Your Guide To Understanding The Whys And Hows Of Scalp Care

Oct 15, 2022, 15:13 IST


Just like your body, skin, and hair, your scalp needs care and attention too. While many of us have a sorted hair care routine where we invest money in expensive shampoos, rejuvenating conditioners and leave-in creams, we tend to forget about scalp care! If the scalp is not cleansed or taken care of regularly, it accumulates dirt, sweat and build-up of product, which makes it difficult for any nourishing products to be absorbed properly. As a result, hair growth can be impacted. 

Why Is Scalp Care So Important? 

Scalp care must be an essential part of your beauty routine. Since the scalp has a higher number of sebaceous glands, hair follicles and sweat glands, it produces more sweat and oil which can create a layer of build-up, if not washed properly. It won’t come as a surprise to you that it’s really difficult to get healthy and hydrated hair without a well-nourished scalp. Healthy scalp and healthy hair go together. So, if you’re wondering if there is even a need to have a proper ‘scalp regimen’ the answer to your question is “Yes, there is.” Build-up on your scalp is the main reason that you get unhealthy scalp and improperly nourished hair. 

What Happens When You Overlook Scalp Care? 

Just like how you miss taking care of your skin and it ends up getting dull and dry, the same goes for the scalp. Your hair will become dry, dehydrated, brittle and devoid of proper moisture. You might just be making it easy for scalp conditions like dandruff, head lice, psoriasis, fungal infections, extreme itching and burning, hair loss to occur. 

How Exactly Can You Take Care Of Your Scalp? 

Let’s give you a low-down on what’s the best routine to maintain a replenished, healthy scalp that can be the key to sporting lustrous, happy hair. A healthy scalp is clear of any redness, irritation, flakes or dandruff. If you have been seeing or occasionally spotting these conditions on your scalp, it’s time to pamper your scalp with some TLC. The steps mentioned below will definitely help you elevate your scalp care regimen.

  • Use Clarifying Shampoos

Our scalp contains oil glands that produce sebum, which is essential for healthy and moisturised hair. However, over productive sebaceous glands can make your hair extremely oily, and using shampoos that strip off all the natural oils isn’t such a great idea. What is highly recommended is using shampoos that are gentle, hydrating, rejuvenating, sulphate-free and still maintain the oil-moisture balance in your scalp. On top of the league, is the Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate – Shea Butter Shampoo, available at Sublime Life, the pioneer clean beauty curators in India. This shampoo is known for its moisturising and healing benefits and is packed with Omega-3 and Omega-6 which proves to be beneficial for scalp health. 


Image: Maui Moisture Shampoo 

  • Keep Your Scalp Clean – EXFOLIATE! 

By this, we mean keep your scalp away from dirt, grime and oils! Any foreign particles and impurities will end up accumulating on your scalp and make it dirty and oily. The oil secreted on the scalp can cause dead skin cells and dirt to be trapped easily, resulting in clogged pores and malnourished follicles. All of these impurities, dirt and excess oil can irritate your scalp and can make way for bacteria to breed. Exfoliating can help you get rid of all these problems! Our favourite has to be the Flawsome Mean Clean Pre Shampoo Scalp Exfoliating Treatment which works perfectly in exfoliating the scalp effectively; it gets rid of excess sebum, keeps itching at bay and also packs salicylic acid that is known for gentle cleansing and exfoliation. A well-exfoliated scalp ensures your hair is getting the right amount of nutrients and stays healthy and strong, so don’t miss buying this perfect exfoliating treatment at Sublime Life. 


Image: Flawsome Exfoliating Treatment 

  • Avoid Sulphates And Parabens 

It’s always a better idea to stay away from chemicals when it comes to your hair care or scalp care products. Opting for gentle hair care essentials that are free from sulphates and parabens is the secret! Sulphates can strip off natural oils and dry hair out, even making your scalp more prone to issues. Parabens, on the other hand, can make your scalp inflamed, itchy and irritated. It’s highly recommended that you use gentle and kind ingredients that are soothing and calming to your scalp and keep it inflammation free! A fan-favourite hair mask that is also super soothing to your scalp, is the Flawsome Dense Intense Exfoliating & Deep Cleansing Hair Mask! It’s a multi-masking treatment which soothes, exfoliates and balances moisture levels in your scalp, helping you get rid of any undesirable build-up and achieve a healthy and moisturised scalp. 


Image: Flawsome Dense Intense Hair Mask 

  • Protect Your Hair From The Sun 

Were you aware that your scalp (just like your skin and hair) is also prone to damage caused by the sun! Sun damage to the scalp can cause dryness, irritation and hair thinning. Your saviour here is a hair serum or scalp treatment that is rich in sun protection factors. It might be surprising to hear but yes, you need 100% protection against any sort of environmental and sun damage. Improper care or overexposure can cause dry, broken hair strands, frizz, slow growth of skin cells resulting in acne at a later stage. A hair serum such as The Earth Collective Hair Serum – Sun Protection acts like a sunscreen for your hair. This lightweight and nourishing formula doesn’t weigh your hair down, and gives it the utmost protection from damaging UV rays. Not to forget, the non-greasy formula also promotes softness and shine. 


Image: Earth Collective Hair Serum 

  • Eat A Healthy Diet 

A major necessity for a healthy scalp is the right diet. What you eat shows on the outside, and your diet plays a vital role in your hair and scalp health. There’s nothing a healthy diet can’t fix, and if you eliminate oily and junk food, replacing it with a diet rich in protein, omega-3, fruits and vegetables, it’s enough to give your scalp health a good boost. The Cosmix No-Nonsense Plant Protein is packed with nutrients and does not contain any synthetic or added flavours that can harm your scalp. Known for the overall improvement of physical and mental wellbeing, it provides you with a rich source of protein that is beneficial for maintaining a healthy scalp. There are also hair gummies like the Nyumi Happy Hair Gummies that are an enriching blend of vitamins and nutrients for your hair. These ensure you have a strong, healthy scalp and a good hair day, every day! Sublime Life offers health and nutrition mixes and gummies that are made with clean, vegan and natural ingredients. 



Image: Cosmix No-Nonsense Plant Protein and Nyumi Happy Hair Gummies 

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