Types of Scalps – How to Protect Them During Summers
Different Types Of Scalp And How To Protect Them During Summers.
Just like the summer months take a toll on your skin, the sweltering heat and humidity can also make the scalp their prey and invite issues like increased oiliness, dandruff, split ends, frizziness, etc. This inevitably calls for a thorough SCALP CARE during summers. Just like skincare, hair care is also crucial to maintain a healthy scalp and keep these scalp issues at bay. But before we reveal the effective ways to protect the scalp during the hot days of summer, we would like you to understand the what are the different types of scalps, and how to take care of them accordingly. From oily to sensitive, here’s a complete guide on different types of scalps and the various protective ways.
4 Different types of scalps
Take a look at the different scalp types to identify which group you belong to:
- Oily scalp: This scalp implies having overactive sebaceous glands on the scalp, which makes the hair oily and greasier (even on your hair wash day).
- Dry scalp: If your hand frequently reaches your scalp to soothe itchiness or irritation, then you are dealing with a dry scalp. Dry scalp results due to lack of moisture, and less sebum production, leading to irritated skin, and dusty flakes.
- Sensitive scalp: Do you constantly feel a burning, stinging, prickling sensation on your scalp? If yes, then you have a sensitive scalp, one of the most dreaded types of scalps.
- Normal/balanced scalp: Normal scalp means there is balanced sebum production and the scalp has an ideal pH level. Shiny, healthy, and radiant hair is the resultant effect of this scalp type.
Now that you know about the different types of scalps, let’s focus on scalp protection during the hot and humid days of summer.
Scalp protection during summer
Protecting your scalp and hair during summer can become easier with these simple tips:
Wash your hair regularly: Cleansing your scalp (ideally twice or thrice a week) is essential to maintain optimum scalp health. For an oily or a sensitive scalp, you will need a dedicated hair care product to banish dirt, grime, and build-up from the scalp. Similarly, for a dry and brittle scalp, you will need something that can help tackle split ends or breakage. We’d recommend going for a strengthening shampoo that provides anti-breakage or anti-split ends benefits while gently and effectively removing grime and build-up from the scalp. Follow it up with a hair serum to protect your hair during summers.
Condition your hair properly: To keep your hair frizz-free, nourished, and hydrated, it is essential to complete the hair wash routine during summers with a conditioner. Depending on your hair needs, you can choose a hair conditioner accordingly. If hair breakage and split ends are your primary concern this summer, you can trust an anti-breakage and anti-split ends conditioner. Remember, there are considerable differences between hair fall and hair breakage, hence choose your scalp and hair care products accordingly and wisely.
Apply hair oil wisely: Massaging your scalp and hair with oil during summer is necessary. Yes, you read it right. Peppermint oil (coupled with aloe vera) can ward off dandruff, bad odour, sweat, and oil. Jojoba oil works best on an itchy scalp. Pro tip: Don’t oil your hair if you already have an oily scalp type as it might further clog the pores.
Opt for a scalp detox: Deep cleansing of scalp or scalp detox (fortnightly) can help rebalance your scalp, eliminate build-up, and nourish the scalp and hair. Further, the process can also aid in stimulating hair follicles, and promote hair growth.
Avoid hair styling tools: Using hair styling tools (near the scalp area) can instantly spike scalp temperature and cause itchiness, flakes, and dry scalp. Hence, give your hair styling tools some rest this summer and opt for simple hair summer styles. If you really have to use a heat style tool, make sure you apply a heat protectant before starting the process.
No matter what type of scalp you have, you can protect your scalp and hair like a pro with these above-mentioned tips. And keep browsing through the vast collection of Garnier hair care products to achieve a healthy scalp and flaunt radiant tresses.