Article: Scalp Health 101: The Basics of Scalp Health
Scalp Health 101: The Basics of Scalp Health
Have you ever wondered what makes your hair strong, shiny, and healthy?
Spoiler alert: it starts with a healthy scalp
The scalp, though often overlooked, plays a significant role in hair health. The scalp is a part of your skin, and just like other parts of your skin, it requires proper care and attention.
The scalp is also the foundation upon which your hair grows and, as a result, has significantly more glands, pores, and follicles that act as entry and exit points to the body and make the scalp more sensitive than other areas of the skin. Neglecting scalp health can lead to a variety of issues, from hair loss to dandruff.
But what does a healthy scalp look like? A healthy scalp should be well-moisturized, free of irritation, and should not have any flaking or excess oil. It should also feel comfortable - free from itching or tightness.
Maintaining scalp health requires a holistic approach. It’s not just about the products you apply on your scalp, it’s about your diet, lifestyle, environment, and overall health.
Yes, what you eat, how often you exercise, and even how much stress you have in your life can affect the health of your scalp. A healthy scalp is key to having beautiful, strong hair. When your scalp is healthy, your hair follicles – which are the tiny sacs in the scalp where hair grows – are in their optimal state. This leads to hair that’s not just healthy but also vibrant and full of life.
The picture below is the scientific explanation of how hair grows (and is probably too much science for most). The takeaway is: hair grows from the scalp and if the scalp is not healthy, the hair will not be healthy.
This is why SUNDAY II SUNDAY products are designed to support and promote a healthy scalp, because of it's foundational important in healthy hair.