HOW TO SOOTHE A SENSITIVE SCALP AND HELP RESTORE ITS BALANCE
Dandruff, itching: handling these issues involves identifying and understanding what causes them.
The scalp is covered with a hydrolipidic film that protects it against stress factors and bacteria, while ensuring its suppleness. In some cases, this natural film may be damaged and no longer able to effectively fulfill its function.
* Stress, accumulated fatigue, vitamin deficiency and poorly balanced diets have an impact on sebum secretion and the skin's pH balance.
* The sun, chlorine, salt and pollution may irritate and dehydrate the scalp. More specifically in wintertime, dry air promotes scalp dryness and sensations of tightness.
* Color, permanent and straightening treatments are not always well tolerated and may lead to irritation, followed by possible flaking.
* Insufficient sebum production is likely to result in scalp dryness and uncomfortable pulling sensations. By contrast, excess sebum promotes the abnormal growth of microbial flora, occasionally followed by itching.
* The fact that the epidermis undergoes constant renewal in the stratum corneum causes a permanent and natural formation of dead cells, i.e. dandruff. Dandruff most frequently sheds from the scalp during hair washing. However, in case of dandruff conditions, the process of dead cell formation is accelerated and leads to well-known and unpleasant side effects: continuous shedding of dandruff flakes, itching, and irritation.
Once you have indentified the source of the problem, adopt the right routine and suitable products to take care of and desensitize your scalp.
The steps to follow:
* Shampoo must be used with care: take the time to do it right by moistening the scalp thoroughly with water to correctly eliminate dead cells during the emulsion phase.
* Rinsing must also be performed very carefully: it is necessary to ensure the cleansing effect of the shampoo and eliminate it properly to prevent the risk of itching. Emulsify your shampoo gradually by adding small amounts of water while massaging it in, then rinse thoroughly.
* If hair is shampooed too quickly, the dead cells begin shedding during drying, just like dandruff.
* Do not use products that are too strong and may risk damaging the scalp and causing abnormal sebum secretion. A shampoo does not have to make a lot of foam to be effective!
Our product advice:
* As a pre-shampoo treatment, apply a few drops of Régénérescence naturelle, a cocktail of essential and plant oils, to help cleanse, stimulate and regenerate the scalp, as well as neutralize itching.
* Choose your shampoo based on your scalp type to effectively treat the problem. Bain traitant à la Propolis treats dandruff conditions and instantly relieves itching thanks to its anti-microbial and healing properties.
* Once a week, indulge in a soothing treatment with Crème aux Fleurs. This ultimately calming, low-foaming cleansing cream was specially formulated to soothe very sensitive skin reacting to the aggressive effect of excessively detergent products. Applied to dry hair instead of a shampoo, it delivers an instant sensation of well-being and incomparable softness in hair. You can also apply it after hair color treatments to relieve the scalp and recondition hair.
Tip: for use on a sensitive scalp with dandruff, combine Bain traitant à la Propolis with Crème aux Fleurs (50/50 mixture) before applying to a dry scalp.
Allow your scalp to breathe again and restore beautifully healthy hair thanks to this advice!