As Scalp Micropigmentation increases in popularity in Australia and worldwide, there are naturally many questions that come to mind. One of the most common questions that clients ask is “how can I care for my scalp after SMP?” Fortunately, there are some helpful tips to keep your scalp healthy and looking great in the first weeks and months after receiving the treatment, as well as into the future.
1) Moisturise Regularly
Dry, flaky skin can occur anywhere on your body, including on the scalp. Now that your scalp is partially or completely exposed, you’ll want to keep it healthy by using quality moisturiser products.
Like with particular areas of your face, your choice of moisturiser should complement your skin and offset whatever the problem may be, such as excessive dryness or oiliness. Similarly, scalp moisturiser products such as mattifying moisturiser can keep the skin nourished and replenished day in, day out. Choose products with aloe vera or willow bark extract for excellent results. Rub a small amount and work it into the scalp, only adding a drop or two more if needed.
2) Keep it Clean
You may have thought that dandruff can only be a nuisance with a full head of hair, but that isn’t the case. Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that creates dead skin cells on the scalp, or in other words, dandruff. This can be kept to a minimum by using quality products such as scalp cleansers that contain nourishing ingredients like:
- Tea tree oil. This ingredient already exists in many commercial shampoo products, but it can be purchased alone as a type of serum that will minimise flakiness.
- Coconut oil. For an antibacterial moisturiser that also gives excellent results against fungal growth look no further than coconut oil.
- Olive oil. Yes, a little drizzle of olive oil goes great in what we eat, but it’s also a millennia-old wonder at treating skin with its antioxidants and vitamin E.
- Jojoba oil. Jojoba is great at treating skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rashes.
3) Apply Sunscreen
If you intend to spend any quality time outdoors under the sun, you’ll want to shield your skin with proficient UV protection from sunscreen; this should include your scalp considering it’s now exposed. Choose products that apply easily, whilst also having enough UV protection for daily use. Avoid spray sunscreen when it comes to the scalp and instead choose a product that can be applied topically.
4) Cover Your Scalp
Whether used in conjunction with sunscreen or not, wear a hat under the sun to protect your sensitive scalp. This not only improves its health but also reduces fading of your SMP. Too much exposure and not enough protection can lead to discolouration over time.
5) Wash Your Scalp
Although you may no longer have a full head of hair, you should wash your scalp at least 2-3 times per week. Give it a gentle wash and follow up your grooming routine by applying moisturiser after you’re done in the shower, so that the pores absorb the product while they’re still open from the steam and hot water.
Did you know that Foli Sim now has its own Aftercare Range, including a Scalp Moisturiser, Scalp Scrub, and Scalp Balm? Book your free initial consultation with the friendly experts at Foli Sim today to learn if SMP is right for you.