Our hair is a reflection of our overall health and like facial skin, is closely linked to how we feel about ourselves – hence the concept of a ‘good hair day’ and ‘bad hair day’. Despite this, many of us continue to take our scalp for granted, failing to recognise the pivotal role it plays in achieving thick, full and luscious locks. That’s why, here at MONPURE we tend to think of scalp care as akin to gardening; nourish the soil and whatever grows out of it will flourish.
Scalp problems are often at the root of many of our hair concerns; itchiness, dryness, redness and hair loss are a few symptoms commonly associated with poor scalp condition. Interestingly, the skin on our scalp is rich in blood vessels and contains more hair follicles and sebaceous glands than any other part of our bodies. Each hair grows from and through an individual hair follicle, connected to which is a sebaceous gland. Each gland produces a lipid-rich secretion known as sebum to the surface of the skin which helps protect the surface of the skin, promoting healthy hair production.
The increased number of follicles and glands on our scalp, combined with the fact that it has its own specific skin flora, make our scalps particularly susceptible to certain skin disorders. It is therefore paramount that our scalps receive specific gentle care in order to promote healthy hair production.
Putting the scalp at the heart of your haircare regime is a sure-fire way to create the best environment for thicker, fuller hair to grow. Here are a few basic steps to follow:
This stage is especially important if you’re using a lot of leave-in styling products (like dry shampoo or salt spray), which can congest your hair follicles, inhibiting hair growth. This build up, along with any accumulated dead skin cells can be effectively removed by weekly exfoliation. Our Clarifying Scalp Scrub in particular, can help you get a clean slate, lifting away every last scrap of product with biodegradable jojoba beads and refreshing aloe vera.
Next, resuscitate your flagging hair follicles, with our Strengthening Essence-Conditioner. There’s not a silicone to be found in this formula, which instead contains a pioneering vegan silk protein to rebuild and protect the hair from within, rather than add a superficial coating as silicones do. Smooth it through your hair and scalp and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Last but not least, is our Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum. This clever serum contains special pumpkin seed extract and castor oil which work to stimulate the scalp, with the former having been scientifically proven to help block an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which has been shown to produce a chemical called DHT from testosterone, which is known to cause hair loss. As a result, strands are encouraged to grow through thicker and stronger. Just massage a few drops onto the scalp every morning, as part of your daily haircare routine.
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