Among men who have had scalp micropigmentation or are thinking about it, one of the most common questions is how to take care of their scalp. The good news is you can save time and money while maintaining that well-groomed status if you choose products carefully.
Keeping it Clean
Yes, bald scalps can get dandruff. The medical term for dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, and it is a condition of the skin, not the hair. White flakes are actually dead cells, sloughing off skin that is too dry, too oily, or irritated. The first step in getting rid of dandruff is washing, but many anti-dandruff shampoos are too harsh for bald scalp use. Remember, most regular shampoos are formulated for washing hair, not skin or bald heads. With little or no hair on your head, it makes sense to use a cleanser made for your scalp.
To reduce dandruff on the scalp, choose a product made with natural dandruff-fighting ingredients like Scalp Cleanser by Folicule. Below is a list of natural ingredients.
- Tea Tree Oil –One study concludes that shampoos containing as little as 5 percent tea tree oil can significantly improve seborrheic dermatitis.
- Coconut Oil – Is antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing.
- Jojoba Oil – Has a variety of healing properties that may make it effective in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, reduce redness and keep your scalp calm and comfortable.
- Olive Oil – It contains vitamin E, anti-oxidants, and compounds such as squalene and oleocanthal which may prevent aging and repair skin damage.
Of course, you needn’t wait until you develop dandruff to start washing your scalp! Washing two or three times a week—more if your skin is oily or you perspire heavily—should be part of your normal grooming routine.
Moisturizing Your Scalp
Scalp moisturizing can help you control dryness and flakiness. We recommend the mattifying moisturizer by Folicule to keep your scalp refreshed and nourished. Made with clean, vegan-friendly ingredients, this natural moisturizer will leave your scalp feeling hydrated and refreshed.
Some of the natural ingredients include Aloe vera to soften the skin, while willow bark extract soothes and absorbs excess oil. No parabens, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.
All you need is a quarter-sized amount into your hands and gently apply throughout the scalp daily or as needed.
For your overall health, sunscreen may be the most important product for maintaining your scalp.
Wearing a hat provides the highest level of protection for a bald head. But for those times a hat isn’t practical, sunscreen is a must. If you’ve already had scalp micropigmentation, protecting your bare head will help your treatment last, as UV rays can cause inks to fade faster.
For ease of use, consider using a stick-style sunscreen. Stick sunscreen is clean and easy to control—no over spray going in your eyes or ears. Whatever type of sunscreen you choose, be sure to rub it evenly into your bare scalp.
To get more tips on scalp care, contact Scalp Micro USA. Check out our blog for more information about scalp micropigmentation or ask about getting your free consultation.