Your external microbiome is made up of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that keep your skin healthy. This diverse ecosystem extends to your scalp and helps regulate oil production and hair growth. Maintaining a balanced scalp microbiome is critical to creating an optimal environment for hair health. However, several habits disrupt this equilibrium. Discover some simple tips to help balance your scalp’s ecosystem.
Wash Your Hair After Exercising
When you exercise, sweat, dead skin cells, and sebum buildup on your scalp and clog your hair follicles. This layer of grime also promotes bacterial growth, leading to skin irritation and bad odors.
After completing your workout, hit the shower and wash your hair using a gentle shampoo and conditioner. FaceDoctor Hair & Scalp Doctor Antibacterial Shampoo is formulated with mild ingredients, including sea buckthorn oil, to promote scalp health. Sea buckthorn oil is a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent which helps eliminate harmful bacteria from your scalp and soothe skin irritation.
Clean Your Hands Before You Touch Your Hair
Your hands touch numerous surfaces throughout the day, accumulating dirt and bacteria along the way. Touching your hair without washing your hands can transfer microorganisms to your hair and disrupt your scalp’s microbiome. This could cause conditions like seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff.
Always wash your hands before styling your hair, and avoid touching your scalp during the day. You should also wash your combs and brushes regularly using hot water, a clarifying shampoo, and baking soda.
Eat a Balanced Diet
What you eat affects your gut microbiome and the diversity of microorganisms on your scalp. Scalp dysbiosis can lead to numerous poor hair conditions, including alopecia areata. Eating a balanced diet with probiotics can help restore balance to your scalp’s microbiome.
Choose probiotic fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi, as well as prebiotic foods like garlic, bananas, apples, and oats to feed the good bacteria.
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