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!


KnottyAuthor said...

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

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