So I had a new client come in this past week and wanted to debate the grease question. I personally and professionally say nay to grease, heavy pomades or the like. As far as I’m concerned, heavy greases are a thing of the past… Today, we should be concerned with a healthy scalp, not a greasy one. Not only does it weigh down your hair and forbid movement (yall know how I love movement) but more importantly, (I guess, lol) it clogs your follicles. Your scalp needs air just like you do. Heavy pomades suffocate.
A healthy scalp is a reflection of what’s happening internally. A proper balanced diet is best for your hair. Hair, Skin and Nail vitamins are a great supplement to add to your morning regime. If your scalp is dry, try natural oils. Good ol’ Olive Oil—extra virgin— can do the trick. Use just enough to make your scalp shiny. Another great alternative is Kiehls Silk Groom Serum. It’s better to use a light fix more often, up to twice a day then it is to clog your follicles with heavy pomades that last all week.
Now y’all know I want to tell you to visit a professional salon that can handle your texture of hair. (Remember, you get what you pay for.) And if you can afford the luxury of letting them work their magic, and work it all out for you…please do so. But, since we’re in a recession, I’ll give you a few tips about making the most your weekly at-home cleansing regimen:
Heat up extra virgin olive oil. Apply to the scalp in small sections. Place a plastic processing cap on for 15 min with heat or 30 min without heat. Immediately apply shampoo before rinsing oil with water.
Using good shampoos is a must. Tea tree and moisturizing shampoos are a great 2nd place to healthy diet. Nizoral is an inexpensive dry scalp shampoo and can usually do the trick after few uses in combination with good conditioners.
Avoid hot water. Try using lukewarm to room temperature water instead. Hot water is damaging to your skin.
Hope this helps! Good LuckRead Also