3 Steps to a Healthier Scalp

A woman with curly hair applies oil to her scalp using a dropper. - K. Charles & Co. in San Antonio and Schertz, TX

Everyone wants hair that is strong, healthy and luxurious, and to achieve this, we need to take care of our hair’s home: your scalp. A balanced and well-cared-for scalp can fight excess oil, reduce premature aging AND produce beautiful hair.

Just like you have a skincare routine, we think you should have a scalpcare routine. Follow along for our three steps to a healthy scalp and learn how to incorporate scalp care into your beauty routine.

Step 1: Exfoliate
Just like you do with the skin on your face and body, the first step to your scalp care routine is to exfoliate. Ensure your scalp is free of pollutants, excess oils and product build up using a scalp brush, like Scalp Solutions Stimulating Massager, to lift impurities. Follow this up with an exfoliating treatment like Aveda’s Scalp Solutions Exfoliating Scalp Treatment, a liquid gel that exfoliates the skin without disrupting the scalp’s moisture barrier, while gently lifting impurities.

Step 2: Cleanse & Condition
Once you’ve sloughed off the product buildup and dead skin, it’s time to wash it all away with a gentle cleansing shampoo, like Aveda’s Scalp Solutions Balancing Shampoo that helps to improve your scalp’s hydration while cleansing. Follow up with Aveda’s Scalp Solutions Replenishing Conditioner to soften, detangle, and hydrate your hair and scalp even further.

Step 3: Protect & Refresh
Day-to-day exposures to pollution, oxidative stressers and environmental conditions can throw the skin on your scalp off balance, which is why you need some extra protection.
During the day, reinforce your scalp’s moisture barrier, control sebum and refresh between washes with Aveda’s Scalp Solutions Refreshing Protective Mist. This mist is applied directly to the scalp and is great for breaking up oils to extend time between washes, leaving your hair smelling like a blend of citrus, neroli and mint. For a little extra love before you hit the pillow at night, treat your scalp with an overnight serum like Aveda’s Scalp Solutions Overnight Scalp Renewal Serum that works to hydrate and soothe irritated skin, and that supports a healthy microbiome, all while you sleep.

Hydration and balance are the keys to a healthy scalp. Follow these steps, and your scalp will be sure to thank you with gorgeous hair!

Pop into the salon to shop Aveda’s Scalp Solutions line or shop from our virtual store here.