Is It Time For A Scalp & Hair Reset?

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There is never a bad time for a hair reset. If you don’t already have a great hair routine that looks after your hair from root to tip - then there is no better time than now to get it done. Once you have done a hair reset, you can make sure that you stick to that much-needed routine. 

How can I tell my scalp/hair needs a reset?

There are a couple of indicators that you are in need of a reset and some TLC for your scalp and hair. A scalp reset will offer the perfect environment for hair growth and help you to get healthy hair. So how can you tell that you need a scalp to reset? 

Do you find yourself itching at your scalp often, and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get the itch to subside? Once your scalp is irritated, there is most likely a build-up on it that you need to soothe. 

Excess oil can be due to overactive sebum glands, and while they can be influenced by hormonal, diet changes, and stress, a reset can help these levels return to normal. 

If you notice flakes and dandruff, these are signs that there is an imbalance happening on your scalp, and you need to take action to help. Clarifying shampoo or a clay mask can help to remove build-up and soothe the skin. 

An increase in hair loss, even a minor increase, is a sign that you might have a lack of scalp care going on. Clogged hair follicles can reduce the speed of hair growth, and when that happens, the root will become weaker too. 

For users of dry shampoo, there is a limit to how much you should use. Dry shampoo is one of the bigger culprits for a dry and itchy scalp. Don’t overuse dry shampoo, and if you do - make sure you wash your hair at the earliest possibility. 

Clear out

Do you have a cupboard filled with products that you never get around to using? Or those half-used mask pots and the shampoo that you only want to use for special occasions because it was costly? 

It is time to throw them out. Anything that has been open for a while is better to be thrown out. Over time the ingredients won’t have an impact. Anything over two years old should go, and anything that is natural will likely turn faster. 

Pumps are the most hygienic type of bottle too. 


The type of shampoo you use for your hair should depend on your hair type. Clarifying shampoo will be able to remove oil buildups, environmental factors, and mineral deposits. 

If you don’t want to use a clarifying shampoo, then clay masks can offer a deep clean so you can start a reset. If you are on a curly hair care guide routine, you will need to make sure that the shampoo you use meets the criteria for the allowed ingredients list. 

Big chop

Sometimes it is time to admit that your hair might be beyond saving, and a big chop can get rid of dry and knotted unhealthy ends in one swoop. Regular trims are something that everyone who wants to have healthy hair should do - but not everyone gets trims. 

Take a long hard look at your hair and decide if it can be saved or if a big chop and a cute short hairstyle are fine for a while. 

It also means as your hair grows, it will have all of the benefits of your new hair routine. 

Hair foods

If you have a healthy and nutritionally sound diet, you are more likely to have hair that will show it. One of the best ways to promote growth and health for your locks is to make sure that your plate is piled high with sweet potatoes, avocados, plenty of veggies and healthy fats. 

If you have a slower hair growth rate, then there are a couple of foods that might help: sunflower seeds, spinach, brown rice, lentils, and beans. Carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes are great for reducing hair loss too. 

As part of your hair reset, make the commitment to eat foods that will benefit your hair long term. 

Deep condition 

You should aim to deep condition your hair between 2 and 4 times a month for the best effect. It is a great way to give your hair a big dose of moisture and care. Make sure that you choose a mask that will work for your hair type and follow the instructions. 


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