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Scalp micropigmentation is a popular treatment for hair loss, but in some cases it can lead to a shiny scalp. At SMP HQ we specialise in creating natural looking hairlines that are ultimately undetectable to the untrained eye. That being said, if you’re concerned about your scalp shining after a SMP session, here are some tips to help you prevent it.

  • Use Mattifying Products
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight
  • Shaving Pattern
  • Don’t Over-wash Your Scalp
  • Follow the Aftercare Instructions
  • Schedule Regular Touch-ups

Use Mattifying Products

Mattifying products are specially designed to absorb excess oil and shine from the scalp, leaving it with a matte finish. Look for products that are specifically formulated for people with the shaved head look. Choose a product that suits your hair type and personal preferences.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause the scalp to shine, especially if it is oily. Wear a hat or a scarf when you are outdoors, and avoid spending too much time in the sun. If you must be outside, use a SPF 30+ sunscreen specifically designed for the scalp.

Shaving Pattern

If you are going for the shaved head look, then regular shaving of your head is required. For the best results, try to shave in the direction of your hair growth. This will produce a grainy effect and will help your scalp absorb light. A plain scalp with no hair to absorb light will appear shinier.

Don’t Over-wash Your Scalp

Washing your scalp too often can strip away the natural oils and moisture, causing it to become dry and shiny. Wash your scalp no more than once a day, using a gentle shampoo and lukewarm water. After washing, pat your scalp dry with a soft towel and avoid rubbing it vigorously. The skin on your scalp is sensitive and the same care afforded to your face should be followed for your scalp.

Follow the Aftercare Instructions

Following the aftercare instructions provided by your SMP HQ technician is crucial to ensure the best results and prevent complications. Avoid sweating, swimming, and exposing your scalp to water or direct sunlight for a few days after the procedure. Apply a moisturiser or an ointment to your scalp to keep it hydrated and prevent it from becoming too dry or too oily.

Schedule Regular Touch-ups

SMP is a semi-permanent procedure that requires touch-ups to maintain its appearance. Schedule touch-ups with your SMP technician every few years or as recommended to prevent the pigments from fading and causing the scalp to shine. The darker the pigments the less the light will reflect off your skin allowing you to maintain a dense looking profile.

Overall, preventing scalp shining after your SMP treatment is easy with these tips and tricks. Use mattifying products, avoid direct sunlight, don’t over-wash your scalp, follow the aftercare instructions, and schedule regular touch-ups for optimal results. If you have concerns or complications, contact your SMP technician and they will be able to advise further.