Sunday, April 15, 2012

Don't Neglect Your Scalp

Today I did something I haven't done in a very long time. I gave my scalp some much needed tlc. 

So often I've written about loc maintenance, care, cleanliness, etc but I've admittedly ignored my scalp. I keep it clean, I avoid buildup but it seems that I forgot that it's skin requiring the same care as the rest of my skin.

I do spray it with a leave-in when it itches but I seldom use oils as I used to when I was a loose natural. I oiled and massaged my scalp today. It felt heavenly!  I dug around and found a steam cap and used it on my moisturized scalp.  My locs were outside of the cap, I was more interested in opening up my pores so all the nourishing oils would be fully absorbed.

Its only been a half hour since steaming but my scalp feels worlds different.  If you read my blog, you know how anal I am about avoiding buildup.  It seems I took cleanliness to the extreme and parched my poor scalp. Find the balance folks. Beware of sulphates but find a good clarifier. Beware of buildup but find a good moisturizer.  Beware of being heavy handed with product but don't leave your hair and scalp thirsty.

Find that balance.

Later all!

1 comments:

Cheleski aka KnottyAuthor Kicken The Truth said...

Share more about what you are learning about cleaning locks and build up. Great post!

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