Resolving Hair Issues


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It’s important to note that hair doesn’t make the person. However, with that being said healthy and beautifully styled hair can improve your overall look and help boost self confidence.

It’s also important to note that not all hair types are created equally; besides thickness, length and porosity levels, the health of any given scalp and how it reacts and affects your hair when oily, dirty, sweaty, etc varies from person to person. Here are some common issues which you may face with your own head of hair, and the best ways to remedy them.

Chronically Oily Roots
If you’ve noticed that your roots are always oily, it could be because you are over washing your hair. When you shampoo too frequently you strip your hair of its natural oils and the scalp believes it must produce more oil as a natural hair protectant. The best way to remedy this issue is to give your hair a little break from shampooing altogether. When you resume hair cleansing, use a scalp cleaning foam first that will help ensure the cleanliness of your scalp and then follow with a shampooing routine (with breaks in between the week).

Bumps on the Scalp
Just because your scalp may not be clearly and immediately visible due to the hair on your head, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t deserve the same amount of attention (if not more) than the rest of your skin when it comes to exfoliating and hydration. The products you use in your hair combined with constant brushing can sometimes irritate the scalp and breakouts and bumps. The best solution is to exfoliate your scalp with a exfoliating scrub at least once a week and make sure you are washing your hair thoroughly as well.

If you ever notice any of these issues or anything else with your hair or scalp that seems out of the ordinary make sure you consult with your Ottawa hair care professional. They will be able to provide a thorough hair and scalp assessment and then offer up the best solutions to ensure you have the healthiest hair and scalp possible.