The importance of scalp care for naturally textured hair
Your hair gets a lot of care and attention, and rightfully so – but what about your scalp? Looking after your scalp is an essential part of caring for hair, because a happy head of hair starts at the root.
The science behind your scalp health
You might think the skin on your scalp is different from the skin on the rest of your body, but they’re actually very similar. Your scalp is a bit thicker (it’s made up of five different layers of tissue while the rest of our skin has three), it has more oil glands, and lots of hair follicles. But since your scalp is responsible for growing the crown that’s beautifully unique to you, it’s important to look after it with the same care.
If you’re wondering how to prevent an itchy scalp, here’s some science for you. Like the rest of your skin, your scalp acts as a natural moisture barrier which stops essential moisture from escaping. When this barrier is damaged, it can lead to an unhealthy scalp, causing irritation, itchiness, dryness, and dandruff. So, if you want to reach your hair goals, and highlight the beauty of your natural texture, learning how to take care of your scalp will be a key part of your journey.
The steps to follow
Now for the all important topic: how to keep your scalp moisturized and healthy. The general rules of skin care also apply to scalp care, so you’re probably familiar with the steps. Consistently removing debris, dirt, and oil on your scalp is essential, as is hydrating it. And just like your skin routine, your scalp care routine should be tailored to the condition of your scalp. So if you’re struggling with a dry, itchy scalp – avoid overstripping it with harsh scrubs, and find an effective scalp moisturizer. Or if it’s oily, try not to overload it with thick textures.
Where Dove CROWN Collection comes in
Specially formulated to care for naturally textured hair, ranging from wavy hair to coily hair, our CROWN Collection will do most of the work for you. From gentle shampoo to scalp serum, every staple in the range goes beyond visible hair repair and protects the natural moisture barrier of melanin rich scalps. With this range, you can transform your hair and moisturize the scalp it grows from. Containing a range of expert skin care ingredients, Dove CROWN Collection addresses both the visible signs and the root cause of damage, helping to repair your scalp’s barrier, and prevent hair breakage.
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