Like most luxurious and elaborate architecturial structures, the primary focus for the blueprint was the foundation. Once a solid foundation is achieved the design options are infinite. Think about some of the magnificent architectural structures you see around the world today, Effile Tower in Paris, Taj Mahal in India and Golden Gate Bridge in the US. Those structures all started with a solid foundation.
Just as seen in architecture, you should apply that same idea of focus to your scalp. Your scalp is your foundation to the hair strands on your head. A healthy scalp should be desired so you can have luxurious hair that is admired.
When thinking of what constitutes an irritated scalp I am not just talking about the commonly known dandruff. In fact, I am talking about all potential reversible and irreversible scalp conditions which can be identified by a dermatologist. Here are a few: psoriasis, dermatitis, discoid lupus, eczema, alopecia, folliculitis, etc.
Ultimately, having a healthy scalp means being aware of what is going on with your foundation and taking steps and/or performing routines that help in achieving and maintaining the healthiest scalp for yourself. You may be wondering what it is you could be doing now to have a better understanding of your scalp/foundation. For starters, begin by simply scheduling an appointment with your dermatologist. They will be able to inform you of what is going on with your scalp. Next, schedule an appointment with your professional licensed cosmetologist and discuss your findings with them. This will ensure you receive maximum attention to your specific needs and will help your stylist better recommend products you should consider using or even should be staying away from.
Stay tuned as I continue to reveal deeper into what it means to have a “healthy scalp” and why the pursuit of a healthy scalp is important. As a professional cosmetologist, I have seen many guests in my chair and many come to me with concerns of their scalp. From working with cancer patients who’ve experienced hair loss after undergoing radiation from chemotherapy, working with guests who have lupus and even working with the everyday common concern of dry scalp has taught me a lot about properly caring for your scalp. I look forward to sharing what I know with you!
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