5 Ways to get rid of a Dry Scalp!

Is this cold weather making your scalp itchy? If your dry scalp is getting you down and frustrated, this is the post for you.

What causes dry scalp?

Dry scalp is due to loss of moisture from the skin and can be caused by the application of soap, strong detergents, cold weather, product build up, hard water, and diet (example: caffeine). Signs and symptoms are itching and small white flakes that come off easily.”

Here are 6 ways to get rid of Dry Scalp!

1. Scalp Treatment

Scalp treatments are good for clearing the scalp of any product build up. They will get rid of flakes and promote healthy hair growth. Scalp treatments will provide your hair with moisture and body to dry hair. For some DIY Scalp Treatment recipes, click here!

2. Change your Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoos and Conditioners that contain harsh chemicals are bad for your hair.  Switching to sulfate free shampoo could help get rid of your dry scalp!  Click here for 7 different shampoos for dry scalp.

3. Omega 3- Fatty Acids

The condition of your scalp can be heavily affected by what you consume. According to WikiHow, “Omega-3s are found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep both your scalp and hair hydrated.”  Eat more omega 3 (Fatty Acids) such as fish, avocado, spinach, walnuts, fish oil supplements,

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is great for fighting the effects of dry scalp. It acts as an anti fungal by killing the bacteria that causes flake in your scalp. There are two ways buy tea tree oil. You can buy the oil and put 5-10 drops in your shampoo or conditioner. If that doesn’t appeal to you, you can buy shampoo and conditioner that already contains tea tree oil.  You should see a difference in you dry scalp in about a month or so!

5. Cut Down on Heat

Telling people to stop using heat all together is close to impossible for some. By cutting down the amount of heat you apply to your hair can help your dry scalp immensely.  Excessive heat can be damaging not only for your hair but for the health of your scalp too.  Another tip would to use cooler water when washing your hair, extremely hot water can not only dry out your skin but your hair as well.

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