Cleansing the Scalp
Because of the abundance of sebaceous (oil) glands that reside in the follicles, it’s important to regularly cleanse your scalp, so let’s start with shampoos for each scalp type.
If oil builds up, you can end up with clogged hair follicles, or even dandruff. Dandruff is triggered by a fungus that feeds off of the oils and causes skin cells to replenish more quickly and then flake or clump and stick to the scalp known as plaque, scale or seborrheic dermatitis.
The Holistic Hair Sensitive Shampoo with Lavender, Chamomile and Apple Cider Vinegar is the right choice for Sensitivity, Oiliness, Dandruff or Hair Loss.
Suffering from a dry scalp (lack of natural oil) then the Hydrating Shampoo will assist to restore moisture and hydration with its Avocado, Geranium and Palmarosa oils.
Normal scalp’s, families looking to switch to natural and who want to choose one shampoo that suits everyone or women in pregnancy should choose the Pure Shampoo. This honey-scented shampoo combines Manuka honey, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. We also recommend this shampoo for Eczema or Psoriasis.
An important tip is to apply or direct the shampoo into the scalp and roots of the hair as this is the place where the oils, dirt and dead skin cells reside.
Conditioning the Hair
Now we have discussed the scalp, let’s move on to your hair which needs to be assessed & treated completely separately.
Several factors need to be considered here, your hair texture & type, is it fine, medium or thick?
Do you have straight, wavy, curly or dry, damaged hair?
Where scalp’s need to be cleansed with shampoo, hair needs to be conditioned to remain smooth and shiny. Also, the hair texture, type and condition determine the ingredients that would benefit.
If your hair is fine, thinning or normal then Pure Conditioner or Sensitive Conditioner are good choices, dry, damaged, chemically-treated, curly, frizzy, thick, coarse or grey hair then go for the Hydrating Conditioner.
An important tip is to apply the conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and not the scalp or roots.
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Extra Care Treatment Products
Beyond cleansing and conditioning Holistic Hair offer extra care products aimed at treating a variety of conditions.
Herbal Finishing Rinse Concentrate can be used after every shampoo & condition. Diluted according to the instructions, it is drenched through the scalp & hair and left on (not washed out). This rinse ensures the scalp pH is at the normal 5.5 and it protects from bacterial and fungal conditions that trigger irritation and dandruff. Oily scalp’s particularly benefit from this additional extra care. Beneficial essential oils like Lavender calm the scalp and Chamomile adds shine to the hair.
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Scalp Treatment Oil is a multi-functional treatment oil. Use it as a spot treatment on dry or irritated areas of the scalp or massage into the entire scalp prior to sleep and then wash-out the next morning. This oil will help to soften any unwanted build-up of skin cells (commonly referred to as dandruff, scale or plaque) and is then easily wash-out with the shampoo. It is both nourishing and smells heavenly.
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Essential Scalp Spray is a support spray for normal hair health. Key ingredients encourage circulation to the follicles to assist the normal growth cycle of the hair and to minimise hair fall. This spray also helps to regulate overactive sebaceous oils and controls dandruff. It possesses powerful antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress helping to keep your scalp & hair healthy and strong. It’s a leave-in daily use spray.
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Finally, we always remind people that the hair follicles are a potential pathway for chemicals to enter the body and are also feed by a network of blood capillaries. Because of this it is important to choose your hair products carefully to mitigate toxic chemicals entering the body. Our carefully selected ingredients and 3-step safety & efficacy protocol is part of the reason people choose Holistic Hair products.
We hope this helps you to understand our natural hair care and choose a Holistic Hair regime.
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