WHY IS SCALP HEALTH IMPORTANT? What is happening on your scalp directly affects how your hair will look. Basically, a healthier scalp equals more beautiful hair. Your scalp contains a fine balance of delicate microorganisms designed to keep hair healthy. Conditions such as dryness, flaking, itchiness and even excess oils can all negatively impact scalp health, which can result in hair looking damaged and unhealthy. Just like the rest of your skin, the scalp has its own needs—not only to be cleansed, but to be detoxed, nourished and protected. This is why regular scalp care should be an essential part of your skincare regimen. WHAT CAN THROW SCALP HEALTH OUT OF WHACK? You may have heard that environmental pollutants can disrupt your skin—and that’s true of your scalp too. These can lead to an imbalance in your scalp microbiome. Also chronic use of common Anti-Dandruff Shampoos and treatments contain chemicals which cause continued imbalances in the scalp microbiome, creating a vicious cycle ensuring that dandruff and dermatitis will come right back. DO WORKOUT HABITS AFFECT SCALP HEALTH? If you love working up a sweat, but regularly neglect to shampoo it off post-gym, you could be creating ripe conditions for “bad” microbes to thrive. These microbes release by-products, which cause oxidant stress that can be damaging to the health of the scalps skin. Plus, the surplus oil on your scalp can oxidise, too. Regular and effective cleansing of the scalp and hair is so very important, we recommend detoxing via a deep-cleansing scalp exfoliant such as OMIT Headcare Scalp Scrub weekly, especially if you need to remove a buildup of sweat, oil and styling gunk. SO HOW CAN WE BEST LOOK AFTER THE SCALP? For scalp and hair health, shampoo every two-three days. If you experience itching, flaking and dryness, it may even help to cleanse and condition daily with OMIT Headcare products which benefit both your scalp and hair. Contrary to popular belief, conditioner isn’t only for parched ends the hair at your roots can also be damaged, especially if the scalp is unhealthy. WHAT SHOULD WE LOOK FOR IN A SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER? Beyond how well your haircare cleanses, look for skin-enhancing ingredients, too. The OMIT Headcare range is more than just your average haircare range‚ the products are jam-packed with nourishing ingredients for your scalp, which act like moisturisers similar to the moisturising benefit you get from your skincare products. By detoxing grime, rebalancing and protecting your scalp microbiome and nourishing the skin on your head, you’ll have the healthiest hair you’ve ever had.