Want a shiny, strong, healthy looking mane? Lay the groundwork by looking after your scalp as you would the skin on your face.
Your scalp is the foundation of great hair but it’s not an area which is commonly understood. Let’s start with the basics, the structure. Each of the 100,000 or so hairs on your head grows from and through a follicle in your scalp. Follicles open on the surface of the scalp, providing hair with a convenient exit point. Every single one of those follicles is attached to a sebaceous gland that releases sebum, a natural oil which our bodies produce to moisturise our skin and hair.
Just as clear pores equal clean skin, it’s important to keep these follicle openings clear, clean and obstacle free. Like skin everywhere else on your body, dead skin, grime, product residue and excess sebum can build up and block follicles. The blockage prevents sebum from being released to work its moisturising magic and in extreme cases can even cause the hair production of follicles to cease.
Here are our very best Noughty little tips for scalps:
- For beautiful, thick manes of hair, pay more attention to your scalp. The surface of all skin from head to toe is constantly renewed, thanks to a constant cycling of cells that divide deep in the epidermis and work their way up to the surface of the skin. A dense mane of hair can make it harder for a scalp to do this, so it’s important that we give it a helping hand. Regular brushing, washing, massaging and even exfoliation, help to keep your scalp in good condition and your follicles clear so that renewal can take place undisturbed.
- Cut out the nasties. Sulphates and silicones can also wreak havoc with your scalp. Sulphates are well known to cause irritation and silicones are a prime culprit in causing blockage to follicles. Using natural shampoos like Noughty’s which don’t contain either of these nasties, will help contribute to a flaw-free scalp, ready for the mane of your dreams.
- For particularly sensitive, irritated or dandruff-prone scalps, our Care Taker Shampoo is just what the doctor ordered. The 97% natural formula gently cleanses and instantly relieves dry, itchy scalps. Rich in anti-irritant and scalp soothing ingredients such as bisabolol and oatmeal extract, it will help to leave your scalp feeling super soothed.
- Frequent heat styling is another foe for the scalp. Using heat on your hair causes the moisture within it to evaporate, leaving not only your hair but also your scalp dry. Now, we obviously aren’t going to tell you to ditch the straighteners and adopt the bird's nest look, but take care to replenish the moisture with a nourishing treatment like Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner.
So now you know. Healthy scalp equals healthy hair. Trust us, a little extra scalp love will be reflected from root to tip.