Does your scalp feel itchy and tight? If so, you might be suffering from a dry scalp. Though not as commonly discussed as dandruff, dry scalp is a common problem that many of us suffer from. It can be caused by a number of factors, including change in weather and temperatures, a reaction to your styling products, or even the lack of water intake.
Steps to Get Rid of Dry Scalp
Determine if it’s a dry scalp or dandruff
These two common conditioners can be easily mixed up because they exhibit the same symptoms--itching and flaking. However, they are two different conditions that require targeted treatments.
While dandruff is associated with the fungus Malassezia that breeds on oily scalp, a dry scalp is often caused by a lack of moisture that is caused by the factors we’ve mentioned above. Identifying which condition you have is the first step to treating dry scalp.
Keep yourself hydrated
This is very basic, yet many of us ignore its importance. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is very simple, but it works wonders for your hair, skin, and overall bodily functions. If you can’t always do it, set a reminder every hour so that you can remember to drink water. You can also use motivational bottles that help you consume as much liquid as you can.
Choose a nourishing shampoo
Using the wrong shampoo can aggravate whatever condition your scalp already has. For example, using a shampoo for dry scalp will only make matters worse. Instead, you need to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to alleviate the dryness. We recommend using CLEAR Botanique Nourished and Healthy Natural Anti dandruff Shampoo because it nourishes your scalp and hair to restore its protective barrier without drying your scalp. And if you add in a moisturizing conditioner, you will give your hair better moisturization.
Minimize the heat
Don’t we all love the soft and shiny feel of our hair after heat-styling it? What we don’t know is that it can greatly affect our strands and make it dry. Whether it’s a straightening iron or a curling wand, the heat can dry out your scalp. So, if you really can’t skip this part of your hair styling routine, make sure to set the temperature at the lowest to minimize the damage.
Now, you can address dry scalp and be on your way to healthier, softer, and smoother hair.