With all the hubbub of the holidays, it may have slipped past you that it's now officially winter. While you may not have actively caught that, your skin is probably noticing it with the dropping temperatures. The cold, dry winter air can wreak havoc on your skin and if you know this, then chances are you've switched over to your winter skincare routine. But even after switching up routines, there's probably one part of your skin that isn't getting the TLC it deserves: your scalp!
Any hair aficionado will tell you that true hair health begins at the scalp so if you want to achieve the healthiest and best looking hair, then you can't overlook this part of your head, especially in the winter. But what exactly can you do to make sure your scalp is in tiptop shape? We're glad you asked.
Scrub it out
Just like a facial scrub, a scalp scrub is meant to remove product buildup as well as dead skin cells. You can't expect healthy hair to grow uninhibited if there's a layer of buildup over the follicles can you? Not only could this layer be preventing healthy hair from growing out, it can also keep products from fully absorbing into your scalp and instead will just sit on top of it adding more the buildup. A monthly scalp scrub can be just the thing to help refresh your scalp of all that unwanted stuff and prevent dryness and itchiness.
Adding oil is the perfect way to treat your scalp after a scrub and there are plenty of options to choose from that will help your skin. To let your scalp breathe by opening up your pores, try tea tree oil. With argan oil, a little goes a long way to helping restore your skin's moisture. Jojoba oil is another great option because it closely mimics the natural oils that our scalps create. Lastly, you can consider using coconut oil since it will seal in moisture and can help heal bacterial issues thanks to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Have an avocado
Avocadoes are a super fruit thanks to its many antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that make it extremely nourishing. Eating avocados will provide you not only with healthy hair but also healthy skin and overall wellness. You can also use avocado topically to give your scalp an extra ounce of TLC. Its fatty acids and previously mentioned antioxidants can be easily absorbed by your skin making it a perfect way to add any needed moisture. Check out other ways you can incorporate avocado to your hair and skin regime here.
With these simple additions to your hair routine, you can go through the rest of winter with a moisturized and happy scalp!