Why Should We Care About Scalp Health?

BY The SpoiledChild Team | APR 13, 2022
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BY The SpoiledChild Team | APR 13, 2022
  • Is scalp health all that important? Is scalp health truly the new skincare? Or is it just another product marketing hack? Find out the truth about scalp health, once and for all.
  • SpoiledChild’s SpoiledBrain quiz matches you to your perfect hair product in as little as 90 seconds.

To say skincare is all the rage is no understatement. The fastest-growing market segment with online beauty retailers growing by 24% last year alone, skincare has shifted into a hybrid industry that encompasses all things self-care. Including skin, hair, and other beauty products, skincare is transforming our self-care rituals, making us all feel, frankly, great!

And yet, despite us taking care of ourselves better than ever before, there’s still one little thing we seem to neglect… Our scalp.

With shelves stocked to the brim full of hair care products that claim to nourish, volumize, and protect our strands, it has certainly left many of us wondering: what is scalp health and why should we care?

What is scalp health?

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The scalp is home to all of your hair follicles. When we don’t give our scalp the love and attention it needs, these follicles are all too easily blocked by dandruff, dirt, or infection. Blockages seriously impact cell quality, leading to painfully slow growth, frequent breakage, and reduced shine.

It’s almost impossible for your hair to thrive in these conditions. An unhealthy scalp is seriously detrimental to your hair care routine. At best, a poorly scalp is itchy, flaky, and irritated. At worst, an unhealthy scalp can be painful and responsible for excessive hair loss.

A healthy scalp, on the other hand, is the source of truly happy and healthy hair.

With the right ingredients and the right washing routine, your scalp will have the nutrients and care it needs to produce long, strong hair that turns heads.

Healthy scalp tips

With almost 100,000 active hair follicles on your scalp at any one time, the scalp has a great deal of responsibility on its hands. And it’s about time that we started giving it the care and attention it needs.

Caring for your scalp may be easier than you expect! Cultivating a healthy scalp involves:

Avoiding toxic ingredients
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The ingredients in our haircare products can make or break our scalp health. Products that contain sulfates, parabens, and other harmful chemicals strip your scalp of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy. A dry scalp is likely to produce dandruff, flaky skin, and other irritations.

There are also plenty of good ingredients that can benefit your scalp, providing it with the nutrients it needs to thrive. Find the best ingredients for your scalp with this quiz.

Washing with care

Skincare has taught us to be gentle with our skin. We cleanse in careful upward motions to soothe and gently remove any dirt that builds up throughout the day. We use soft washcloths and treat ourselves to a mini massage each time we cleanse, tone, and moisturize.

Your scalp deserves the same. Just like the skin on the rest of your body, your scalp is sensitive and should be treated with the love it deserves.

Instead of over-exfoliating your scalp by scrubbing too forcefully, gently massage your shampoo into the scalp to stimulate circulation and prevent abrasions.

Using a hair + scalp serum

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Applying a nourishing serum to your scalp each day is a great way to maintain scalp health. Serums like the SpoiledChild™ A22 Biotin Boost Hair + Scalp Serum are formulated with scalp-friendly ingredients including biotin, vitamins, and minerals that are known to reduce irritation and increase circulation. A22 supports a healthy scalp-skin foundation where quality hair growth is encouraged.

Biotin is also great for aging skin and scalps that have diminished cell ability to retain moisture, distribute nutrients and detoxify the follicle. Known to promote hair growth and combat signs of thinning,the A22 Biotin Boost Serum is ideal for increasing the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.

Want to see if this product is right for you? Take this quiz to find out.

Scalp health: the secret to happy, healthy hair

Good scalp health is the secret to happy, healthy hair. Giving your scalp the care and attention it deserves can transform dull, lifeless strands into well-nourished, shiny hair that makes you look and feel great. So ditch the toxins, replace them with a bespoke SpoiledChild™ haircare routine, and watch your hair thrive under your all-new and improved scalp care routine.

Find out how you can take your scalp health to the next level with this quiz.

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