Dry scalp is a more common problem among women because they produce less sebum than men. This, coupled by the use of various hair products and heat-styling, causes the scalp to become dry. It is manifested by itching, dry hair, and irritation from the lack of oil in the scalp.
Though a common occurrence, it can be troubling especially when the itching attacks. Good thing, there are remedies and solutions for dry scalp.
1. Massage the scalp
A good scalp massage no matter how brief brings benefits. While in the shower, spend a few minutes massaging the conditioner into the hair to facilitate blood flow in the scalp and to evenly distribute the moisturizers.
2. Set the AC at the right temperature
Living in a tropical country means dealing with hot weather and humidity, making it tempting to put the AC to full blast. Unfortunately, you’re cooking up the best recipe for dry scalp because you are removing moisture from the air by doing this. Avoid dry scalp by setting your AC at a comfortable temperature and making sure it gets its regular maintenance check.
3. Stay hydrated
Have dry scalp? Keep yourself hydrated by drinking the recommended water intake every day. If you live an active lifestyle, you can go beyond 6 to 8 glasses to ensure that your scalp and skin stay hydrated.
4. Maintain a healthy diet
People say ‘you are what you eat’, and what you eat greatly affects your skin and hair health. Eating food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and Vitamin A improves blood circulation, stimulates healthier hair and hair growth, supports the maintenance of skin health, and aids in treating dry scalp.
5. Use a good conditioner with shampoo
Shampoo is important for cleaning hair by removing grease, dirt, and product build-up. However, it also removes scalp’s natural oils. Avoid getting dry scalp by using conditioner because it moisturizes the scalp and hair. Massage it and let it stay on the hair for about three minutes before rinsing to ensure even distribution of its moisturizers.
Treating dry scalp shouldn’t be expensive. By following these tips, you’re paving the way for healthier hair and scalp that have nothing to hide.