Dry scalp is a scalp issue that can be remedied pretty quickly. Dry scalp consist of dry patches and a tightening on the scalp which will cause dandruff, mild itching may occur. Dry scalp comes from lack of moisture, in which simple acts to your hair care regimen can quickly rid it once and for all. Here are some simple steps you can take to get rid of dry scalp...
- Clean out product closet. If you suffer from dry scalp more often than not, the problem will most likely be what you are putting on your scalp. Here are a few ingredients that may be the culprit; sodium laurel / laureth sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laurel sulfate, sodium dodecylsulfate, sulfuric acid, sodium salt sulfuric acid, Aquarex methyl, isopropyl alcohol (Used in antifreeze, wood finish and shellac, isopropyl alcohol is designed to dissolve oils, which can strip the hair of moisture), many hair gels use this. Proplyene glycol (PG) is another one that can possibly cause irritation. Also avoid products that have dyes, harsh fragrances (synthetic), formaldehyde (preservative), for all of these are drying to the scalp and hair. Other ingredients that will prevent moisture from getting in rather than making you lose moisture are as follows; Mineral oil (parrifidium liquidium) Petrolatum, and silicones.
- Replace the old products with new products that are natural as possible. Label reading is very important when you suffer from some kind of scalp irritation or issue.
- Create a moisture rich hair care regimen. Weekly regimen should include>>> Pre treat hair with an oil or specified pre poo, this will give you an extra moisture boost before washing. Wash with a mild shampoo (moisturizing shampoo, conditioning shampoo and no poo are all labels you should pay attention to). Always be sure to clarify hair once a month. This removes product build up. Too much product will also cause dryness. Always use a deep conditioner. Massage oil into scalp at least 3 times a week. These steps will help with bringing back the proper moisture level on your scalp and hair.
- Take necessary precautions in the winter and hot summer months. The hot sun and the cold air can cause dryness, so always take necessary precautions. Make sure that hair is properly moisturized during these seasons.
Here are some product suggestions that will aid in ridding dry scalp from our line if you are interested; Honey Dew Hydrator, this is a really intense hydrating mask that will really help bring moisture back to your parched scalp and hair. Spring Sensation Oil, this oil is infused with basil and curry, both will help with the health of the scalp. Morning Joy Cleanser, a mild shampoo that will gently cleanse the scalp but will not deplete your scalp of its natural oils. Sweet P Pudding, this is a pre treatment that is packed with oils that will really help bring back the oils in your scalp, and has sweet potato, which has vitamin A and vitamin A helps with moisture in the scalp. Citrus Burst Clarifying Shampoo, this shampoo not only clarify the hair but helps with shedding, detangling and itchy scalp.