You may have heard that you should treat the scalp the way you would your skin as it is an extension of your face. However, you should actually treat the scalp better than your face. And here’s why. Unlike skin covering your face, the scalp is thicker. It carries more blood than the rest of your skin. It has more sebaceous glands in order to produce sebum to protect hair. And with more sebaceous glands, it’s especially important to cleanse your scalp thoroughly. If sebum builds up on top of dead skin cells and dirt, hair follicles become clogged and can lead to hair thinning, hair loss and dandruff. To take good care of your scalp, include a pre-shampoo for the scalp.
Try: Derma-Rx Trichology Scalp-Clear Prewash, $65. This moisturising deep cleanser uses a fruit enzyme to exfoliate the scalp, remove excess sebum without drying the scalp.