Scalp Care Routine: the do’s and don’ts


What is the proper hair care routine you need to have consistent healthy hair and scalp? The list goes on and on, but we would list a few here today and maybe recommend a product or two. But most importantly, we would also talk about the do’s and don’ts when treating your scalp or rather exfoliating it.

You see, people tend to abuse things, especially those things which benefit us personally; we tend to dig in like hungry wolves till there is nothing left. That is a bad practice when it comes to your hair, which is why through this article, you should be able to know just how to treat your scalp without causing further damage to it.

Let’s dig in carefully now.

Some of the known means of hair and scalp treatments include:

  • Utilizing shampoo for proper cleaning
  • Using conditioners to treat the hair further
  • And other in shower cosmetics products trending in the market

With all that said. First, you must understand that washing your hair more than twice a week with any chemical product is not a good hair care routine. If you are the working class or busy type, you may choose to use these products on your hair preferably once during the weekend to afford you a fresh look for the next work week so you won’t hurt your scalp.


  • Stop relying on too many cosmetics products for your hair; sometimes, all your hair needs is a clean shampoo wash and styling.
  • Go easy on dyes, some of them are too toxic and may cause problems for your scalp which would eventually affect your hair growth and strength in the long run. Try enjoying your natural hair color if you have no strong motive to change your hair color.
  • Don’t expose your scalp to excess direct heat or presses. Squeeze the water out and air dry it or shake your hair or use microfibre towels.


  • Drink enough water, this should help moisturize your hair and would also help retain your hair length too.
  • Do practice daily exercise, this should help the body generate vital nourishments that will feed your curls and make them flourish.
  • Massage your scalp at least twice a week. The benefits include conditioning your scalp, preventing flakes, itching, dryness, improving blood circulation in the head, strengthening your hair roots, and nourishing its shafts which would, in turn, encourage the growth of new hair. You can employ the use of ingredients like aloe vera (see our articles about the best ingredients to use on your scalp) and apply directly on your scalp. You can use your fingers to work the oil gently into your scalp or use a scalp massager, then cover your hair till dawn and rinse with shampoo; this should help treat dry locks from your hair.
  • Exfoliate your scalp once a week to remove dead cells and excess oil. This should help your hair from catchy air pollutants like specks of dust, and grimes, and would prevent your hair from having dandruff.
  • Try products that have UV filters or use a scarf or hat to protect your hair from sun rays, grimes, air particles, and even cold.
  • While washing, use any good conditioner to rinse off excess dirt on your hair and scalp. Go gently with your fingers and work the conditioner down to your hair roots.
  • Give your hair a break. Just wash, dry, and style it, while avoiding too many chemical products, clogging, or scratching every time. Let your hair breathe.