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Hair Care Is Scalp Care

Your hair is an extension of you, but it’s also essentially dead. Like your fingernails, hair is a structure made mainly of keratin that grows underneath the skin, and once it is exposed it is already dead. So when we talk about hair care, what we are really talking about is scalp care. Your scalp is the most important part of your hair, since it’s the living surface that your hair springs from, and having a healthy scalp leads to having healthy hair.

What Your Scalp Does

Your scalp isn’t just the place hair comes from, though. It is also part of the system that keeps your hair looking nice.

Hair starts out as a protein structure growing in follicles, hollow arrangements of cells just beneath the skin surface. When the hair is growing, its condition can be affected by your nutrition. Just like the dog food commercials that assure you your dog will have a glossier coat once it eats their dog food, you can modify your eating habits to make healthy, glossy hair. In order to ensure that this happens, you should make sure to eat lots of lean proteins and a mix of vegetables in different colors; each color represents a different, valuable set of nutrients. Vitamin E is especially important.

Taking Good Care Of It

To take good care of your scalp, you have to be sure that it’s kept clean and dry, but not washed too harshly; if it becomes too dried out or irritated, it can harm the follicles and cause hair loss. It is important to treat dry scalp, dandruff, and other scalp conditions right away, before they spread or become worse.

Try not to dry your hair or scratch your head too much, because these things are very hard on the skin of your scalp and can cause hair loss problems down the line.

Fixing Problems

There are shampoos and conditioners available for most of the problems you might have with your scalp; you don’t need to try to get in there with regular skin treatments, although if you shave your head there’s no reason why you should not use those products on your scalp as well as other parts of your body. As long as you know when to respond to situations with your scalp and you take good care of it, you will keep having strong and healthy hair for as long as possible.

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