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Scalp Health 101 - Tips for a healthy foundation


Your scalp health should not be overlooked in your hair care regimen. The scalp is the foundation for having healthy hair as it produces your hair growth and sebum needed to coat the new hair growth. Once your scalp is nourished and healthy it will ensure your hair is stronger, thicker, shinier and much more longer.

We often face scalp issues such as dryness, dandruff, clogged pores, hair shedding, and hair thinning. These issues  cause you to lose hair faster than you are growing. This is why it may seem like your hair is never growing when it actually is. In addition, if the scalp is neglected this can worsen these issues and cause inflammation and decrease the overall look and feel of your hair.

By nourishing our scalp, we can fix the underlying hair issues that are affecting us from reaching our hair goals. By taking of your scalp, you are fostering an environment  to promote healthy hair growth. Here are 4 steps to follow to keep your scalp healthy:


1. Cleanse your scalp frequently
Frequent cleansing is important for maintaining a healthy scalp. Let's face it, our scalp will accumulate build up over time from the products we use on a daily basis and the element's of the environment. All of this can can clog the hair follicles and lead to an irritated scalp if not cleansed frequently.  You should aim to wash your hair a minimum of 2 times a month and a maximum of 4 times a month. 

strengthen shampoo

Opt to use a sulfate free shampoo that balances your PH like the Bask & Lather Strengthen Shampoo. Our hair strengthening shampoo is formulated with natural ingredients to remove product build up, dirt, debris and excess oil. The formula will provide a deep clean of your and scalp without leaving it feeling stripped. The shampoo is rich in essential oils to neutralize the scalp and combat those common scalp issues More importantly, our shampoo (like all our other products) are free from silicones, mineral oils, drying alcohols, sulfates, parabens and fragrances.


2. Oiling Your Scalp
Oiling your scalp provides essential vitamins and minerals directly tot he scalp. The scalp will absorb the oils into the hair follicles. This will help to strengthen and repair the hair follicles. This will promote blood circulation which will stimulate stronger and faster hair growth.  As well as, maintaining the scalp's moisture balance to prevent itchiness, dryness as well as flakes. 

scalp stimulator

Our Bask & Lather Scalp Stimulator Oil is the only oil that your hair will ever need. Our Scalp Stimulator is formulated with cold pressed oils and infused with rosemary and mint. Rosemary and mint is a great combination to stimulate blood flow and circulation tot he scalp for hair growth. The stimulant is rich in omegas 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids which your scalp will love.

3. Massaging your scalp

 Scalp massages are a quick, easy and effective way to improve the health of your scalp. Scalp massages help to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. The follicles will absorb the minerals from our blood as well as hair oil to strengthen the hair follicles. The motion will stimulate and promote healthy hair growth. Also this practice aids in distributing the oils all over the scalp to improve the overall scalp condition. To get the best results, use your fingertips to gentle massage circulator motions on your scalp. You can do this for 5 to 10 minutes on a daily basis or on wash day. 





While cleansing, oiling, and massaging are crucial, it's equally important to let your scalp breathe. We all love wearing protective hairstyles such as braids but we should ensure that they are not done too tightly as this will cause tension on our scalp. As well as, avoid wearing it for an extended time such as over 8 weeks as our scalp needs to be cleansed and refreshed. Do ensure to give your scalp occasional breaks from the heavy styling. This approach allows your scalp to regulate its natural oil production and maintain a balanced environment. Remember, a healthy scalp is free from excessive pressure and product buildup, providing a strong foundation for beautiful, healthy hair.