Why your scalp needs 6 hours of rest as well.
Updated: Sep 14
The scalp is skin too! I think many of us forget this fact. Our skin rejuvenates, re-hydrates and builds collagen during sleep, your scalp is skin and needs rest as well. We do all kinds of things to our scalps that can damage them and over work our scalp follicles: heavy greases, relaxers, heat burns, diet changes, stressin' out, sleep deprivation, dehydration etc. No wonder we have so many hair health problems. We need to rest our scalps daily for at least 6 hours, like our body.
According to healthline.com,"blood flow increases, and the skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots." While our scalps do not get as much exposure to UV rays, blood flow and collagen are super important for healthy skin, after all collagen is the main structural protein in the skin. Increasing bloodflow to the scalp can be done with massage, heat or steam. This increases blood circulation to the scalp and it increases the health of your scalp. That in part is why I began the Head Spa. This service allowed me to provide the highest quality of service and relaxation while taking care of a vital organ that houses our hair, the scalp.
In conclusion, take care of the skin on your scalp as well as your body. Get some rest, your scalp will thank you for it. I will leave with a statement I found on dermalogica.com, "What most of do not realize is that the hours we spend asleep are actually among our most rebuilding: certain areas of our brain work their hardest during sleep, and skin is best able to repair and regenerate itself at night. In short, quality sleep is crucial to both skin and scalp health and your overall health."