Lessons from my hair stylist: the importance of scalp care

Author: Jenny Wu
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  • CiCi

    Love this post! I am going to check out all of your product recommendations as I too suffer from oily, irritated scalp as well.

    • Jenny

      Glad to hear that Cici! Definitely look for something with tea tree oil, as that can help with the oil production and soothe you scalp!

  • Rezina

    This is great and so informative! Thanks for sharing the scalp care tips you learned. I struggle with a dry scalp, but was unsure how I should approach “hair care” (or I guess “scalp care”), aha. I’ll have to try out some of the products you mentioned!

    • Jenny

      You’re welcome Rezina! I wish I had more products to recommend, but I’m trying to figure what’s good for my scalp as well :P

  • Tara

    It makes sense to get a shampoo/conditioner based on your scalp instead of your hair! I may need to look into this . . . but I really am clueless about hair and scalp care. I wonder who I would need to go see to get an idea of what type of scalp and such I have . . . I think I have a dry scalp (it gets itchy a lot), but my hair itself gets oily super fast around the roots. Hrm. Your post is making me think. Thanks for this post!

    • Jenny

      Right? I was totally had a “duh!” moment when my stylist told me that as well. There may be some hair salons that advertise scalp treatments, so I think those places would be a good place to start. Or you can ask your stylist too to see if they know what your scalp type is. I’m guessing based on your description, but it sounds like you may have a dehydrated scalp, so your scalp is overproducing oil to compensate for the lack of water (similar to what dehydrated skin does on your face). Of course this is a conjecture, but it doesn’t hurt to hydrate your scalp with a light mist after you shampoo :)

  • Ongaku

    That is interesting to know. I already had been using shampoo for my scalp rather than my head though, by chance. Haha. I have SUPER oily scalp, by the end of the day it looks like I needed a shower three days ago. Of course this heat in the summer is not helping. I will have to try out some of those products though. The good thing for me is I no longer have dander and my stylist said my hair is super healthy because of all the treatments I do for my hair. I dye it so I would hate to damage my hair. This was helpful though because it would be better for my hair is my scalp was happier. Thanks for the info!

  • MizzJ

    These are awesome tips! I had no idea you could use rose water for your scalp too. I’m so going to try this.

    • Jenny

      Glad to hear that! Makes sense when you think about it, right? If it can hydrate your face, it should be able to hydrate your scalp as well :)

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