Understanding The Scalp
Our scalp much like our gut has its own microbiome comprised of bacteria, fungus, and parasites that live on the surface of your scalp.This microbiome is properly regulated and nourished by our sebum. Our natural oils (sebum) and our microbiome work together to protect the scalp from the outside world, which means that keeping it in balance is critical to your overall hair health.
Stop Over Cleansing
When we shampoo too frequently we are over stimulating the sebaceous glands as well as stripping our natural microbiome. When disrupt this delicate ecosystem we can cause the over production of oil as well as many other scalp issues.
Creating new rituals and including products such as scalp oils will help you reap amazing healing benefits allowing you to nourish your scalp and regulate your oil production. The healthier the scalp is the higher quality hair you will produce. When we care for the scalp we can better achieve ultimate hair happiness.
Why use oil?
Applying oil to the scalp helps feed the healthy bacteria and assists in protecting the scalp. The scalps needs to be gently cleansed, moisturised and exfoliated periodically to support hair health. Oils are a great treatment that can gently do all of these things without disrupting your natural mircrobiome.
When we use oils prior to cleansing our hair they can help deeply cleanse the skin without stripping it of all of its essential moisture that it needs. This will help assist in lowering your oil production since it is not disrupting the delicate balance of the microbiome.
"like attracts like,"
Oil is perfect for removing dirt, grime, pollution, product build-up, and excess oil. It binds to all of these clogging substances and more, so it's easy to remove without stripping the scalp, thus making your oil production lower.
Oils that are beneficial to the scalp
Rosemary Rosemary encourages hair regeneration by stimulating blood circulation to the scalp which in turn prevents clogged follicles, premature greying, controls dandruff and soothes inflammation.
Supercharged with multi-beneficial properties including anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial agents, this amazing cure-for-all plant does wonders as a natural growth stimulant and is highly recognized for its ultra tranquil, detoxifying and sedative powers.
Cedar-wood Oil Full of active anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial agents it performs best combined with other essential oils to simultaneously work together to improve circulation, relieve dry and itchy scalps, strengthen hair follicles and reduce hair loss.
Watercress Watercress oil is also a natural skin detoxifier and fights off free radicals which relieve itching and burning sensations to the skin.
Castor Oil Reduces inflammation and balance the pH level in the scalp, this encourages circulation and enhances the growth of hair follicles by improving thickness and locking in moisture and shine.
Hemp Seed Oil The endless benefits of this oil include its ultra-moisturizing properties that act as the skin’s natural lipids, in addition to preventing water loss and breakage by strengthening strands, regular use assists in making hair thicker.
Sunflower Sunflower Oil is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that naturally eliminate growth-hindering bacteria in order to promote cell growth while also controlling frizz and in turn contributing to silky smooth locks with a lustrous shine.
Almond Seed A natural emollient that contains high concentrations of vitamin A, B, and E to help soften hair and lock in moisture, shine and brilliance to dull, lackluster hair. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help to deeply nourish the scalp by encouraging blood circulation in order to rejuvenate hair follicles and soothe any skin irritation.
Jojoba Oil Enriched with moisturizing and conditioning properties that act as a natural barrier for strands, this nutrient-rich oil contains an abundance of benefits for hair and complexion. Recognized for its close resemblance to the natural sebum found in our skin, this popular ingredient is infused with multi-vitamins to strengthen hair, promote thickness and reduce hair loss.
Red Raspberry Seed Packed with a potent dose of antioxidants, Red Raspberry Seed provides a natural source of UVA and UVB sun protection. It boosts ultra-moisturizing benefits to the scalp while balancing the natural sebum production vital in warding off environmental stressors. The oil also works to strengthen hair preventing breakage and split-ends. Anti-inflammatory agents offer healing relief to inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Peppermint Peppermint oil acts as a vital ingredient in balancing the unique pH level in the scalp. A natural antiseptic and antimicrobial treatment, this oil helps to fight dandruff by conditioning the scalp and initiating hair regeneration.
What scalp oil do I buy?
We love and use Hui Hui scalp oils as they combine all of these amazing oils into one nourishing scalp serum.
How to use oils to help minimize oil production
Apply your nourishing hair oils 8 hours prior to shampooing the hair 1-2 times a week. This allows for the scalp to be deeply nourished and will aid in cleansing. When we use this treatment prior to shampooing it allows the shampoo to do a better job at removing grime and dirt without stripping the hair. When the scalp is deeply but gently cleansed you will feel the need to cleanse less giving your scalp the ability to better regulate its oil production. Goodbye greasy hair!