wash once a week, use a clarifying shampoo. Matthew suggests using a gentler product if you do it daily.

Scalp Exfoliation

Facial exfoliations are common, but your scalp needs them too. For scalp exfoliation and product breakdown, Matthew advises a scalp scrub. Choose a scalp scrub with tea tree or rosemary oil instead of harsh chemicals.

Hair Oils

Consider using hair oil for optimal scalp moisture. Apply scalp oils before or after washing to nourish. Apply the oil to the scalp in portions using the dropper. Apply oil to your scalp with your fingertips or a silicone scalp scrub. 

Clarifying Shampoo

Purifying shampoos revolutionize scalp cleanliness. Matthew recommends clarifying shampoos to eliminate product buildup without depleting the scalp of its natural oils.

Scalp Massages

Benefit your scalp by recreating the professional massage at home. Gretchen Friese, Bosley MD trichologist, says frequent scalp massage increases blood flow and keeps follicles healthy. 

The Right Shampoo

There are shampoos for your needs, from moisturizing to clarifying. Matthew uses product color and consistency to choose shampoo. 

Scalp Sunscreen

Friese recommends sunscreen for scalp UV protection. Sun damage and skin cancer may occur on the scalp. Friese prefers spray sunscreens because they are simpler to apply to the scalp and less greasy than lotions.