Scalps are important — just try to live without one.

Comments by Robert Hardwicke, President and Product Master of Awakening Skin Care.

©Oleg Chernovoltsev/

©Oleg Chernovoltsev/

As I’ve never encountered a person living well (let alone living at all) without the benefit of the skin of a scalp upholstering their skull, my conclusion is that scalps are fundamentally essential equipment for us homo sapiens.   Yet how many of us ever hear of someone really paying attention to the health of their scalp?  Sure, the Cheyenne expressed their annoyance with European incursions into their neighborhoods by relieving the incurees of their skull skin.  In these instances, the importance of the scalp is yet again highlighted in simply another way: The Cheyenne “counted coup” with scalped scalps — the more, the better — items of substantial value.  [And this was even before Adam Smith propounded his economic treatis on the distinction between “value in exchange” (the Cheyenne approach) and “value in use” (what I am sure the former European owners would have considered the infinitely more important use)].

This post addresses only scalps still in their original locations.  This post addresses why people should care about their scalps.  This post addresses what people can do to care for their scalps.

But ‘skin care’ almost never, ever is associated with ‘scalp care’.  The antioxidants of this world that help skin so much, rarely find their way upstairs from the complexion.

But there’s much more than just emphasizing that scalps are a basic body accessory.

In several earlier posts, I’ve written about the life cycle of a hair follicle, what menopausal alopecia is and what it does, what makes for healthy, happy hair — and what doesn’t — along with other related topics.  ‘Hair’ is always the center of attention when addressing the very top of the body.  The old saying is that “beauty is only skin deep” — well, so is hair (being skin deep, that is).  And the scalp is that skin.  No skin in the game; no hair on the head.

The healthier the scalp, the healthier the hair.  And even in the absence of any hair at all, the healthier the scalp can be, the better off life will be for the human living beneath it.

The hallmark of all of our Awakening products for skin health is what we call the Mineral Moisture Factor™.  At the core of this ‘Factor’ are the hydrating and healing elements of concentrated natural potassium and concentrated natural magnesium.  Our mission here at Awakening is to formulate natural, vegan, mineral-rich products that make peoples’ skin far more healthy —and to do so in ways that leave the skin feeling like silk (that is, neither greasy nor sticky).

Awakening SCALP is our patented product formulated specifically for the needs of the scalp as well as for the needs of the roots of the hairs.  We could call this product “Awakening ROOTS” or “Awakening FOLLICLES” just as appropriately as Awakening SCALP, but we haven’t.  Root awakening is a by-product of cleansing, hydrating and nourishing the pores and tissue of the scalp.

Dead Sea mud forms the foundation for SCALP’s efficacy, but our product is much more than just a mud masque.  We sought and achieved a scientific balance of mud minerals, essential oils and botanical extracts in a concoction carrying a pleasingly subtle aroma.  But as with any mud masque, the proper use of our product will involve some attention to detail to realize best results.  The following testimonial comment from one of our customers is fairly typical:  “A pain in the #%%$. but absolutely worth the effort!” — V.M., Reno NV.  [While I’m not exactly sure what V.M. had in mind with “#%%$”, I do note that it is a place with one less letter than “scalp”, such as “feet” or “hand”].

And just why is our product considered by some as “a pain in the #%%$“?  Awakening SCALP looks like mud, feels like mud, doesn’t smell like mud, needs to be applied carefully to the scalp as opposed to the follicles themselves, must be allowed to dry, and lastly must be shampooed out.  This entire task need not take more than 10 minutes.  Allowing SCALP to dry for an excessive period of time (say, anything more than 30 minutes) can make it harder to rinse out — but even then, the end result is, as V.M. in Reno wrote, “absolutely worth the effort”.

We always like to encourage those who are not already familiar with Awakening’s products to give them ‘the old college try’ (probably a rugby term, but without all the bruising and bloodshed).   The bottom line: People who try Awakening products typically love them.  And that’s why we hand craft all of these remarkable formulations at our little lab — we do it so that people will discover a truly superb, natural, vegan source of skin care products with which to hydrate and heal.   Of course, our “guaranteed to delight, or your money back” policy makes the process even sweeter.

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10 Responses to “Scalps are important — just try to live without one.”

  1. I have always had fine/thin hair.
    Not a great combiation for sure.
    Now I'm 58 (heavy sigh) and it seems to be getting thiner.
    I have been massaging my scalp regularly lately and have already noticed a little difference.
    I'd really like to see if using the mud will help even more.

  2. Everything that was made by God has a purpose. That is why even though it is feared by others, it gives an important role to the environment.

  3. The minerals of the Dead Sea clearly are a God-given gift, which is why they are far more effective than any others. Awakening then aims to zero-in on a few of those minerals that are particularly beneficial for the health of skin.

  4. The minerals of the Dead Sea clearly are a God-given gift, which is why they are far more effective than any others. Awakening then aims to zero-in on a few of those minerals that are particularly beneficial for the health of skin.

    • Hi Clarinda — I think the health of the scalp is one of the most overlooked parts of the body. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on the hair — and skin everywhere else on the body — but not the scalp. The prinicpal reason, of course, is that the scalp usually isn’t evident because of hair. But even most bald people don’t bother with taking care of the health of their skin up there, either. Thanks for your feedback. –Rob

  5. you write good articles, i will always be concerned about it.

  6. nice thank you for sharing most informative ideas and also your good view.

  7. heard of something like this for the first time. thanks for sharing it.

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