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Cheveux et hiver : comment sauvegarder la santé de son cuir chevelu ?

Hair and winter: how to safeguard the health of your scalp?

The winter period tends to weaken the scalp with low temperatures or even hats, hoods and other accessories. This can lead to the appearance of some dandruff, accompanied by more or less intense itching. What can be done to restore a healthy scalp? Follow our advice!

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The scalp, in brief.

Composed of the same layers as the skin (epidermis, dermis, hypodermis), its thickness is around 6 mm. Its distinction from the skin of the rest of the body lies in its significant number of hair follicles (200 to 300 per cm2 on average). Consequently, it contains many more sebaceous glands and thus produces more sebum. The scalp also contains sweat glands responsible for the secretion of sweat. Moreover, this part of the body is richly vascularised due to the high density of hair follicles. The numerous nerve endings present are the cause of a high sensitivity to touch and the environment, hence the fact that it can dry out more in winter, with the wind and low temperatures. We can then see the appearance in this season of dry dandruff or the presence of this can increase. They represent the most common type of dandruff. Fine, dry and whitish in colour, they fall like snow onto the shoulders.

It's important to note: unlike oily dandruff which sticks to the scalp, dry dandruff does not adhere to the scalp. As a result, it becomes visible on clothing. This type of dandruff is rarely accompanied by itching.

Scalp exfoliation, a crucial step for taking care of your scalp during winter.

Scalp Exfoliation not only aids in partially removing dry and oily dandruff, but also stimulates the microcirculation and reoxygenates this area often suffocated under the hair. Moreover, performing a scalp scrub is a solution to alleviate itching and irritation associated with dandruff.

Scalp exfoliation is recommended at the same frequency as that of the face and body, that is to say once or twice a week, no more.

All hair types can benefit from exfoliation. However, this beauty routine is particularly recommended for effectively combatingdandruff and oily roots.It can also have positive effects ondry and brittle hair, tired/dull hair, and alleviate itching. On the other hand, it is advised toproceed with caution on coloured hair. Indeed, it could potentially fade the colour faster than expected, thus making the hair less vibrant. This care technique is also not recommended for irritated scalps, with lesions (micro-cuts, pimples...), eczema, psoriasis, etc... as it can be harsh and therefore worsen the situation.

At Typology, we have developed ascalp scrubin gel form that offers adual exfoliating actionwhile respecting the scalp: a mechanical action with the presence of jojoba beads and silica powder, and a chemical action with a concentration of 5% ingluconolactone(P.H.A.), an exfoliating agent much gentler than A.H.A. It will thus help you to regain a refreshed, healthy and reoxygenated scalp, as well as shinier and more voluminous hair, and stimulated growth.

Do not "overheat" your scalp.

Due to the winter cold, we sometimes tend to favour the use of heating devices (hairdryers, straighteners, etc.) to quickly dry damp hair and warm ourselves up at the same time. However, excessive use of these devices tends to dry out, and even damage, the scalp. The issue is not to stop using heating devices and go out with wet hair in the cold, but rather to be mindful of the temperature.

Beyond heated appliances, it is advisable to avoid washing your hair with excessively hot water. High-temperature water can potentially damage the scalp. Opt for lukewarm water, regardless of the current season of the year.

Use gentle shampoos, free from sulfates.

This prerogative is valid all year round! Lthe main benefit of a sulfate-free shampoo will be the rebalancing of your scalp. Such a treatment cleans the hair without damaging it, which offers the opportunity to optimise sebum production. With frequent use, sulfate-free shampoo promotes hair regrowth and prevents the appearance of split ends.

Discover ourrange of shampooss formulated without sulfates or silicones but enriched with vegetable oils.

Tip! During shampooing, perform a scalp massage to stimulate blood circulation. This also helps to reactivate the sebaceous glands so they can maintain the hydration of the scalp and hair. After shampooing, rinse everything with warm water.

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