Our tips for a balanced scalp all year round
We all know about seasonal skin care, but how many of us take care of our scalp all year around? It may seem unnecessary but taking care of your scalp can improve your hair growth and health. Here are our best tips and tricks to ensure your scalp oils are balanced all year round.
Tip 1: Use the right products
Using the right products for your hair type is important to balance your scalp and it starts with shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo gets rid of dirt, oil and product build up while conditioner helps to replenish moisture and hydrate your hair. At Enigma, we love the Kevin Murphy Hair Care Range. Kevin Murphy’s products have a high concentration of botanical ingredients which makes their range much higher in quality than generic brands (who usually cut costs by diluting their ingredients). Their range is extensive and takes a prescription based approached - so you can tailor your haircare to your specific needs. While the Kevin Murphy Range is extensive, we do have a few go to favourites that are great for balancing your scalp and its oils, all year round.
The Maxi Wash is the ultimate detox shampoo! It gently yet effectively removes unwanted product and mineral build-up from the hair without stripping it of its natural oils. A soothing blend of tea tree, thyme and rosemary essential oils purify and restore balance for clean, clear and refreshed strands.
If you can’t help yourself and you wash your hair everyday, you need the right shampoo for the job to ensure your scalp isn’t compromised. The Balancing Wash is the yin and yang of everyday shampoos, formulated to cleanse the hair and scalp while a nourishing blend of amino acids and antioxidants-rich oils restore moisture, strengthen the hair and protect gently, yet effectively against colour-fading.
Scalp Spa Wash
Like we keep saying, healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp! The Scalp Spa Wash is infused with a luxurious blend of skin-loving ingredients like micellar water, celery seed extract and rose water. This wash gently cleanses, soothes and balances moisture levels to nurture your scalp back to health and create the optimal foundation for healthy hair.
Tip 2: Dry Shampoo
One of the number one mistakes clients make is how often they should wash their hair. Believe it or not, over washing your hair can often do more harm than good. Getting rid of scalp oils can create dry and damaged hair, or trigger the over production of oils leaving your hair feeling more greasy than when you started. Our top tip to keep your hair refreshed between washes - dry shampoo! Dry shampoo uses active ingredients to soak up oils and sweat from your hair, making it appear cleaner without having to strip any oils. Our favourites include:
Schwarzkopf Refresh Dust
This dry shampoo is the king of dry shampoos! Whether you need it to soak up the oils mid week or give your fresh washed hair longevity, this dry shampoo is the secret weapon you need to extend your time between washes.
Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair
This product is amazing! Faking a blow- out has never been so easy. Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair soaks up excess dirt, oil and product from the hair. Citrus oil instantly freshens and deodorise with its delightful scent while delivering antioxidant benefits with shine and hold.
Tip 3: Treat yourself to a Professional Wash
We’ve all come home from the hairdressers before and thought, how do they do it?! How do they get my hair so clean and so smooth! Treating yourself to a professional shampoo and styling appointment is like treating yourself to a facial. It’s the extra mile you just can’t quite achieve at home. A stylist can prescribe your hair with the care it needs, and use professional products to cleanse, hydrate and balance the scalp. Now we’re not necessarily suggesting that every time you need to wash your hair you should go to the hairdressers but, getting a professional wash once a month is a fantastic way to reset the hair and scalp as the seasons change.
Find out more about our keratin treatments and how they can benefit your hair here.