The Ultimate Guide to the Proper Scalp Care for Your Scalp Type

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If we have different hair types, then does this mean that we also have different scalp types? The answer is – yes! This also means that there are specific scalp care routines for each scalp type. Not sure what’s meant for you and your scalp? Read on to find out!

Why is scalp care so important?

Our scalps are the foundation of our hair, so it goes without saying that with a properly pampered scalp, you are more likely to have stronger and healthier locks. 
Consider your scalp an extension of the face – it’s still skin, after all! But the skin of our scalp is more delicate and has a lower barrier function as compared to the rest of the skin of our bodies. In simple words, our scalp care needs to be as good as our hair and skincare. 
But first and foremost, let’s identify what your scalp type is and how to treat it!

5 Common Scalp Types and How To Care For Them

Dandruff Prone Scalp

When you have an itchy scalp along with large flakes that may look oily, chances are you have dandruff. These flakes are caused by the overproduction of scalp cells triggered by bacteria. Now, getting rid of dandruff can be done in multiple ways, but a great way to start is to use professional dandruff-specific products! 
Try out our best-selling Davines Purifying No Flakes Set with FREE OI Body Wash (₱ 2,785) – it comes with an anti-fungal purifying shampoo and purifying gel that effectively removes flakes.
Another option is the L'Oréal Serie Expert Instant Clear Pure Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (₱ 850). It clarifies and purifies the scalp while controlling flakes! Even better, it eases the sense of discomfort associated with dandruff.

Oily Scalp

If your hair easily becomes greasy 8-10 hours after washing, then you most likely have an oily scalp. Your scalp has a lot of sebaceous glands, which ultimately create sebum. Fluctuating hormones and using the wrong hair products are a few of the factors that contribute to oily scalps and hair.
When oily scalp is your concern, it’s best to use hair products that can rebalance the scalp.
Try the sulfate-free Davines Rebalancing Shampoo (₱ 1,085) – it regulates sebum production by cleansing the scalp without over-stimulating the scalp's sebaceous glands. 
For a targeted ritual, explore Kérastase Spécifique Divalent Anti-Oiliness Dual Ritual (₱ 4,950) – a balancing shampoo and detox cleanser duo designed to perfectly regulate excess sebum production and repair sensitized areas of the hair. 

Dry Scalp

Dry scalps can feel tight, dry, and itchy due to the lack of moisture on your scalp. It’s often confused with dandruff since they have similar symptoms but if your flakes are dry and small, you most likely have a dry scalp. Learn the difference between dry scalp and dandruff here.
If you have a dry scalp, then give the sulfate-free Davines Nourishing Shampoo (₱ 1,300) a shot. Its nourishing revitalizing formula makes your hair more healthy and full of life. 
Another gentle shampoo for dry scalps is the Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Scalp Genesis Soothing Shampoo (₱ 1,700). It helps to soothe and balance the scalp while the future condition of the hair is secured.

Sensitive Scalp

The most common sign of having a sensitive scalp is experiencing painful, itchy sensations with the appearance of red spots. Other signs of scalp sensitivity include inflammation, the appearance of flakes, dryness, and hair loss. 
Avoid using harsh hair products, and start using those that are soothing to the scalp such as the Davines Calming Shampoo (₱ 1,195). It’s specifically designed to treat inflamed, itchy, or irritated scalps for a healthier foundation of the hair. 
The Kérastase Spécifique Anti-Irritation Shampoo (₱ 1,750) works wonders as well! This silicone-free, hypoallergenic product cleanses and soothes the scalp to reduce itchiness, and gives hair a light, airy feel.

Aging Scalp

Your scalp changes with age, just like the rest of your skin! So, as you get older, you could possibly notice that your scalp is getting more white or grey hairs and is looking drier and lifeless. But don’t panic! We have solutions that can treat aging scalps and strands.
We recommend the Davines Renewing Anti-Aging Therapy Set (₱ 2,900), which is a shampoo and treatment duo that helps maintain the well-being of scalp and hair, promoting their longevity. 
Another recommendation is the Kérastase Chronologiste Regenerating Hair and Scalp Ritual (₱ 10,950). This complete ritual combines luxurious advanced technology and a unique sensory experience to make your scalp and hair feel and look youthful. 
Take your time in learning about how you can give proper care to your scalp and hair with HairMNL. After all, we believe that a healthy scalp condition supports healthy hair growth and is the first step to achieving beautiful hair. Not sure what your scalp type is? Avail of our FREE Consultation with hair experts!

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