The Salon Secrets: The Importance of Exfoliating Your Scalp
By Dajanae Barrows
Many of us are familiar with exfoliating the face and body and the benefits of doing so, but what about the scalp? Not a lot of us would think of adding this into our beauty regimen, but nothing could be further than the truth!
Why should we care about our scalp? To start, exfoliation of the scalp prevents scalp buildup of hair care products, oil, dirt, debris and an accumulation of dead skin cells. By removing these elements, the scalp can breathe and function as skin should by allowing the body’s natural oils to keep the hair and scalp nourished and healthy.
The body’s natural oil which is secreted from the sebaceous gland is called sebum. This oily waxy substance, coats, moisturizes, and protects the scalp from dryness while keeping the skin balanced. Overproduction or buildup of sebum on the scalp, may cause congestion in the hair follicle making it susceptible to a variety of skin conditions – hence why exfoliation of the scalp is key.
Neglecting to exfoliate the scalp can lead to dull hair and itchy, flaky skin. If dandruff is a concern, exfoliation can still yield powerful results. Removal of dead cells and debris through exfoliation aids in cellular turnover in the skin and stimulates the production of fresh, healthy new cells to scalp’s surface.
For most people, “it is best to exfoliate your scalp once per week” states our Imperial Salon and Spa Kérastase National Artist Shanel Garcia. She also stated, “to get the most out of the exfoliation process, look for scalp-friendly products that have natural ingredients in their formula and are as kind to your hair as they are to what’s underneath”.
Look no further, Imperial Salon and Spa has an amazing product for your scalp’s needs.
Kérastase Scrub Energisant
Kérastase Scrub Apisant
The Scrub Energisant [For an oily scalp]: contains Sea Salt, Vitamin B6 and Salicylic and is designed to intensely cleanse the scalp and leave it feeling energized while providing shiny, healthy looking hair.
- The Scrub Apaisant [For a dry and sensitive scalp]: contains sweet orange peel, Jojoba and Vitamin B5 to not only intensely clean the scalp but leave it with a relaxing and soothing feeling and providing healthy looking hair
Kérastase has also designed a professional line of Essential oils to awaken the senses and to provide Imperial guests with a professional signature Imperial Salon and Spa scrub massage service. There are three essential oils to choose from.
- Huile Stimulante [Ginger]: Provides scalp with an energized and invigorating feeling for fine or thinning hair.
- Huile Relanante [Sandalwood]: Provides a calming and stress relieving sensorial experience for dry and sensitive scalp.
- Huile Rafraichissante [Peppermint]: Provides a cooling sensation and long-lasting feeling of freshness for normal to oily scalp.
The highly skilled Imperial salon team are educated in the Kérastase Fusio-Scrub deep cleanse treatment for the scalp and the hair. This treatment begins with a consultation followed by a hair and scalp diagnosis. Based on the consultation and diagnosis the salon professional will select the appropriate scrub and huile oil in order to perform this delicious treatment. They will also advise on the correct take home section of either Scrub Energisant or Scrub Apaisant.
Long story short: the power of a Kérastase Fusio-Scrub will assist the scalp and any products used on the hair to maintain the scalps health.
For more information or to reserve an appointment for this delicious treatment, feel free to pop in at our Suntree or Beachside location or contact Imperial Salon and Spa directly to reserve your appointment today.
Imperial Suntree: (321) 254-4432
Imperial Beachside: (321) 777-4242