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How to have healthy hair and a healthy scalp

How to have healthy hair and a healthy scalp

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<h2>Find out what affects the hair’s well-being and how to best care for it!</h2>
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<p><span>Most people know to care for their hair with the right shampoo, conditioner, masks and treatments, but now is the time to also focus on </span><strong>caring for your scalp</strong><span>. Why? Because healthy hair starts with the health of the scalp and its </span><strong>microbiota, a type of protective barrier</strong><span>, which is invisible to the naked eye.</span></p>
<p>The microbiota is a<span> </span><strong>micro-ecosystem, made up of good bacteria</strong><span> </span>that live on our skin (and by extension also on the scalp), as well as in our intestines and the other mucosas. The microbiota<span> </span><strong>differs from person to person and depending on the area of the body</strong>. In any case, what’s important is that it’s made up of various types of microorganisms that maintain a balanced relationship,<strong><span> </span>similarly to the biodiversity of our planet</strong>. <span>Caring for the scalp and its population of friendly microorganisms means protecting the hair’s health</span><span>in a more comprehensive manner.</span></p>
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<h2><b>What affects the health of the scalp and of our hair?</b></h2>
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<div>In order to be in top form, the scalp needs a <strong>balanced microbiota</strong>.<span> </span><span>The scalp and hair are subject to various types of environmental aggression that can affect its health: </span></div>
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<li>Air pollution</li>
<li>UV rays</li>
<li>Chlorine and salt</li>
<li>Strong detergents</li>
<li>Hot tools like hairdryers and flat irons</li>
<li>Aggressive brushing</li>
<li>The effects of time, as the hair has a natural tendency to recede, becoming thinner</li>
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<h2><b>Lifestyle for hair well-being: learn how to manage stress</b></h2>
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<p><span>Another risk factor is our emotional situation: while it would </span><span>be nice if <strong>stress</strong> were to vanish with a snap of the fingers, in reality it can be a daily struggle for some people. For the sake of your hair (and overall) health, <strong>it’s important to learn how to manage stress</strong>:</span></p>
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<li><span>Try to maintain </span><strong>optimism</strong></li>
<li><strong>Exercise every day</strong>, if possible: a brisk walk or half an hour on the bike are enough</li>
<li>Organize your time and<span> </span><strong>drop whatever isn’t really urgent</strong><span> </span>or important</li>
<li>Make<span> </span><strong>time for yourself</strong>: take up a hobby that makes you happy!</li>
<li><strong>Don’t isolate yourself</strong>: even if the restrictions we live under don’t facilitate socializing, keep in contact with friends, relatives, colleagues, etc. and, when possible, go out with them</li>
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<h2><b>How to care for the scalp and hair</b></h2>
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<p>While it’s true that not all factors that threaten the health of our hair and scalp can be controlled, you can nevertheless<span> </span><strong>pay attention to how you treat your hair</strong>:</p>
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<li>Use <a href="https://www.davinesmy.com/collections/shampoo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><u><span color="#1e73be" style="color: #1e73be;">gentle shampoos</span></u></strong></a><span> </span>that don’t ruin the balance of the skin’s microbiota and which are as suited as possible to your need for hydration, nutrition or fight against hair loss, dandruff, or sebum</li>
<li>Apply hair and scalp<span> </span><a href="https://www.davinesmy.com/collections/hair-masks" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><u><span color="#1e73be" style="color: #1e73be;">masks</span></u></strong></a><span> </span>regularly, depending on your needs</li>
<li><span>Support your scalp’s microbiota with the right hair products</span></li>
<li>Regulate the hairdryer so that it’s not too hot: the same applies to flat irons, to be used in moderation.</li>
<li>Brush and comb gently</li>
<li>Put your trust in professionals when it comes to chemical treatments: coloring, bleaching, etc</li>
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<h2><b>And the microbiota? What does it do?</b></h2>
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<p><span>We’re used to associating bacteria with illness and disease; on the contrary, the </span><strong>microorganisms of the microbiota protect us</strong><span>. On the one hand, they control the effectiveness of cell metabolism (that is to say, the turnover and reconstruction of tissues); on the other hand, they keep a watchful eye on our immune system, i.e. on the mechanisms that defend us from pathogens.</span></p>
<p>What does all this mean for the health of our hair?<span> </span><strong>It changes the way we think of the hair’s well-being, which is the result of a healthy scalp</strong>. Healthy skin can renew itself and activate its natural defences only if the microbiota is balanced and in top form.</p>
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