10 Tips for Your Healthy Scalp and Hair

While brushing my hair last night, I started thinking about our scalp, wondering how the layers of skin differ than those on our face. Thoughts of the skin care regimen I do for my face came to mind, wondering what I do to promote a healthy scalp, and how I can better care for it.

Here are two images-  our “basic” skin, and skin layers of our scalp. Surrounding the hair follicle, we can see blood vessels, sebaceous glands, muscles, and sensory nerve fibers. In the scalp image, you can see areas surrounding the hair shaft where it comes through the top layers of skin, with openings for the hair shaft to move and also, where dead skin cells might build up, blocking the sebaceous glands from excreting the natural oils produced or moving down the hair shaft.

With this in mind, you can see where we can do a few things, like we do for the rest of our skin, to help nature keep our hair and scalp healthy.

Skin-Cross-Section hair follicle-illustration

  1. Brush your hair from scalp to tips once or twice a week, gently moving your brush along the scalp to carry your natural oils down the whole hair shaft.
  2. Wash your hair and scalp with natural oil based Hair Therapy Shampoo. Use warm, not hot water, to keep your layer of natural oils from drying out.
  3. Take time to gently massage your scalp while washing.
  4. Use a sugar scrub to lightly exfoliate the scalp of the old skin cells.
  5. Make sure you rinse the shampoo and scrub thoroughly from your scalp and hair.
  6. Apply a Hair Therapy Conditioner, with ingredients that nourish and protect the skin on your scalp and the hair shaft.
  7. IF your hair is very dry, you may want to apply a Hair Treatment Oil while your hair is still damp.
  8. Use your blow dryer on warm, rather than hot, temperature, and hold the dryer 8 – 12 inches from your hair while drying.
  9. If you use a curling or flat iron, try to use the lowest temperature that gives you results, and run the iron through quickly.
  10. Use Gels and Sprays liberally, and only on the hair shafts so as to keep the follicle open.

How does your hair look and feel now? I think with the brushing and exfoliation, your natural oils will do their job better, and the natural ingredients from your shampoo and conditioner will help your hair stay healthy and look fabulous all year long!

Don’t forget a hair trim every 6 weeks or so to keep your ends healthy.

Scalp Treatment, Hair Therapy Product Review

My hair could use some help. I’ve been coloring it for the past few years after the grey showed up, which has left it dry and lusterless no matter what hair products I’ve used. The ones that have added moisture, tended to leave my hair greasy. So I was very excited to try out this new line of hair therapy shampoo, conditioner and conditioning oil.

I’m a hard sell for any product, and this is a review after using these products for the past month. I wanted to make sure the results I experienced lasted, and would be something I would highly recommend, before sharing with you. And I do, highly recommend…

ViViD!

ViVID Hair Therapy

Description:

Over time, hair can become dry, dull and damaged from styling, coloring, and the environment. Even some shampoos can strip hair of essential, natural oils that nourish, protect and enhance shine. And, if your hair care neglects the scalp, your regimen is incomplete. Beautiful hair begins with a healthy scalp. Scalp skincare is vital for vibrant hair.

So, don’t let your hair down! Care for your hair with a daily regimen that is vigorous, full of life – ViViD!

Revitalize hair with ViViD Hair Therapy — therapeutic formulations infused with science and nature to nourish and protect hair and scalp with a simple, 3-step, daily regimen. Cleanse and condition with gentle, nourishing ingredients that also moisturize and soften. Strengthen with ingredients that protect color, detangle, filter UV rays, and build volume. And, enhance overall radiance with Synergistic Shine™ — ingredients that work synergistically between each formulation to build shine and strength.

My Review:
The color is perfect – a creamy, pearly white, light and creamy.
The scent is so lovely, not a fragrance or parfum, very light, like when you catch a hint of a flower ready to blossom, barely there.

(Personal side note: I am very sensitive to fragrance, allergic to some essential oils. When I smell them, they stay in my nose all day, headache, even makes me nauseated – eucalyptus oil is the worst for me. The scent of ViViD came and left – light and beautiful, no after smell, or hanging on).

Shampoo: I used half of the amount I usually use with my health food store shampoo, it lathered very nicely, great spreadability and foamy bubbles. I massaged it around with my fingertips, making sure it penetrated to my scalp. It rinsed out easily, all the way to my scalp and very quickly, my hair felt very clean and maintained a hydrated fuller body than usual (Personal side note: I color my hair every 4-6 weeks, which leaves it dry and less body no matter what shampoo or conditioner I use). Amazingly no hair was lost! Not even one! Already felt clean, healthy, silky and smoothe.

Conditioner: again used only have as much as usual, beautiful scent, easily spread through my hair to my scalp, then like magic, every hair started to flow smoothly all together. My fingers ran through so easily from scalp to ends, without one tangle! My hair felt full bodied, the conditioner rinsed out quickly and easily, leaving it feeling smooth, relaxed, hydrated and plump. After towel drying, my long lost natural waves and loose curls showed up! My hair felt so fresh and light, moved freely and looked so vibrant! Wow! My hands even felt clean after rinsing without washing!

Conditioning Oil: I have a lot of natural oil, so I used just a little bit, spread on my fingertips and massaged into the lower portions of my damp hair. When I was blow drying, the brush just flew through my hair, it dried very quickly, and held bouncy, beautiful curl. I found myself flipping my head all day just to feel how light and free my hair moved and looked at it in every mirror and window I walked by to enjoy the beautiful shine and sunlight that sparkled through

I love using ViViD every day! In my job, I may meet high level executives, diplomats, celebrities, major league athletes and more on any given day, so I always want to look my very best. Bad hair days are a thing of the past. Now ViViD will guarantee great looking, healthy, vibrant hair for me every single day!

 

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