The Importance of Scalp Care

Good morning everyone. If you read my blog on the regular, you may remember that I talked a bit about my current hair-care routine in a recent post. Well, to continue this conversation, I'd like to take this opportunity to share some new hair-care products I've been using as of late.

I've often talked about how crazy my schedule tends to get and well, as much as I hate to admit it, because I love doing what I do, just how stressful running your own business can be! Though I was always well aware of how harmful stress can be in general, I am not sure I truly realized just how much it affects my hair and causes root and scalp concerns. But it isn't just stress of course, it's also the fact that I continuously put my hair through the wringer with constant coloring, heat styling, and styling product overuse. Beyond that, I live in LA, so things like pollution, recycled air and water contaminants are a given. Naturally, all of the above take a toll and scalp concerns like itchiness and irritation are definitely two major concerns I deal with.

On a recent trip to New York, as I was sitting at breakfast with my Kérastase fam, I happened to mention some of these concerns and they suggested a few products from the new Kérastase Spécifique line, designed specifically to care for the scalp and address the issues I've mentioned above. So, without further ado, here is what I'm using at the moment:

I start by washing my hair with Bain Stimuliste, an energizing shampoo designed specifically for normal or thinning hair to cleanse and sooth the scalp, and also to reduce itchiness. I often wash my hair before I go to bed and let it air-dry, this way I can skip blow-drying my hair and reduce some of the damage associated with it. Finally, once my hair is completely dry, I brush it for about 10 minutes with a boar bristle paddle brush to stimulate the scalp and increase blood circulation.

Next, I use Masque Hydra-Apaisant to moisturize and soothe the scalp. If I am not particularly pressed for time, I like to use this mask while taking a bath and keep it on for as long as possible. I find that the steam from the bath helps the product to absorb even better and makes my hair feel really smooth and soft after.

Last but certainly not least is the Traitement Intensif Anti-Affinement, designed specifically to recapture volume, shine, and flexibility, and to combat the appearance of thinning hair. Super easy to use, I apply it to clean, dry hair about 3 times a week and always make sure to massage the scalp after each application to really help it penetrate.

Though I haven't been using this regimen for very long yet, I can definitely see a difference already. Aside from the scalp benefits, my hair feels much more manageable and flexible, so I am definitely planning on using these 3 on continues basis and of course keep you updated of my progress!

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