When you have balayaged hair, you will undoubtedly focus a lot on caring for your coloured lengths. It’s important to do so: hair that’s been processed is invariably in need of a little more care, and a regime of masks combined with minimal heat styling and regular trims to keep the ends healthy are all sensible measures that’ll keep your locks lustrous.
But what about your scalp? It’s an easy area to overlook, but one that, once cared for, will unquestionably impact the health of the rest of your hair. The skin on your scalp can be oily, congested, flaky, or simply carry a build up of pollution or dead skin cells, all of which will make hair sit differently and which may hamper the growth process.
Caring for your scalp doesn’t involve a lot of time or effort. These three simple things will make a huge difference and could change the appearance of your hair:
1) Up circulation.
Increased circulation carries oxygen and nutrition to the skin’s surface, which benefits your scalp enormously. Try massaging it when you’re shampooing (side bonus: this will take the focus off your balayaged ends and reduce the chance of your pulling at them). If you want to go a step further, get your hands on the Hayo’u Method Beauty Restorer Comb Head Massage Tool, brushing your scalp with it gently once daily.
2) Scrub it.
Just as you might exfoliate your body or face to rid your skin of dead cells, your scalp benefits from similar treatment.
The easiest way to do this one is to buy a scalp scrub and apply a little to your parting, rub in small circles, then part hair again and massage it into the new parting until you’ve covered the majority of your scalp. Good ones to opt for include OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub, and IGK Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub.
3) Treat it.
Once scrubbed, your scalp skin is perfectly primed for a treatment. Try Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner if you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, while Hair Rituel By Sisley Revitalizing Fortifying Serum is ideal if you want to strengthen your hair from the root.