We all wish we could bottle the feeling of a good hair day. Women (and men) all around Singapore go to hair salons to allow professionals to keep their locks as attractive as possible. They colour their hair to look their best. Some now even have their hair coloured every two months or so to ensure that their hair colour remains as stunning as ever.
We get that. We want to be striking and sexy. But this conception of sexy might sometimes leave us with an irritable scalp, hair thinning or even hair loss. Instead of cultivating physical allure, we should be looking at great scalp health as well as stronger and lasting hair to help make us feel sexy. When you think about sexy in these terms, it is like preparing the soil for the garden from which your luxurious hair can grow.
So, what are the “secrets” to sexy hair? The big picture is that you want a scalp that is clean, with open follicles and good blood flow. You can easily maintain this with the helpful tips below:
See expert advice when your scalp run into issues
One of the big things that people forget when their scalp runs into issues is to seek expert advice. This simple move can completely restore that healthy and fresh scalp back. Experts today use scalp treatments to care for your scalp properly and find the right balance of oils and moisture to harmonise the microbiome of your scalp.
That’s right, your scalp has its own microbiome of helpful microbes, oils and bacteria that contribute to overall scalp and hair health. In addition, every scalp issue has its own nuances so it is better to seek treatments that are tailored to each individual’s specific needs.
Standing out among the crowd is CYL Scalp Lab Solutions, the first integrated specialist scalp and hair care centre to offer advanced treatments using personalised, custom-blended formulations with eastern and western botanical essences, innovative equipment and Japanese massage techniques. Plus, these treatments give ZaZaZu members a 15% off on all a-la-carte services (limited to 2 redemptions per member).
Avoid silicones, parabens and other irritants
Our scalp contains about 100,000 follicles, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association. Like a seed sprouting a tree, each follicle contains a single hair that grows. On a good day, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day on average. But what happens if you use shampoos or hair care products that contain too much paraben? Well, the answer is obviously more hair loss – which is not ideal when you are looking to add more bounce and volume to your locks.
But if you think that paraben is the only irritant you might want to avoid, you are totally wrong. Another common irritant that you find in a variety of shampoo and hair care products is silicone. Silicone comes with a long list of downsides that include having a non-soluble property, which means it cannot be removed with water. Thus over time, silicone can build up on your hair, resulting in a dry feel and dull appearance. You may even notice that your hair becomes weaker and more prone to breakage.
So to ensure your shampoos or hair care products are truly free from parabens and silicones, it is best to look over the ingredients list first.
Maintain a healthy diet (folic acid, zinc)
Deciding what food to put on your table may be one of the most important aspects of scalp care. At the root, it is vital that your scalp is generating new cells to promote hair growth. Thus it is recommended that switching to a diet rich in folic acid can encourage cell renewal in your scalp. In particular, legumes, asparagus, eggs, leafy greens, beets and citrus fruits are healthy foods that are high in folic acid.
But for those who are already having scalp issues, such as dandruff, incorporating zinc into your diet will help keep the hair on your scalp and dandruff off it. It is good to know which foods contain zinc because they can help you get the right nutrient and banish those flakes for good. Some of these foods include oysters, lobster, meat, legumes, nuts, dairy products and fortified cereals.
Find a schedule to exfoliate
If you are feeling like dead skin cells are already starting to build upon your scalp, consider the benefits of an exfoliating shampoo. Often referred to as a good way to remove build ups on your scalp, an exfoliating shampoo can clean deep into your scalp and scrub the dead skin away. Finding a schedule to exfoliate can provide even more benefits.
Some people swear by exfoliating their scalp every month, others exfoliate once every three months. We recommend something in the middle for a cleaner and clearer scalp. But again, each individual’s scalp has different needs and your lifestyle and environment also factor into how often your scalp should be exfoliated.
Now that you know there are a number of things you can do to bring your sexy back starting at the root, be sure to get down to the street and start swishing your hair all over the place.