“Invest in the best products for your scalp”~Umberto Glannini
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Beauty Editor’s Note
Regardless of what hair care products or treatments you use it means absolutely nothing if you don’t start with a healthy scalp. The scalp is like soil for healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp equals healthy hair. If you can take care of the skin on your face and body you certainly can care for your scalp.
Why is it important to have a healthy scalp? It is important to have a healthy scalp because it determines the health and condition of the hair. Here are some solutions to consider. Dana
First Things First: Shampoo
The most important step is shampooing regularly. How often you shampoo can depend on hair type and texture. The general rule of thumb is shampooing weekly. If you suffer with issues such as dandruff you want to use shampoos formulated for that issue.
Rub-A-Dub-Dub What About A Hair Scrub
Your scalp needs to be exfoliated just like your skin does. There are many hair scrubs and shampoos with scrubs in them on the market these days. A scalp scrub is an ideal for natural scalp invigoration without any product. Massage into the hair in sections if your hair is thicker use smaller sections and massage each section. Make sure that you rinse the product out completely. You can do this process once a week as well.
Using a clarifying shampoo once a month can help with product buildup. We tend to be addicted to our styling products and using a clarifying shampoo is like a restart for our hair. Please keep in mind that clarifying shampoos are very drying, so you must use a hydrating conditioner or mask afterwards.
Don’t hesitate to consult a hair stylist about your scalp and hair concerns. You might have to see a trichologist, which is one who specializes in diseases of the hair and scalp. Dandruff issues can be controlled but not cured. Depending on the severity of it, you may have to see a dermatologist for specialized treatments that can help combat dandruff.
Dandruff can often pop up in the winter time because it’s so dry and cold. Dry scalp and dandruff are affected by the same yeast that resides on the scalp. And for the record, dandruff is not a hair issue, it’s a skin issue. It may be a little uncomfortable to talk about but don’t be afraid to address it. Hair stylists have seen a lot with hair and scalp and they can help assist you on this issue.
By Dana Hinnant, Beauty Editor
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Dana Hinnant, a Washingtonian native, whose journey into the beauty industry began 20 years ago after receiving her B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2000. She received her aesthetics training at Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Baltimore, MD.
Dana started as a local makeup artist and events coordinator with Alluring Looks, Inc. in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Her articles were featured in local publications such as Pose Magazine and Yndigo newsletter. In the mid-2000s, she was a volunteer instructor with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program, which landed her an esthetician position at an area day spa.
Over the past several years, Dana has worked with various non-profit organizations and small businesses. During her tenure as the President of the Health and Wellness division of the National Federation of the Blind DC affiliate, she utilized the platform to provide salon safety tips and skincare advice throughout the community. She was a consultant with the Ecumenical Health Council in Port Towns, MD doing beauty and wellness presentations at area churches and events.
In 2019, Dana received the Maryland Association of Community Service Award for Volunteer of the Year due to her community engagement work for The Arc of Prince George’s County. In addition, she also received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2020 from The Arc of Maryland. She is a member and an ambassador with the Professional Beauty Association. Dana is one of the co-owners of Capitol Collective Consulting LLC which launched in April 2021.
- Scalp detox treatment on a bathtub bamboo shelf. Head scalp exfoliator, silicone massager brush for circulation and follicle stimulation for optimal scalp health.
- Scalp massager against a pink background and Monstera leaf.
- Author bio photo is a headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowing caramel colored skin and short dark hair.