How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp in 4 Easy Steps
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 do a number on the sensitive skin under all that hair. Luckily, the cure is only four easy steps! Let’s break them down right now.
- 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 potentially 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 several options — select the best product for your specific texture and dryness. For example, you can use coconut oil, tea tree oil, 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.
- Stay Hydrated!
The opposite of dry is wet. Our bodies contain almost 80% of water, too, which means making sure you’re getting enough H2O is an effortless step. Keep a hydro flask within arms reach at all times so you can sip your way to a less itchy scalp!
- Use Less Shampoo or Wash Your Hair Less Often
Yup — you read that right! Using too much shampoo can dry your scalp out. The reason is the chemicals included in the formula strip your hair of excess oil. Too much shampoo strips away too much protective oil and makes your scalp a dry, itchy nightmare. Either cut back on the amount of product you use to shampoo your hair or 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 us a comment in the space below!