Give your SCALP a FACIAL. It deserves
You may not have heard of the phrase “scalp facial” before, but the idea of an exfoliating, cleansing, detox and treatment regimen for your head makes good sense in the same way it does for your face, after all, scalp is still skin. To promote gorgeous, healthy hair, you need to get to the root of the problem, literally. Remember, a healthy scalp environment makes for a stronger bulb to the hair cuticle.
A simple, uncomplicated scalp facial can help address problems such as dandruff, scalp acne, hair thinning and itchiness, while adding volume and shine to your hairstyle. Increasing circulation to the scalp, with massage, can help stimulate hair growth. So, if you want gorgeous hair and healthy scalp follow this step-by-step plan.
Start with a pre-shampoo treatment that contains a blend of essential oils, like sage, lemon and rosemary, to purify the scalp and ease inflammation. Apply throughout dry hair, focusing on your roots, until your entire scalp has been covered, then wrap your hair in a towel or shower cap so your body heat activates the oil and leave for 15 minutes
Next, massage the scalp. Arguably the best step, a good head rub can boost circulation, which promotes healthy hair growth by allowing more nutrients to flow to the follicles. Using medium to deep pressure and small, circular motions, work your fingers from your hairline to the nape of your neck and back. Repeat for five to 10 minutes.
To prevent build-up, opt for a mild, sulphate-free shampoo that contains gentle exfoliating ingredients,
like salicylic acid. Using the tips of your fingers, lather the shampoo onto your scalp and leave for two
minutes. Rinse and repeat. Unless you wash every day, doubling up is often necessary to thoroughly
cleanse the scalp.
(VIVANDI recommends Tricomax Revitalizing Shampoo or Revivogen MD Bio Cleansing shampoo for this particular step.)
Just like your face, your scalp requires moisture. After you shampoo, apply a deep conditioning mask all over your hair, from roots to ends. Look for a creamy formula with good-for-your-skin hydrators such as glycerine or hyaluronic acid, soothing ingredients and strengthening proteins like wheat or keratin. Leave in for a few minutes then rinse out with warm water.
If you feel overwhelmed by the above steps and feel that it’s better to leave it to the professionals to work on your scalp and hair, VIVANDI Trichology Center offers a detoxifying and deep cleansing Scalp Treatment + Scalp massage. For appointments, call 04-335 3336.