Your favourite five minutes of backwash bliss aren’t just about relaxation and pampering; hairdressers also know that scalp care is the basis of a healthy hair routine. Using gentle hair care helps, but a healthy scalp builds the roots – literally – of strong, beautiful hair, so doesn’t it deserve a little extra attention?
Mindfulness starts at the roots
It’s a universally acknowledged fact that a head massage is the highlight of a hair appointment – so why does the scalp get so little attention once we leave the nurturing surroundings of the salon?
We spend time and effort trialling and curating our skincare regimes when it comes to our face and body, but stop once we get to the scalp; despite the fact it’s an extension of the rest of our skin. And, just like the skin anywhere else on our body, the scalp benefits from a balance of cleansing, exfoliating, massage and moisture to maintain its health.
The skin on the scalp is more delicate than elsewhere on the body and has a higher number of sebaceous glands, sweat glands and follicles. The scalp is already sensitive, and when combined with product build-up, hard water and excess heat from styling, it’s no wonder it can feel sensitised.
If your skincare routine usually starts with a soothing but problem-solving mask, you’ll know the benefits – so why not apply the same logic to your scalp, with an extra dose of nourishment in the form of “skinification” of your haircare? Turn the hair wash process into a mini spa moment by applying our new Hydrating Jelly Mask with mindful scalp massage gestures, using slow and firm movements. Aside from feeling blissful, a good scalp massage also acts like a targeted facial: it promotes blood flow and healthy circulation.
Our new Hydrating Jelly Mask has a refreshingly lightweight texture, but still delivers a dose of moisture to the scalp and hair thanks to its blend of spirulina and aloe vera. As well as leaving the scalp feeling intensely cared for, it protects against external aggressors and brings back shine for a healthy finish. Combine with one our leave-in products to enhance suppleness on hair even more.
A little extra care for your scalp won’t just lead to soothed, nourished skin; it will also promote better hair days and healthier growth. Your scalp matters – so give yourself the care you deserve.