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How to Take Care of Your Scalp (and Why It’s So Important!)

It’s easy to neglect what you can’t see, which is why many of us forget to nurture our scalps. However, lack of scalp care can lead to conditions that will eventually demand our attention, leaving us to fix problems that could have easily been avoided. From dryness and itchiness to irritation and dreaded dandruff, all these conditions can be avoided if we spend just a few minutes caring for our scalps every week.

“Healthy hair starts with scalp care.”

– Rossano Ferretti

According to Rossano Ferretti’s revolutionary team of hair experts, it’s important to care for your scalp no matter your hair type. Like the skin on your face, the skin on your scalp ages and changes. “Healthy hair and a healthy scalp can change overnight,” the team agrees. The solution to treating or avoiding scalp conditions is to know how to take care of your scalp properly and then stick to a regular scalp care routine that can easily be incorporated into your normal hair care routine. That’s why we’ve created this guide to good scalp care treatment. Once again, the RF team is here to help you maintain bellissimo healthy hair!

But first –

Prodigio Scalp Scrub
Vivace Dry Shampoo Crème
Vita Rejuvenating Shampoo

How to Tell If You Have a Healthy Scalp (Or Not)?

“Your scalp works unrelentingly to encourage healthy hair growth and regulate oil production,” says the our team of Rossano Ferretti Hair Artists. “Scalp care isn’t reserved for those suffering from dandruff or itchiness — it’s for everyone.”

Suffice it to say, the healthier your scalp is, the healthier your hair will be. If you have healthy hair goals for your locks, then diligent scalp care is a must despite the current condition of the skin on your head.

But knowing what state your scalp is in will, of course, help you to determine the best scalp care routine.

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A healthy scalp is free of:

  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Infection
  • Flakes
  • Burning
  • Excessive oil
  • Sun damage
  • Excessive hair loss

If you experience any of the above, then a simple adjustment to your hair care routine can make all the difference. *Extreme conditions or symptoms should be treated by a qualified dermatologist.

How to Take Care of Your Scalp?

The RF team gathered to compile a list of the top scalp care methods that have proven to help this type of skin (and the hair it produces) thrive!

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Let’s see what advice they have:

  1. Wash your hair less often. Shampooing your hair often can strip away the natural oils (sebum) your scalp produces. This can leave it dry and vulnerable to irritation, but it can also encourage your scalp to produce more oils to restore lost moisture – the result here is oily, lack-lustre hair. If you currently wash your hair daily or every other day, try adapting your routine so that you wash your hair 2-3 times a week instead, to avoid over washing.
  2. Stimulate your scalp. Massage your scalp regularly to stimulate blood circulation. The better your blood circulation, the better your hair growth. All this healthy blood flowing around your scalp will also help to heal any damaged skin and will nourish it overall.
  3. Use gentle hair care products. Avoid hair products that contain sulphates and harsh chemicals. Sulphates can strip away natural oils on your hair and some chemicals can even eventually burn layers of skin. Rossano Ferretti Parma has a delectable range of sulphate-free shampoos that cleanse and soften hair without removing all the sebum from your scalp.
  4. Use a hair scalp treatment designed specifically for scalp care. Scalp specific hair products or scalp care shampoos can be hard to come by. However, when you do find a magical formula, hold onto it tightly! A professional scalp treatment can help to exfoliate, treat, and rebalance your scalp, leaving it in its best condition!

How to care for a dry scalp vs oily scalp?

Both dry and oily scalps can be a recipe for hair trouble.

For dry scalps and hair, the RF team recommends a hair care routine that includes washing tresses with a, moisturising shampoo , followed by a deep hydrating conditioner or hair mask.

Our team agrees that the trick for oily hair or oily scalps is to resist the urge to overwash hair or use clarifying shampoos. Instead, wash with a gentle, sulphate-free shampoo one day, and a gentle exfoliating scalp scrub the next (our lush formula incorporates olive kernel powder, peppermint and mandarin orange).

Introducing Prodigio Scalp Scrub – essential for scalp care!

Rossano Ferretti Parma's Prodigio scalp scrub.


Prodigio Cleansing Scalp Scrub has been meticulously formulated to target scalp care. It uses ingredients such as peppermint, olive, and mandarin to promote scalp well-being. The scalp care shampoo  can be used weekly or twice a week to deeply clean, refresh, and soothe your scalp while it nourishes skin cells, unclogs pores, and promotes shiny, healthy hair growth.

Take our free online hair quiz to discover your own personalized hair care routine and enjoy healthy and nourished hair with Italian Designer Haircare.