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Let’s Get To The Root Of It!

I had a client in my chair that asked “Can it be normal for my hair to be oily and my scalp to be dry?” Of course, and it can be the other way around. We talked about this very subject in the last newsletter. We get and understand it! Straight, curly, coarse, medium, or fine, sometimes our hair and scalp can be unbalanced when it comes to our oil levels.

African American woman with red natural hair wearing a turtle neck knit sweater

I have had clients who will have BEAUTIFUL coils. Their hair would be extremely dry, yet their scalp would be oily. Their hair would be damaged. After all, they would shampoo their hair 2 - 3 times a week because their scalp would be so oily, it would make their scalp itchy, and sometimes flaky.

If you have between 2A - 3B hair type, thick to medium hair, the hair can be oily and the scalp dry. Why? Well, your natural oils work themselves down but it doesn’t reach the scalp. The same is true when we apply a shine spray to our hair. The hair is so thick it never reaches our scalp and we just don’t think about it. Now if you have 3B - 4C hair type, most likely you have a normal - oily scalp, and your hair is dry during the Fall/Winter season.

Blonde and dark brown balayage hair color with dry and itchy scalp.
Dry and itchy scalp.

The reason for this is that we don’t protect our hair properly, for instance, we’ll apply a spray of ail our hair because we want that bounce. Also, we’re not brushing our hair enough to move those oils around to spread through our hair.

Another cause is the change in our diets. During this time of year, Fall/Winter we eat more hearty foods that we like to say "I need something that will stick to my bones." Some meals that are heavy and warm tasting for fall and winter may be hearty to keep us warm, yet lack some nutrients the hair and scalp needs.

African American woman cleansing her hair with MG Studio shampoo

Speaking of keeping warm. We sometime love a hot bath or shower. You want to be careful not to cleanse your hair with hot water. Trust me, I love a good steaming shower around this time, however, showering you body and hair with hot water will definitely lead to dry skin and scalp. You want to cleanse yourself and hair with lukewarm/tepid water.

MG Studio has the product and solution for you!

Coarse Hair Type: Hair Pomade Hairdressing Treatment. This is the perfect pomade if you have thick coarse hair, dry hair, or a dry scalp. Apply a small amount to your scalp. If the hair is dry, then apply another small amount to the hair as well. Use your bamboo brush to brush and work the treatment throughout the hair and scalp. Great to use for a comb or silk press.

Medium Hair Type: Dry Scalp This duo will hydrate, moisturize, protect, and balance your hair and scalp back in line again. Use MG Studio Goat Milk Conditioner and Chia Seed Oil together as a conditioning mask by combining 2 parts Goat Milk Conditioner and 1-part Chia Seed Oil in a hair bowl. Mix the treatment well until smooth and creamy. Using a hair application brush, apply the treatment to your scalp only. Next massage and work treatment to the ends of the hair using your fingertips.

Allow the treatment to sit on your hair and scalp for 15-20 minutes under the dryer or with a heated conditioning cap. Rinse well with tepid water. Towel dry the hair and apply a few sprays of MG Studio Leave-In Conditioner. Then dry and style as desired. Fine Hair, Dry Scalp, Oily Hair. Goat Milk Condition will set you free from this mayhem! Use MG Studio Goat Milk Conditioner in a hair bowl, using a hair application brush. Apply the conditioner to your scalp in 4 sections from ear to ear, and front to back. In each section create subsections of 4 extra partings, and apply the conditioner to the scalp. Do not rub or massage the conditioner. Allow the conditioner to set on the scalp for 15 minutes. Rinse well with tepid water. Towel dry the hair and apply a few sprays of MG Studio Leave-In Conditioner. Then dry and style as desired.

Fine Hair Type: It can sound unusual for someone with fine hair to use any type of oil to the hair or scalp, but it is not unusual to have fine hair and dry scalp. Using Clearwaters shampoo and MG Studio Leave In Conditioner will help relieve and solve this problem.

Now if you don’t know what type of hair you have, check out our next blog, “How To Know Your Curl Pattern” coming soon, or just simply schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to tell you!

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