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A simple, easy scalp facial can help treat problems such as dandruff, scalp acne, hair thinning and itchiness, while adding volume and shine to your hairstyle.
Increasing circulation to the scalp, with massage, can help to stimulate hair growth.
So, slip into your bathrobe and slippers and follow this step-by-step plan for your healthiest hair yet.
* Start with a pre-shampoo treatment that contains a blend of essential oils, like sage, lemon and rosemary, to purify the scalp and ease inflammation. Apply throughout dry hair, focusing on your roots, until your entire scalp has been covered, then wrap your hair in a towel or shower cap so your body heat activates the oil and leave for 15 minutes.
* Next, massage the scalp. Arguably the best step, a good head rub can boost circulation, which promotes healthy hair growth by allowing more nutrients to flow to the follicles. Using medium to deep pressure and small, circular motions, work your fingers from your hairline to the nape of your neck and back. Repeat for five to 10 minutes. Even better, enlist the helping hands of your partner or a friend.
* To prevent build-up, opt for a mild, sulphate-free shampoo that contains gentle exfoliating ingredients, like salicylic acid. These can be bought from your local hair salon. Using the tips of your fingers, lather the shampoo onto your scalp and leave for two minutes. Rinse and repeat. Unless you wash every day, doubling up is often necessary to thoroughly cleanse the scalp.
* Just like your face, your scalp requires moisture. After you shampoo, apply a deep conditioning mask all over your hair, from roots to ends. Look for a creamy formula with good-for-your-skin hydrators such as glycerine or hyaluronic acid, soothing ingredients and strengthening proteins like wheat or keratin. Leave in for a few minutes then rinse out with warm water.

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