The skin on the scalp is essentially the same skin that covers the rest of the body. However caring for the scalp requires considering a uniquely different set of characteristics. According to recent scientific studies, having a healthy scalp is fundamentally important because the overall health and beauty of the hair depends on it.
“Hair is a natural expression of our individual personality. It’s also a symbol of health and sexual vitality,” explains board-certified hair restoration surgeon Alan J. Bauman, M.D., of Boca Raton, Fla. “A proper hairline is important because it frames the face, giving men and women a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.”
HAIR BEAUTY STARTS FROM WITHIN
The key to achieving optimum long-term hair health, growth and beauty is a healthy scalp. Having a healthy scalp requires each and every part of the highly complex system that lives within to be in balance. Consider the fact that the scalp is comprised of hormones, natural protection barriers and various glands throughout, conducting nourishing circulation and toxin elimination. This system is both complicated and delicate.
Each of the 150,000 or so hair follicles on the scalp living within this complex system are made up of separate individual glands, hormone receptors, tiny blood vessels, nerves and muscles. The scalp contains more sebaceous glands and sweat glands than other part of the body, whose function is to fight fungus formation and regulate body temperature. Each hair follicle has its own sebaceous gland. Sweat and sebum or oil combine to create a special film on the scalp that protects it from bacteria, ultraviolet rays and extreme temperatures. Beneath this layer and just a few millimeters under the scalp skin, all the hair follicles continually communicate with each other through a sophisticated hormone system that connects to the brain and different glands in other parts of the body.
With this proper understanding of the unique attributes of scalp skin, you can balance and treat your clients’ scalps and optimize the beauty of their hair by using in-spa treatments and providing them with at-home care that has recently become available.
“Think about it, we cleanse our face and brush our teeth; why don’t we give the same attention to our scalp?” asks Dr. Cristiano Renna, Ph.D., Head of Trichology at Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories in Bologna, Italy.
About the Author
Andres Gonzalez, M.B.A., is the vice president of business development for the Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Fla. He manages Dr. Bauman’s Certified HairCoach™ program as well as salonB™—home of the original Scientific Scalp Makeover™ and the CRLab CNC Hair Replacement System. He’s an active participant at international medical conferences and organizations. Gonzalez also leads and manages relationships with key strategic hair industry alliances.
Thanks to the steadily growing recognition of the scalp’s importance to overall skin and hair health, the spa industry has taken notice and is increasingly addressing the need for scalp care. See important links below to discover how new scalp therapies and esthetic services have come to the forefront in complete client skin care and wellness.
Learn more about Dr. Bauman’s Certified HairCoach™ program:
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Learn more about science-based hair and scalp services including CRLab’s CNC Hair Replacement System and the original Scientific Scalp Makeover™ :
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