What is a Scalp Wash–And Why You Should Do it ASAP

At this point, we are pros when it comes to washing our strands. We can even flip a shampoo bottle and rattle off the good ingredients on a list. But, when it comes to washing our scalp, we become clueless. Some of us don’t even consider a good scalp wash part of our hygiene routine. Here are the reasons why you should be getting scalp treatments now!

(via The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION)

Your scalp’s health will dictate your hair’s health. The look and feel of our mane heavily depends on the conditions a hair encounters when pushing through a follicle. An example is if you have a scalp full of sebum, your follicles will be clogged resulting in thin and sparse hair. Carrie Sotebeer, Director of Spa at The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION lets us know why a scalp wash is so vital. “A healthy and well-groomed scalp provides the foundation for (and is necessary to) hair health,” she begins. “We understand that the scalp is an extension of the face, just as the neck and decollate would also be considered an extension of the face, so caring for our scalp is very important,” she says. You would skip washing your face at night – why haven’t you washed your scalp in years?

Carrie recommends treating your scalp at least once or twice per week. The proper way to do it can take many forms, but Carrie shares how they do it at The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION. “In our scalp enhancement, our service providers massage the guest’s scalp with organic oil, rich with vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to stimulate and promote a healthy, hydrated scalp,” she explains.

If you want to take matters into your own hands at home, AQUIS Prime Detoxifying Hair and Scalp Wash: $28.00 will give you the fresh start you are looking for. It gently removes buildup from styling products, pollution and hard water left behind by traditional shampoos and cleansers. The wash is formulated with activated charcoal and salicylic acid to remove impurities without messing up your mane’s natural shine. It’s also sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and cruelty-free to boot.

(via Aquis)

HERE’S how to properly moisturize your scalp.

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