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Increase your scalp circulation for healthier hair

May 02, 2013 -- Urban Salon Finder

The best way to strengthen hair follicles, promote hair growth, and reduce dry skin and dandruff is to increase the blood circulation to your scalp.  You can achieve this by massaging your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes a day.  Reach from underneath you hair as if you were washing it, and move your fingers in a circular motion.  Apply enough pressure to move the skin surface, and make sure to give attention to every area of the scalp.  Incorporating a couple drops of essential oil such as lavender, ylang ylang, and cedarwood will further stimulate your scalp and make your massage more healthful and relaxing.

Not all products containing alcohol are bad for your hair

February 15, 2013 -- Urban Salon Finder

Not all alcohol dries out hair and causes frizz--some types of alcohol, such as fatty alcohols, can actually draw in moisture and help prevent hydration loss.  Lauryl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, Myristyl alcohol, Stearyl alcohol, Cetearyl alcohol, and Behenyl alcohol are all fatty alcohols that are typically derived from various natural sources such as coconut.  These fatty alcohols are usually found in moisturizers and conditioners and can give a smooth, soft feeling to the hair shaft by helping the cuticle to lie flat on the surface of the hair.  You don't have to feel guilty for using a product containing a fatty alcohol as long as you are happy with the results, and your hair looks and feels healthy.

Only oil or grease your scalp as needed

August 02, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

A healthy and clean scalp naturally secretes oils for lubrication, so there is no need to grease or apply oil every day.  Sometimes different factors, such as extreme weather conditions, can cause the scalp to feel dry, so you may need to use a product.  Oil is great for relieving dry and itchy scalp--just apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently massage onto the affected area.  The days of applying pomade directly to your freshly washed scalp as a routine are long and gone--only oil or grease your scalp as needed.

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