Whether you are wearing a wig, head covering or you’re natural and bare, it is important to take good care of your scalp. This will help improve both the way your scalp looks and feels and can help to promote a healthy situation to encourage new hair growth.
Everyone’s head shape and skin is different, as is how you may feel about hair loss and the look of your head without hair.
For most women, the thought of a bare scalp fills them with fear. But, when you are hair-free, you may find that your feelings have changed and you get used to the look and feel of your scalp.
One approach we would recommend is to be open to suggestions and ideas. It’s okay to change your mind. For example, you may think you would never go out without a head covering on but, when you are hair-free, you could change your mind. You can also try some of our Scalp Care Tips below to help you connect with your scalp.
Sun protection: It’s really important to ensure that you have adequate protection from strong sunlight. The safest combination is to wear a hat or head covering with a sun protection product underneath. Specific sun protection sprays have been developed for the scalp – these tend to be less oily, matt and absorb easily to minimise stains on fabrics.
Hot flannel and essential oil ritual: To soothe your scalp, simply soak a flannel in a basin of very warm water, squeeze out the water and place the hot flannel onto your scalp. You may like to add a few drops of essential oil* such as Lavender or Tea Tree to help soothe any irritation.
*Always dilute essential oils as per manufacturer’s instructions. Carry out a skin sensitivity test if required.
Wash your scalp regularly: Unless you have a specific scalp problem, you are best advised to wash your scalp in the morning and at night. If you have some hair, you may like to continue to use a shampoo. However, if you are hair-free, then a facial wash used on the scalp is ideal.
Massage your scalp: Unless you have had treatment to the scalp or any scalp problems, you may like to massage your scalp. Try five massage rounds to keep the scalp healthy – use the pad of your fingers in a circular motion to ease away tension and keep a good flow of blood circulation to the skin.
Make-up wipes: Keep some wipes in your bag for freshening up your scalp when out all day.