Dry and itchy scalp - Ouch!
Having a dry scalp which often leads to a red scalp and an itchy scalp is something which many people experience, especially during the winter months. Colder climates often give way to hair and scalp issues. As well, when you find yourself moving back and forth from the cold temperatures outdoors to warmer temperatures indoors, this can lead to a dry itchy scalp and in some cases a flaking scalp as well.
Changes in temperature and season
The skin of the scalp is very susceptible to changes in temperatures and to the changing of the seasons. You may find that the skin of your scalp becomes red and itchy and feels tight. You might even discover small flakes of dead skin when you brush or comb your hair. There is no reason to be alarmed by this.
Scalp irritation can be frustrating. However, it is not indicative of a serious health problem. Dry scalp conditions are often believed to be dandruff. However, dandruff is a separate scalp problem. It is also worth knowing that products which help to combat dandruff such as anti-dandruff shampoos can actually make a dry and scaly scalp even worse.
Hair product which treat the scalp
The good news is that there are plenty of hair shampoos and conditioners on the market which are able to treat both a dry scalp as well as a mild case of dandruff. In this way, the treatment for dry scalp will be able to work double duty.
Dry scalp treatment
A deep conditioning treatment
If your head is driving you mad, then there is relief in sight! When it comes to treatments for dry scalp and itchy scalp treatment, you should invest in a deep conditioning treatment and use it at least once a week. Some of these treatments are applied before shampooing and must be left on the head for 10 to 15 minutes at a time before being rinsed off.
Others are applied directly after shampooing and need to be left on for approximately the same length of time.
Hair products which contain the natural ingredients jojoba, Aloe Vera or tea tree oil can help a dry and itchy scalp to heal and can help you to stop scratching your head. Not only will these natural ingredients promote a healthy scalp, they will also promote healthy hair as well.
Scalp massages can help to improve the circulation to your head. There are also special creams, lotions and moisturisers which you can buy to help to improve scalp conditions.
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