At Brilliance New York, we’re always looking for healthy ways to give our hair a healthy boost so that we can have brilliantly shiny hair. If winter hasn’t left your hair and your scalp feeling a little dry, you’re one of the lucky ones! We all experience dandruff and flaky scalps every now and then, and unfortunately, nobody is immune! Luckily, we’re here to bring you a few remedies for flaky scalps that can make a noticeable change seemingly overnight!
Change Your Diet
First things first, whenever you notice that there is anything off with your skin or your hair, the first place you should be looking at is how your diet affects your hair. What does your diet look like, are you eating foods that are nutrient-rich and good for you, what do your daily habits look like? (do you drink, smoke, etc?). All of these will affect the way that your body works, so when you notice that your scalp is dry and that your hair is looking flaky and dull, you should start with your diet.
Drink more water, eat more foods that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. One example of a food that is great for your hair is salmon. Salmon is rich in omegas and fatty acids and this will leave your hair shiny and healthy!
Alternatively, taking the right vitamins and supplements can have the same impact on your scalp and hair.
Argan oil is a wonderful moisturizer that is used to fight both dandruff and a naturally dry scalp. It is incredibly rich with vitamin E and antioxidants. Argan oil can bring new life into your hair and give your hair the healthy shine that you’ve always dreamt of. The Diamond Drops Hair Serum with Argan Oil and Diamonds from Brilliance New York is your first line of defense against a dry scalp. Use it to prevent a dry scalp before it even happens or repair and restore your hair and scalp after the fact. Either way, you can’t go wrong with the incredible properties of Argan oil for flaky scalps and dandruff.
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Everyone is familiar with exfoliating their skin, but many people forget to exfoliate their scalp. Just like the skin on your face, dead skin cells cause flaking — so it’s important to exfoliate your scalp a few times a week in order to remove the skin and to prevent flakes and dandruff.
Try a Hair Mask
A flaky scalp is the result of dry and damaged hair, so you will want to hydrate and moisturize your hair! If your conditioner isn’t quite cutting it, you may want to try a hair mask. Hair masks are similar to conditioner in the sense that they moisturize your hair, but that’s about where the similarities end. Hair masks, like this Essential Hydration Hair Mask, are applied to your hair either before your shower or after you wash your hair.
Simply spread it on your hair, let it sit for about 5 to 7 minutes and wash it out. Watch as the flaky scalp disappears and your hair’s brilliant shine returns!