Dry hair / scalp
What do I do for my dry itchy scalp?
This is a hard one for us to diagnose without seeing your scalp.
If it is truly dry and always itchy, try a detox mask and a scalp scrub. You might be battling mineral build up on your hair.
We recommend the Innersense Detox Mask, and the True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub or the Solu Salt Scrub.
My scalp is ALWAYS flaky and itchy and dermatologists don’t have any answers for me
- Take a look at your shampoo and conditioner, maybe there is an ingredient you are sensitive to.
- Are you blowdrying your roots? Excess moisture can lead to fungal growths- it can look like cradle cap. Blowdry your roots to reduce the constant moisture on your scalp.
- Brush your scalp before you wash your hair and in the shower. Regular brushing will help reduce the stagnancy of product, buildup, environmental residues etc.
- How often are you getting your scalp wet? If you're consistently dry - you may need hydration from water.
I have dry brittle hair, what can I do?
A few things we can recommend:
- Wash your hair every 2-3 days. If you dont want to shampoo, try to rinse and condition to get hydration from the water back into your hair.
- Are you using a product with protein? Use pretin products once a month to help your hair come back to health, not every wash.
- Do you heat style every day? You should definitely be using the Innersense Serenity Smoothing Cream when wet, and then Innersense Hair Love Prep Spray before you do any extra heat styling (quickly rough dry it in).
What can I use to add moisture on my ends, day 2, 3,4…
A leave-in conditioner, we recommend you spray it in your hands and work it into your hair like a lotion. Our favorites are Sweet Spirit, Dede Hair Mist, or Oi All in One Milk.
You can use an oil like I Create Shine, to give you UV protection and add shine and moisture.
I am a religious heat styler. What can I use to give me more structure to my hair and hold the curl longer?
Hair Love Prep Spray from Innersense is a great heat protectant.
- Spritz your hair and blow dry it in before touching hot tools to it.
- This product has style memory, it will give more structure to your hair and reduce the amount of times you have to re-curl it between washes.
Blowdry Serenity Smoothing Cream to get heat protection as well.
- This prodcut stretches out the hair leaving a sleeker finish.
Put your dry shampoo onto wet hair and blow dry it in. This will make your dry shampoo proactive instead of reactive.
What’s the best way to use dry shampoo?
On wet day 1 hair, apply your dry shampoo. We absolutely love Refresh. Blowdry your roots to get a powdery finish.
Blowdrying dry shampoo into wet hair will give your MORE longevity to your wash, as well as make you use less dry shampoo. Win win, am I right?
Use dry shampoo as a styling aid instead of a fixer. You will use more product if you fix it, and lets be honest, does anything really get rid of oil other than shampoo?
I have bangs, I hate washing them everyday, what can I do to get an extra day?
On day 1 use Refresh Dry Shampoo and I Create Waves, blowdry that in.
On day 2, if it's not greasy, spritz it with water and add I Create Waves and blowdry as desired with a Pete Brush.
I keep getting build up, how can I detox my hair?
Detox Hair Mask from Innersense is our go-to!
Use this once a month to really help nourish your hair and reduce the constant build up from the environment or products.
I want to grow my hair like Lady Godiva, what can I do to help make that happen?
A well balanced diet and all your minerals and vitamins.
A really customized at home hair care routine, styling starts in the shower.
Hair grows roughly ½” a month, 6 inches a year, and it's faster in the summer when we get the most sunshine. We are basically a complex house plant.
Regular haircuts are SO important, you don't want to get split ends that go up the strand and cause breakage and brittle hair.
For chronic heat stylers we recommend a haircut every 10-14 weeks, for the airdryers we recommend 12-16 weeks.
I feel like I’m constantly losing hair. What is happening?
The hair growth cycle consists of three distinct phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen.
Anagen is the active growth phase, during which the hair follicle is producing new hair cells.
Catagen is the transitional phase, during which the hair follicle shrinks and the hair stops growing.
Telogen is the resting phase, during which the hair follicle is dormant and the hair falls out.
If you’re worried, we always recommend talking to your family doctor or naturopath to check your thyroid, iron levels and medication side effects first.
Regular and consistent scalp massages for 2 minutes a day will help stimilate blood flow and hair growth.
Why does hair change so much during pregnancy and postpartum?
Hair changes during pregnancy and postpartum due to hormonal fluctuations.
During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause the hair to become thicker, fuller and darker. You will notice or have noticed you don’t shed nearly as much during pregnancy.
After giving birth, these hormones drop, leading to increased shedding and thinning of the hair. The shedding in postpartum happens 6-8 weeks after birth.
If you're breastfeeding, as you start to decrease nursing you will notice a hormonal shift and hair loss again.