Hair training, or scalp training as it is otherwise referred to, is the process of washing your hair less, tricking your scalp to produce less oil, making it less greasy.
The catch you ask? It requires a bit of patience but stick with it and the results will be worth it!
By washing your hair less your scalp gets in to a rhythm of producing less oil. This in the long run will make your hair less greasy meaning you won’t have to wash it as often! Think of all the extra time you will have!
The idea has stemmed from the “no poo” movement. The movement promotes using no shampoo and letting your hair go back to it’s natural self cleansing methods. If that doesn’t really sound like a bit of you, try out the scalp training method instead!
So how does hair training work?
When you have completed scalp training your hair will be producing a level of oil that will only require you to wash it once a week or less.
Most of us wash our hair on average every second- third day, with some people washing it everyday! On top of this we are using conventional shampoos.
Conventional shampoos dry out hair strands prompting your scalp to produce more oil to keep it moisturised. The more oil produced the greasier your hair looks and this makes us want to wash our hair more often. It’s a bit of an endless cycle.
Cutting back on washing will get your hair back to its natural, healthy self and you can rely on your scalp to do the cleaning for you.
How do I start hair training?
Now, we are warning you that there is a bit of a transition process where your hair will be a little greasy (we’ve got you covered with tricks for dealing with oily hair!) Stick with it because you will have luscious, self cleansing hair in no time! Besides, now is as good a time as ever to train your scalp because we aren’t exactly seeing a lot of people right now or going to social events!
So get on board with scalp training now and you will have fabulous, glossy hair just in time for summer!
Start by cutting out all harsh, drying ingredients. These include sulphates and alcohols found in hairspray, dry shampoo, mists and texturises.
Start decreasing how often you wash your hair. Leave it 3 days in between washes, then 4, then 5 and so on.
Use gentle, moisturising products. You don’t have to completely stop hair product use. It is perfectly ok to use products that will assist your scalp in producing less oil such as sulphate-free shampoos and cleansing conditioners.
By using natural moisturising products, your scalp won’t feel the need to produce large amounts of oil and will begin to producing less oil which is exactly what we want!
You hair training survival kit:
Scalp training is exciting but it requires a bit of patience and diligence. Don’t go it alone. Get your hands on these products to help make your scalp training journey as enjoyable and easy as possible!
Extra Moisturising Shampoo by Organic Harvest – As you start washing your hair less and less, try using this moisturising shampoo to give your hair the best start to your scalp training journey. This extra conditioning shampoo by Organic Harvest is completely organic and made with the best quality ingredients such as organic kunai grass root extract that effectively cleans the hair without damaging it.
Scalp brush scrubber – Give your scalp the best chance possible by using the scalp brush scrubber to ensure that all the goodness of your moisturising products are getting right in to your scalp.
Shea moisture leave in conditioner – This leave in conditioner by Shea Moisture is formulated with nutrient rich Jamaican black castor oil that strengthens your hair and keeps it moisturised. As it moisturises your scalp so well it well help the scalp stop producing as much oil as usual. Getting you one step closer to your goal of having to wash your hair less!
So will you be trying out hair/scalp training?