A Nourished Scalp Brings About Healthy Hair
By Ismael D. Tabije
It is a mistaken belief that when dandruff falls from the scalp it indicates a diseased condition. Dandruff is merely the exfoliation of the scarf, or outer skin, with the dried oil and waste matter thrown off by the glands.
One of the arguments against washing the hair is that it causes or increases dandruff. The fact is, dandruff was there before the scalp was washed, and the cleansing process merely dislodged it, so that its presence was more apparent.
Perspiration has a very injurious effect upon the hair. Athletes, especially, are sufferers from it, as they usually come in from long runs or other active exercise with the perspiration dripping from their every pore, the hair being as wet as the rest of the body. While efforts are made to bathe and cleanse every other part of their bodies, the scalp is neglected, the poisonous dead matter being allowed to remain and dry where it was eliminated. It is this neglect which is often noticeable among those whose excellent physical condition due to athletic training, would seem to be a guarantee that the poor condition of their hair is not due to constitutional weakness.
The practice of the methods described here will certainty relieve the trouble.
Use daily a stiff brush, press the bristles well in, rub back and forth, and from side to side, thus loosening the dead skin, dried oil, etc., before trying to brush them off the scalp in the usual way.
These exercises will not only improve general physical condition but most especially the health of the hair and scalp
The process is simple:
As I lie in bed I grasp my hair with my fingers, pulling gently, and changing the position of my hands until every part of the scalp has been treated. I alternate this pulling process by massaging the scalp with the tips of the fingers, which produces a perceptive glow. It has a general tonic effect, as it stimulates the circulation, and evidently determines the elements that feed the hair to the roots. This hair-pulling process lightly raises the scalp from the skull. The microscopic muscles and glands thus exercised, and obeying the general law of exercise, increase in size, strength and elasticity, just as the larger muscles of the body are benefited by systematic exercise.
Have the hair trimmed often; the ends may split if this is neglected. Don't singe it. The methods I have described are all logical. They are certainly inexpensive and easily performed, and I know from personal experience they are effective. Practice them as I have done and you need not fear the loss of your hair.
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