What causes poor scalp health? Issues such as hormonal changes, stress, illness or diet allow bacteria to multiply and this can lead to excessive shedding or infection. Other causes of dandruff can be poor hygiene, infrequent shampooing, and the consumption of too many dairy products, fatty, salty or sugary foods.
What does a healthy scalp look like? “A healthy scalp should be clear of flakes and irritation or redness, and it should be free of dryness, or any signs of infection, or disruption of the skin on the scalp.” Any itchiness, irritation or burning sensations might be signs of an unhealthy scalp.
How can I strengthen my scalp naturally?
- Dial down the heat.
- Boost your vitamin intake.
- Go easy on the shampoo.
- Massage your scalp.
- Up the protein in your diet.
- Try an egg yolk mask.
- Use a cool rinse.
- Use aloe vera on your hair and scalp.
How can I increase blood flow to my scalp? All you have to do is lie down on your bed and gently drop your head upside down. By doing this, the blood flow to your scalp increases. You can also try doing asanas such as downward dog, headstand or standing forward pose. Don’t hang in there for too long as you can suffer a neck injury or feel dizzy.