Is your itchy, dry scalp making it nearly impossible to stop scratching your head and ruining your ‘do? We get it. These colder months can really do a number on the sensitive skin under all that hair. Luckily, the cure is only 4 easy steps! Let’s break them down right now.
1. Massage Your Scalp
Ahh! What a relaxing first step. Your dry head is thanks to an underproduction of natural hair oils so providing your follicles a little stimulation via some gentle massaging can help get production moving again. It will also help slough away any dead hair or skin cells that may be causing that annoying itch!
Now that you’ve stimulated your hair’s natural oil production and removed all that itchy debris, it’s time to provide some much needed moisture. There are many different options you can use — select the product that’s best for your specific texture and dryness. For example, you can use coconut oil, tea tree, a specialty hair mask, or many other choices. Ideally, you’ll want a treatment that can sit on your head for around 10-20 minutes to allow full scalp penetration.
3. Stay Hydrated!
It’s pretty obvious that the opposite of dry is wet. Our bodies are comprised of almost 80% of the stuff, too, which means making sure you’re getting enough H2O is one of the easiest steps. Keep a hydroflask within arms reach at all times so you can sip your way to a less itchy scalp!
4. Use Less Shampoo or Wash Your Hair Less Often
Yup — you read that right! Using too much shampoo can actually dry your scalp out. The reason is the chemicals included in the formula are designed to strip your hair of excess oil. Too much shampoo strips away too much oil which makes your scalp a dry, itchy nightmare. You can either cut back on the amount of product you use to shampoo your hair or you can increase the number of days between washes.
See how simple that was? Do you have any tips or tricks that we missed? Have a question, comment, or concern? Just want to say hi? Leave it in the comments below!