Clogged Hair Follicles & What To Do Part II
In last week’s blog, we began a discussion about clogged hair follicles and hair loss. We learned that dirt and skin cell buildup can combine with the natural oils on your scalp and cause the hair follicles to become blocked. On the other hand, using overly harsh chemical products on your hair — while they may feel like they are getting your scalp squeaky clean — can also cause buildup that clogs hair follicles. We briefly touched on one way to combat this, which is to make sure you are using an all-natural, organic hair growth shampoo that won’t cause chemical buildup but still gets your hair clean while delivering nourishing ingredients. Today, we’re going to wrap-up this two-part series by discussing a few methods you can use to unclog hair follicles and encourage hair growth.
How To Unclog Hair Follicles
Cool It Down
Make sure that your showers are warm, but not hot. While a scalding shower might feel amazing, your hair follicles will thank you for the slight drop in temperature. In the scope of human history, hot showers every day are still a relatively new concept and our bodies are not designed to be drenched in 125-degree water on a regular basis. Hot showers can cause the skin to dry out and lose its natural oils, causing dandruff and irritation. Additionally, this will cause your scalp to go into overdrive when it comes to oil production, causing a never-ending cycle of sebum and skin cell build up.
Improve Your Diet
If you have clogged hair follicles due to an overproduction of sebum on your scalp, you can make changes in your diet to control sebum production. Eating a lot of greasy food contributes to a greasy scalp, and not getting the right vitamins and nutrients can also cause an imbalance of sebum. Try to limit the amount of fried or greasy food you eat, as well as limit the amount of processed foods. Processed and greasy foods can clog up your digestive tract, making it hard for your body to get rid of waste and toxins. Those toxins then begin to come out of your pores and hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss and acne. At the end of the day, try to eat more natural, whole foods, drink plenty of water, and eat lots of healthy fats.
Massage Your Scalp
Sometimes your scalp needs a little extra help to unclog hair follicles. Giving your scalp a nice massage in the shower or before bed can help to jostle the follicles around and loosen stubborn clogs.
The Best Hair Growth Shampoo To Unclog Hair Follicles
As we’ve discussed before, one of the causes of clogged hair follicles is using the wrong shampoo and conditioner. At Nourish Beaute, we are proud to offer natural hair growth shampoo that works to unclog hair follicles with organic ingredients and gentle cleansers. Not only can it unclog follicles, it targets other issues that cause hair loss with DHT blockers and healthy nutrients like biotin, keratin, and argan oil.