You’re not alone if you have an itchy, flaky scalp; nearly 40% of people do. The fact that treating a dry scalp is now simpler than ever despite the fact that the condition is still not particularly pleasant to have is a silver lining.
There is a method for managing it, so it doesn’t matter if you have dandruff or product build-up. You’ve come to the right place if you need some advice on how to take care of your scalp.
Causes of dry scalp
Similar to the rest of your body, a dry scalp may be caused by dry skin, so anything that dries out the rest of your skin, like dry weather and seasonal changes, can also dry out your scalp. Another typical reason for a dry, itchy scalp is dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. It is thought that this condition is connected to a skin-dwelling yeast called Malassezia.
A build-up of products that your skin might be reacting to is another common cause. Even rinse-off products like shampoo and conditioner can leave a lingering residue on the scalp for hours. It’s crucial to know the precise ingredients of your products because that residue can result in allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, leaving you with a red, flaky, or itchy scalp.
Tips to avoid dry scalp
Take cold showers instead of hot ones
In cold weather, taking a hot shower may feel wonderful, but the hot water can strip your scalp of its natural oils, resulting in a dry, flaky scalp. If you want to wash your hair, use lukewarm water instead.
Use gentle shampoos instead
Numerous over-the-counter hair products, such as anti-dandruff shampoo, contain harsh chemicals like sulphates that can strip your scalp of its natural oils, leaving it dry. Look for a gentle, hydrating shampoo that will help to hydrate your hair and scalp without robbing it of its natural oils. A fresh moisturizing conditioner should be used after shampooing. The hair is more resistant to damage from environmental factors thanks to Bioblas Collagen Keratin Shampoo, which also gives hair a shiny appearance and makes it stronger and fuller all day. Dermatological tests have been done to ensure that the pH level is suitable for the scalp. Clinical trials have shown that Bioblas’ patented herbal complex B19 works to nourish hair and stop hair loss.
Limit the use of heat styling
Additionally, frequent blow drying, flat ironing, and hair curling can cause a dry scalp. In order to avoid over-drying your scalp, use a heat protectant spray, serum, or cream if you must heat style your hair. Prior to styling, hair care is essential.
Dry scalp? Exfoliate it
Our dry scalps, like the dry skin on our faces, require occasional exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and product build-up that can exacerbate dryness and itchiness. To treat your dry scalp and promote the growth of a healthy head of hair, look for a mild exfoliating shampoo or make your own by combining salt or sugar with your regular shampoo.
Utilize herbal extracts
The anti-inflammatory effects of some herbs, including chamomile, tea tree oil, rosemary, and thyme, as well as their ability to promote healthy scalps and hair growth, have been demonstrated. To prevent a dry scalp, mix a few drops of these extracts with some carrier oil, like jojoba or Argan oil and add the mixture to your shampoo or conditioner bottle. Alternatively, create a pre-shampoo treatment using this mixture. Or you can use Bioxcin Keratin and Argan Oil, it makes your scalp soft and reduces hair flaking
Remember that scalp care is just as important as skin care, even though a dry scalp can be annoying. Use our award-winning Flourish Scalp Serum as a scalp treatment to help nourish, moisturize your scalp, and combat scalp itch, and you’ll be on your way to having a healthy, hydrated scalp in no time!