The Scalp Need-To-Know
Taking care of your scalp is as important as washing your hair. And, I think I have said this before but it is so important I will say it again; your scalp is as important to your hair as your gums are to your teeth.
People ask me all the time, “Why is my hair texture changing?” Why does my scalp itch or bother me?” “Why is my hair thinning or falling out?”
Our hair is a non-essential fiber. Our body does not need hair to survive. When we get ill, stressed or have to go on medications, something can disturb the hair follicle and your hair will suffer.
How many of us exercise because it’s good for us to stay strong and fit? Or we get massages because our body needs to relax, or facials for our skin to look vibrant? Our scalp is one of the most over-looked body parts that needs attention. We must take care of our scalp. All of the ‘wonder’ products out there for hair are dealing with a dead fiber. The hair outside the follicle is usually damaged due to over-processing with color, highlights, heat from dryers and flat irons. None of these address the living follicle that still needs energy and blood flow.
So, what should you do?
My advice is, find a certified Trichologist, someone trained in the study of hair and scalp. Make an appointment for a scalp analysis where they will take pictures of your scalp, and treat yourself to a wonderful relaxing ‘scalp facial.’ Your follicles will be glad you did and you may even see a slight change in your hair.
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Patti Wood WTS, Owner of Off 5th Avenue Salon, is a professionally trained hair stylist and a certified Trichologist specializing in Hair Replacement therapy and solutions. Patti has helped many clients solve hair loss problems ranging from cancer treatments, male or female pattern baldness, hair thinning, and Alopecia Areata. She works closely with Dermatologists and Physicians in treatment plans.