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Why is scalp health important to your curls?


Hey babe, let's talk about something that's often overlooked but oh-so-important when it comes to those gorgeous curls of yours: your scalp! It's time to show your scalp some serious love and give it the attention it deserves. A healthy scalp is the secret to owning your curl confidence. But why is a healthy scalp so important?

The scalp sets the stage for healthy hair growth and nourishment, which directly impacts the condition of your luscious curls. This is because of factors ranging from blood circulation to hair follicle strength. Let's get into it, shall we? Here are aspects of scalp health that impact your curls:

Blood circulation

A healthy scalp ensures your hair gets the ideal amount of blood circulation, babe. When blood flow to the hair follicles is optimal, it fosters the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients, stimulating hair growth!

Massaging your scalp regularly when you wash your hair with the 01 Shampoo enhances blood circulation, giving your curls the best chance to not only survive but thrive. We would also recommending exfoliating (here's exactly how to exfoliate your scalp!).

Sebum production

Your scalp produces sebum, babe. You’ve probably heard this term thrown around a lot in the world of curl care, but essentially, it’s a natural oil that keeps your curls moisturised and protected. However, an imbalance in sebum production can lead to oily roots or dry scalp, babe.

A healthy scalp maintains the ideal balance of sebum, keeping your curls nourished without weighing them down or causing irritation. To give your scalp a helping hand, you might like to invest in a good scalp oil, like the 06 Oil Serum. This gem of a product contains scalp-loving ingredients like rosemary seed oil, which promotes circulation and even hair growth. It’s important to find the amount of oil that vibes with you – and your sebum levels, of course!

pH Balance

Babe, did you know that your scalp has its very own pH level? Yep, that’s right… just like your favorite skincare products. A balanced pH level (around 5.5) helps maintain a healthy scalp environment, preventing issues like dandruff, itching, and inflammation. 

Using pH-balanced hair care products and avoiding harsh chemicals, such as sulphates, can help keep your scalp in a dreamy, harmonious state.

Hair follicle strength

Healthy hair follicles are the key to strong and resilient curls, babe. Your scalp provides the essential nutrients and support that hair follicles need to grow and thrive. By keeping your scalp healthy, you're giving your hair follicles a solid foundation, ensuring they can produce strong, beautiful curls!

Moisture and hydration

Just like the rest of your skin, your scalp needs proper hydration to stay healthy. A well-moisturised scalp promotes supple, hydrated curls. Using hydrating conditioners like the 02 Conditioner, and weekly deep conditioning treatments using the 05 Curl Mask, can help prevent dryness and flakiness, keeping your scalp happy and your curls bouncy, babe!

While we've taken a look at elements of scalp health, if you would like some of our best tips to have a healthy scalp, check out our other post!

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