When I was young, I thought nothing of my scalp. It was there, but it wasn't something that I noticed or paid attention to. As I got older and started exploring different aspects of beauty and health, though — including things like what causes dandruff and how it can be treated — I realized that there's so much more to our hair than meets the eye.
Here are a few reasons why cleaning your scalp is important:
Dandruff and other scalp conditions will improve.
You might not think that a buildup of dead skin cells and fungus on your scalp would be the source of dandruff, but it is. If you can keep these things at bay, you'll have fewer dandruff outbreaks and hair problems overall.
- Dandruff can be caused by a reaction to hair products like shampoo or conditioner. If every time you wash your hair causes an irritation that leads to flakes and itchiness, try switching up one (or both) of these products for something gentler on your scalp.
- Weather changes can also cause dandruff flaking off the skin surface—even if they're not extreme temperatures or humidity levels—so if you live in a climate where those fluctuations happen all year long, try using natural oils like coconut oil in place of commercial moisturizers to keep your scalp hydrated while keeping the residue from clogging pores on top of everything else going on underneath there!
Buildup of hair products will be reduced.
If you've ever had a bad reaction to your favorite shampoo or conditioner, chances are that it's because of buildup. Buildup can be caused by many things. One common cause is the use of too many products on your scalp. Another source of buildup is hard water, which can make it difficult for product to rinse out as easily as it should. If you're prone to getting dandruff from time-to-time (or all the time), this can also be a sign that your scalp needs some TLC!
When a buildup occurs on your scalp, it's often because there's been an excess amount of product applied over time. This causes an environment where oil and dirt build up faster than they're removed with shampoo or other cleansers. The longer these oils remain on our skin/hair follicles under our scalps without being washed away properly, eventually all that extra stuff starts clogging up pores.
Your hair will smell better.
By regularly shampooing your hair, you can remove the buildup of products and dirt that accumulate on the scalp. Shampooing also helps to remove any sweat from your scalp.
If you suffer from dandruff, then regularly cleansing with apple cider vinegar can help to manage it. Apple cider vinegar works as an antifungal agent, and it has anti-bacterial properties too. Coupled with aloe vera juice, both have been proven effective in reducing flaking caused by psoriasis and seborrhea. Washing your hair only once a week will reduce buildup while keeping it clean.
I’m a huge advocate for regular scalp care, as it can make a big difference to your hair and scalp health. If you are looking to be more diligent in your scalp care, give our RESET hair cleanser a try. It's loaded with apple cider vinegar and aloe very to get your hair and scalp healthy in no time.