7 Must-Know Tips for Healthy Hair & Scalp

TL:DR Summary

  • Exfoliate Regularly: Keeps your scalp healthy by removing dead skin cells.
  • Maintain Moisture: Use natural oils to prevent dryness and flaking
  • Scalp Massage: Stimulates blood flow and promotes hair health.
  • Limit Chemicals: Avoid treatments that can damage hair and scalp.
  • Protect from Sun: Prevents scalp damage and hair loss.
  • Healthy Diet: Supports hair growth with essential nutrients.
The table presents a comprehensive guide to maintaining healthy hair and scalp, outlining ten key tips with their respective descriptions and recommended frequencies, ranging from regular washing to sun protection and dietary advice.
Tips for Healthy Hair & Scalp


Throughout my time in the aesthetics field, I have met many clients. Each one has unique hair and scalp needs. My training in Health Science (Aesthetics) helps me understand these needs well. I’ve learned that good hair and scalp health is about more than products. It’s about your lifestyle, what you eat, and how you care for your hair.

Award-Winning Scalp Care: 7 Must-Knows for Healthy Hair

In this article, I’ll share seven key tips for better hair and scalp health.

These tips come from science, my own observations, and client feedback. They’re easy to follow, no matter your hair type. You’ll learn about the importance of a balanced diet, the right hair care products, and daily habits that help. These tips will guide you to healthier, more lively hair and scalp.

Exfoliation of the scalp helps to boost the skin cell turnover. If you can, exfoliate your scalp on a regular basis

1. Always Remember to Exfoliate

Exfoliating the scalp is vital for skin cell turnover. I recommend doing it often. For those with psoriasis or dry skin, try it two to three times a week. This process removes dead skin cells. Using a facial scrub before shampooing can help with this.

Hannah Gaboardi, a trichologist, notes that scalp health affects hair growth. Issues like dandruff and psoriasis can cause hair breakage. They might even lead to early hair loss. So, taking care of your scalp is key for healthy hair.

Most of the common scalp problems are the result of dry skin at the scalp. ​This is exaggerated by dehydrated tissue. when you are showering, try to avoid proposing or scope to hot water when you can.

2. Maintain the Moisture Level

I often see clients with dry scalp issues. Skin dehydration is a significant contributing factor. To help, avoid hot water in showers. Use lukewarm water instead. It keeps the scalp’s natural oils. These oils keep your scalp moist. Also, try not using a hair dryer. Letting your hair air dry can help. It gives your scalp a rest from heat.

3. Massage your Scalp

From my experience in aesthetics, I can say massaging your scalp is important. Your scalp has many blood vessels. They bring oxygen and nutrients to your scalp’s tissues. Massaging keeps the blood flowing. This helps keep your scalp healthy. How do you do it? Spend 10 minutes gently moving your fingers in circles on your scalp. This is a simple way to massage it.

 While a great perm, straightening or hair colouring treatment can help improve the look of your hair, the chemicals used in this treatments will actually irritate your scalp and caused some damage

4. Limit the use of Chemical Treatments

In my years in the aesthetics industry, I’ve seen how chemical treatments can affect hair and scalp health. Perms, straightening, or coloring can make your hair look good. But, the chemicals in them can harm your scalp. If you want these treatments, always go to a professional. They know how to reduce harm to your scalp. Also, listen to their advice on how often to get touch-ups.

If you feel itching or burning, tell your stylist right away. Stop the treatment. Anabel Kingsley, a top trichologist at Philip Kingsley, says your scalp is living tissue. It supports your hair follicles and the hair that grows from them. So, anything that hurts your scalp can harm your hair’s health too.

5. Protect Your Scalp from Sun Damage

As an Aesthetic Director, I have seen many hair treatment cases. I know perms, straightening, or coloring can make your hair look good. But, these treatments have chemicals. They can hurt your scalp and damage your hair. If you still want to use them, please see a professional. They know how to keep your scalp safe. Listen to them about when to get touch-ups. If your scalp feels bad, like itching or burning, tell your stylist fast. Stop the treatment right away. This is important for your hair and scalp health.

While cleaning your scalp is an important part of hair and scalp care, the type of shampoo you use is also important.

6. Shampoo Daily

You might wash your hair every day. This is good. But if you have scalp issues, you might not do this daily. It’s key to clean your scalp well. Yet, the shampoo you choose matters too. Pick one that’s gentle for your scalp.

Trichologist Isfahan Chambers-Harris says causes of dry scalp vary. They include skin issues like eczema, changes in hormones, the weather, and even your shampoo amount. These can cause dryness and irritation.

A diet abundant in antioxidants - think vibrant fruits and vegetables - and low in processed foods can make a noticeable difference in the skin's health, particularly in reducing the susceptibility to issues like blackheads

7. Maintain a Healthy Diet

As an Aesthetic Director, I often advise on hair health. A balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies is key. These foods give your scalp what it needs to stay healthy. Sometimes, you might need extra vitamins.

Vitamin A is important for all growing cells, including hair. It helps skin glands create sebum. This keeps your scalp moist and your hair in good shape. Biotin, a B-vitamin, is also vital. It’s linked to hair growth. If you lack biotin, you might lose hair. Biotin supplements can help, especially if you’re low on it.

Here is the conclusion and key takeaways from this article by Wellaholic


Healthy hair and scalp care is simple. You should use the right products for your hair. Avoid too much heat when styling. These tips help keep your hair strong and shiny. A healthy scalp is key for beautiful hair.

At Wellaholic, we guide you in caring for your hair. We offer expert advice and treatments. This helps you get the hair you dream of. Start using these tips today. Watch your hair become vibrant and healthy. Join us at Wellaholic for a journey to great hair and scalp health!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What Are the Signs of an Unhealthy Scalp?

An unhealthy scalp can manifest as itchiness, redness, flaking, excessive hair loss, and even pain. Recognizing these signs early can help in seeking appropriate treatment at Wellaholic.

2. How Can I Tell If a Hair Product Is Suitable for My Scalp Type?

Choosing the right hair product depends on your scalp type—oily, dry, or combination. Look for products with natural ingredients and without harsh chemicals. Wellaholic’s experts can guide you in selecting products that suit your specific scalp needs.

3. Are Natural Remedies Effective for Scalp Health?

Natural remedies like aloe vera, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar can be effective for certain scalp conditions. However, it’s important to consult with Wellaholic’s specialists to ensure these remedies are suitable for your specific scalp health.

4. Can Stress Affect Scalp Health?

Yes, stress can impact scalp health, leading to issues like hair loss and dandruff. Managing stress through relaxation techniques and a healthy lifestyle is important for maintaining scalp health.

5. Is Frequent Hair Colouring Harmful to Scalp Health?

Frequent hair colouring, especially with products containing harsh chemicals, can damage the scalp. Wellaholic recommends limiting chemical treatments and opting for more natural coloring methods.

6. How Does Diet Influence Scalp Health?

A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants plays a crucial role in maintaining scalp health. Foods high in protein, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial for hair and scalp health.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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