We’ve become au fait with skincare treatments, with body scrubs and facials, but there’s one part of our skin that deserves an equal amount of TLC… our scalps. Poor scalp health can negatively affect the health and overall condition of your hair. If you’re guilty of neglecting your scalp, it might be time to consider a scalp facial…
CENTRED Creative Director Kieran Tudor says, “I would encourage everyone to treat your scalp like you would your skin and give yourself a regular scalp treatment, like a facial. Our scalp is an extension of our skin and the base from which our hair grows. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it should go untouched – product build-up, pollution and even the shampoo you use can affect your scalp health. Much like skincare we need to cleanse, exfoliate and nourish our scalp so it’s in the perfect condition for growing strong, healthy, beautiful hair.”
Step 1 – Cleanse
The first step of scalp care is using a gentle shampoo, free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (SLS), as these detergents can easily strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils, which can dehydrate the skin, cause irritation and trigger the scalp to produce more oil to overcompensate for the lack of moisture, leading to greasy roots.
Step 2 – Exfoliate & Moisturise
Use a weekly, targeted treatment for your scalp like our nourishing, exfoliating, and stimulating CENTRED. En Root Scalp Treatment (£36/100ml, wearecentred.com).
Salicylic Acid helps to slough away dead skin cells and product build up that can be difficult to remove and can cause a bacterial imbalance on the scalp.
An essential oil blend of Tea Tree, Rosemary and Peppermint oils provide anti-microbial, anti-fungal and stimulating properties to boost blood flow and encourage cell regeneration.
A deeply nourishing blend of Olive, Argan and Hemp oils replenish moisture to dry brittle hair, whilst exfoliating the scalp from product build up and dead skin cells
Apply directly to a dry scalp and leave for 20 minutes – 2 hours before rinsing
Step 3 – Massage
A scalp massage is a great way to boost your scalp health. Massaging gently exfoliates and increases blood flow to promote hair growth, whilst relieving tension and relaxing the nervous system.
Try to give yourself a scalp massage once a week. Start at the neck area and use the palms and fingertips to apply pressure and slow circles as you work up the head to the forehead, down the sides to the temples and then back around the ears to the neck area again. Keep the tempo slow with a decent amount of pressure. Repeat the pattern 3 or more times for a 5 minute scalp massage.
For more information please visit https://www.wearecentred.com