Hair Tip: Flaky Scalp
The change in seasons can often result in a flaky and itchy scalp and with the party season soon approaching overuse of products can also cause further irritation.
StyleNest have teamed up with leading trichologist of the world “The Hair Doctor”, Philip Kingsley to help restore your hair’s natural shine and scalp’s health.
Philip Kingsley recommend daily shampooing for optimum health of the hair and scalp and contrary to popular belief, frequent washing doesn’t strip essential oils from the hair or scalp. After all, you wash your hair daily so why wouldn’t you give your hair the same treatment?
Step 1. Shampoo
If you suffer with flaking or itching, use a purpose shampoo for flaky scalps, and perhaps a scalp tonic too if it is more severe, until the problem is resolved and then when needed to help maintain the condition. Philip Kingsley’s Flaky Itchy Shampoo (£20.00) works from one use, however, sometimes, if the flakes are really bad, it may be necessary to rub in an anti-flake scalp cream before shampooing.
Step 2. Scalp Health
If those remedies do not clear the problem, a visit to a dermatologist or trichologist may be necessary. There are scalp masks available that gently exfoliate and stimulate and can be used with an intensive conditioning hair treatment. This helps to promote a healthy scalp and hair, in the same way that the right skincare regime can help your skin look healthier and younger.
A scalp mask is predominantly for scalp health. However, a healthy scalp will lead to better hair. There are two basic types: Exfoliating or Stimulating. The former is to cleanse the scalp of any flaking, and the latter is to stimulate the hair follicles for stronger hair growth. Alternate The Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask (£5.25) with Philip Kingsley Stimulating Scalp Mask (£5.25) about once every week or two. Philip Kingsley’s Scalp Masks; Exfoliating and Stimulating are perfect to maintain a healthy scalp.
- If your hair is thinning, first look at your diet. Hair consists of protein and a common cause of thinning hair is lack of dietary protein. The most important meals for protein intake are breakfast and lunch and first class proteins for hair are meat, fish, fowl and eggs.
- The energy to form hair cells diminishes four hours after eating a meal so the best energy producing snacks for hair are complex carbohydrates such as fruit and protein such as nuts.
For more information visit www.philipkingsley.co.uk.