It wasn’t until my later years of life that I ever saw someone wrap their hair and explain to me that their hair was “trained”. The concept was completely foreign to me! I attempted to mirror her hair routine and could not figure out why I was not seeing the same results. It wasn’t until I began my own hair journey, I realized the importance of understanding your own hair and creating a solid hair regimen for your specific hair needs. As resilient as hair is, I quickly learned that both consistency and patience is key in hair and scalp health. I had to find the right products for my hair and find a regimen that I could sustain and yielded the results I desired! In developing my own hair products after experiencing hair loss, I see that a healthy hair regimen can regrow hair and repair scalp health. I’ve heard my whole life, that one size fits all EXCEPT when it came to hair care….but in developing my own products I found that to be untrue. When developing my products, I look to address the underlying issue instead of focusing on the diagnosis itself as I found that addressing symptoms and creating a healthy foundation yields the best results.
The Importance of Scalp Care
It’s no secret that having a healthy scalp is the secret to healthy hair. As we all age the skin on our scalps can have premature aging and cell regeneration can diminish causing hair to become thinner and possibly lose its ability to retain moisture. Having a healthy scalp is key to having healthy hair.
Hair regimen should include products with ingredients that have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which work to improve scalp condition and overall health leading to a better chance for hair growth and thickening.
Scalp's PH Levels
In order to understand the science of your hair it’s important to understand the importance of PH levels! Extreme alkaline solutions like perms or relaxers can cause the bonds between keratin protein molecules to break down and can eventually dissolve the protein completely. These type of solutions can be extremely damaging especially for fine and fragile hair.
How to Create a Scalp Care Regimen
Clarify – Using cleansing products which thoroughly cleanses all hair types without drying it out while balancing moisture such as our African Black Soap Hair Growth Shampoo.
Apple cider vinegar rinse can also be used periodically, as it is great for people with oily scalp because it helps to bring it back to its ideal acidity.
Exfoliate – Our Eucalyptus and Tee Tree Oil Scalp Scrub, which is an amazing exfoliating scalp scrub made with organic antibacterial properties to balance scalp. This products was created to remove product buildup which creates a positive scalp environment for your hair follicles.
Scalp massages help promote circulation to the hair follicles which can promote growth and also aids in the removal of dead skin cells from the scalp.
During the colder months, a hot oil treatment is beneficial for retaining moisture, controlling frizz, strengthening hair, and adding shine. Our Breakage Defense Hot Oil Treatment is filled with extra virgin organic potent oils that helps shield your hair from breakage while filling it with essential nutrients and fatty acids that renews the scalp and promotes hair growth!
During the summer months, our Moisture Sealing Hair Butter made with organic mango butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E provide natural moisturizers to feed your hair strands and lock in and seal moisture to your hair. Prevents dry hair, hair breakage, hair damage, and split ends.
The Difference Between Dandruff and Scalp Infections
It is extremely important when looking at hair loss and hair concerns to understand the difference between dandruff and scalp infections in order to be sure your scalp is cared for properly. Dandruff causes the scalp to flake and in some cases it may be caused by poor circulation, fungus, or a scalp infection. Some scalp disorders are also attributed to hair thinning, hair loss and hair breakage.
As some find themselves confused when looking at products and routine for developing a hair regime that would address your hair concerns. I offer personalized hair consultations that where we can jointly discuss current hair situation, current hair regimen, and receive a personalized hair regimen utilizing Sydney Nicole Products that best suits your needs.