Why a healthy scalp equals healthy hair

The skin on our head is as important as the skin on our face but only gets a fraction of the attention. Maybe the reason we often exclude our scalps from our self-care routine is the fact that it’s hidden underneath 100,000 + strands of our coveted hair. It makes sense, an unhealthy scalp is more difficult to spot than a bright red zit on our nose. While unpleasant flaking or uncomfortable itchiness is our usual indicator of an unbalanced scalp, did you know that the condition of our hair is directly related to the health of our scalps? Needless to say, when it comes to having the healthiest possible mane, it’s time we got down to the root of the issue; after all, a healthy scalp equals healthy hair.

Why is scalp health important?

Any Trichologist (hair and scalp specialists) will tell you that the most common hair concerns start with scalp problems.  Creating a healthy growth environment is essential for thick healthy hair, and one way we can do so is by keeping our follicles clean and unblocked.  Hair follicles blocked by debris, dead skin or our body’s very own oily-moisturizer, Sebum, can lead to permanent obstruction.  Once hair follicles become permanently plugged, they are at a much greater risk of being unable to produce hair ever again. In short, good scalp hygiene is an integral part of strand retention.

Tips for maintaining a healthy scalp

  • Wash your hair using a PH-balanced shampoo – avoid cleansers that include stripping sulfates. 
  • If you live in a high-pollution environment, throw an extra clarifying shampoo day into your routine. High levels of bacteria caused by sweat and pollution left on the scalp can lead to infection and itchiness.
  • Avoid putting heavy oils directly on your scalp; instead, oil only the hair itself.
  • If you notice build-up from dandruff, you can also try reducing the number of dairy products and sugary, salty or fatty foods you consume.
  • A healthy scalp equals healthy hair like a low stress life equals healthier hair follicles. To maintain the productivity of our follicles we have to work at lowering our levels of cortisol or in simpler terms, reduce the amount of stress in our lives.

The best scalp relief serum for every concern

For overall scalp health

Dr Barbara Sturm’s vitalizing SCALP SERUM contains key ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Purslane which provide intense hydration, addressing the effects of dryness while boosting overall scalp health, promoting naturally beautiful, shiny hair.

  • The serum provides intense hydration, boosting overall scalp health.
  • ATP, Algin and Papaya Extract helps to restore the scalp’s moisture balance
  • Panthenol helps to soothe irritated skin and calms the scalp

For protecting hair retention

The ANTI-HAIR FALL SCALP SERUM is a gentle scalp treatment that promotes the growth of strong, healthy-looking hair, provides radiant shine, vitality and volume and is fundamentally nourishing to the scalp.

  • Pro-Vitamin B5 promotes the resiliency of the hair shaft and achieves an ‘anti-splitting effect,’ improving hair condition.
  • Sunflower Sprouts and Tara Extract, which protect the hair and scalp against heat, pollution particles and UV stress.
  • Cationic Hyaluronic Acid boosts hydration.
  • 100% clean and vegan formulation.

For slowing the effects of oxidative stress

The SUPER ANTI-AGING SCALP SERUM is an ingredient science-rich treatment to repair damaged, stressed and lifeless hair and boost shine and volume.

  • Antioxidant-rich plant extracts Candle Bush, Sand Oat, Purslane and Thorny Knapweed help strengthen the scalp.
  • Pro-Vitamin B5 promotes the resiliency of the hair shaft and achieves an ‘anti-splitting effect,’ improving hair condition.
  • The serum contains Candle Bush, Sand Oat, Purslane and Thorny Knapweed – antioxidant-rich plant extracts that help strengthen the scalp.

For keeping the scalp balanced

The BALANCING SCALP SERUM is an ingredient science-rich treatment which restores the scalp’s natural balance for optimal hair health.

  • A special ingredient complex containing Japanese Camellia, Brown and Green Algae and Lavender soothes the appearance of irritation, redness and itching and reduces flakiness caused by a dry scalp.
  • In addition, Pro-Vitamin B5 promotes the resiliency of the hair shaft and achieves an ‘anti-splitting effect,’ improving hair condition.