What Are Hair and Scalp Treatments, and How Can They Help Me?

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What Are Hair and Scalp Treatments, and How Can They Help Me?

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Hair and scalp treatments can bring life back to your hair. Many people struggle with scalp and hair problems, ranging from significant dryness to buildup of product and other problems. If you’re dealing with problems in your scalp or the rest of your hair, a hair and scalp treatment can significantly improve either of these. Here are three of the most common hair and scalp treatments, as well as what they’ll do for you.

Clarifying Treatment

A hair clarifying treatment is essentially a deep cleanse. As you use product, wash your hair with hard water, or style your hair in different ways, you’ll end up with excess product, dirt and mineral buildup in a microscopic manner in your hair. Plus, pollution, sun exposure and other individual problems can also lead to buildup on your hair that you can’t easily see. Clarifying treatments allow you to remove this buildup, which helps the flow of natural oil to the hair shaft.

Most frequently, you’ll need a clarifying treatment if you’ve started to notice that your hair is stringy, lifeless, flat and too oily. A clarifying treatment should make your hair look shinier, more voluminous, and easier to style. An expert can help you make sure you’re actually removing all the buildup without harming your scalp.

Reconditioning Treatment

A reconditioning treatment, sometimes referred to as “deep conditioning,” is essentially the opposite of a clarifying treatment. If you’re using a shampoo that’s too harsh for your hair, you have naturally dry hair, or your hair is damaged, you may need extra work to bring moisture back into the hair. Deep conditioning allows you to bring life back to super-dry hair.

If you notice that your hair is super frizzy, extremely brittle and prone to breakage, or ends up with a significant number of split ends, you may benefit from a reconditioning treatment. With an expert’s help, you can condition your hair effectively without swinging the other way and introducing product buildup.

Intensive Treatment

The term “intensive treatment” is fairly general, and it typically refers to any treatment that goes above and beyond what you may need for generally healthy hair that’s just having a few problems. An intensive treatment will often sit on your hair for longer, and it may be formulated with stronger products.

You’ll typically want to look into an intensive treatment if your hair is especially brittle and damaged. If you find that you can barely style your hair due to frizziness, or if your hair will literally break when you brush it too harshly, an intensive treatment may be for you. Consult with an expert to find out if this is a good idea for your needs.

How To Keep Your Hair and Scalp Healthy at Home

The best way for you to keep your hair and scalp healthy on a regular basis is to invest in a great shampoo and conditioner. If you’re using a high-quality shampoo and conditioner, you’re going to need to use these treatments less frequently, and your hair will likely stay healthy and happy for much longer.

It’s also important that you get an expert’s help with your clarifying, reconditioning and intensive treatments. Some of these treatments may do some damage to your hair if they’re not applied by an expert. The students from the Ogle School student salon can help you make your hair look gorgeous without having to do it at home.


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Hair and scalp treatments are a great way to breathe some life back into your hair, whether you’ve been struggling with your hair for many months or you’re just interested in making your hair look as great as possible. The different hair and scalp treatments will all be different for different people and hair types. If you’re looking for the best solution to your hair problems, an appointment at the Ogle School student salon can help you fix whatever concerns you currently have.

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Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.