We talk about pores a lot, from how to clear them to how to minimize them, but did you know that pores are just hair follicles? You need to give your scalp as much attention as you'd give the skin on your face.
Sebum acts as a natural conditioner and helps to keep your hair soft, detangled and protected form environmental and physical assaults, so it's important not to over wash the hair and strip your scalp of its natural oils. That said, if sebum, product build-up and dead skin cells accumulate on the scalp, they serve as food for bacteria which will clog the hair follicle and disrupt natural hair growth.
You need products that balance the scalp.