A healthy scalp can help encourage healthy, thick, shiny hair, so here are some things you can do as an at-home scalp treatment. Poor circulation, dandruff, infection – all of these factors affect how your scalp is doing.
Healthy From The Inside Out
The Nutrafol motto! Hair loss can be the result of many things. It could come from stress, hormonal imbalance, genes, aging, over styling, illness, poor nutritional habits or thyroid conditions. Most of the times hair loss is caused by a combination of several factors. That’s why it’s becoming outdated to only take vitamins as a scalp treatment. If hair loss is caused by more than a vitamin deficiency, wouldn’t it be reasonable that you also need more ingredients to address those causes?
Nutrafol’s Tips For Stimulating Scalp Treatment
Some natural supplements contain a mixture of several ingredients made to help you achieve a healthy scalp and beautiful hair. Here are some things you can do at home to additionally stimulate your hair follicles and scalp.
A massage anywhere on the body will improve circulation and drain the lymphatic system. On the head, it improves circulation so that the blood flow to the surface of the skin increases, and that means nourishment! It can also fight emotional exhaustion, aiding as a stress-reliever – with stress being one of the biggest causes of hair loss.
A great scalp treatment is to massage your head with oil. Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, all of which your scalp needs. You can also use almond, palm, avocado or jojoba oil, and for an extra boost, add a few drops of essential oil like peppermint or rosemary.
There are three teas in particularly beneficial for activating your hair follicles and improving hair health. The first is green tea, since it’s full of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals, the rogue cells responsible for aging.
The second one is Rooibos tea, containing minerals like zinc, calcium, copper and potassium. This tea can help encourage stronger hair growth. The copper in this tea could also help prevent premature graying of hair.
The third is nettles tea, since the leaves block hormones responsible for thinning hair. To make nettles tea, pour boiling water over leaves and let steep. You can also find nettles tea in health food stores, and even apply it with olive oil directly to your scalp.
Some herbs like rosemary, horsetail, saw palmetto, aloe vera, peppermint, nettles, burdock, lavender, gingko biloba and ginseng, can help stimulate a healthy scalp. Use these in combination with an oil to massage the scalp – a great way to get an extra boost is by combining stimulating herbs.
As a scalp treatment, we always recommend using natural ingredients like lemon, tea tree oil, or even vinegar to cleanse the head. Many shampoos can be too harsh and contain sulfates and other chemicals. Remember that a dry scalp can block the hair follicle as much as a too-oily one.
Fire up your day while stimulating your scalp with a juice, especially if it is made of beetroot, a proven scalp stimulator. Beetroot is chock full of nutrients, such as protein, carotenoids, vitamins B & C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and can even be used with other veggies, like cucumber.
Eat Follicle-Stimulating Foods
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for hair growth, and you’ll find which foods contain it on our list here.
Now you know what to put IN your body to help achieve a healthier scalp and hair follicles. Don’t forget the outside, though! Exercise, brush your hair daily – and never forget to breathe deeply. Our breath tends to become shallow when we are stressed. Taking a few moments of deep breathing can really help calm you down.