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How to Treat Dry and Flaky Scalp

Scalp Care

3 min read

Having a dry and flaky scalp is definitely not cool. Though flakes are more common these days, it doesn’t make it less embarrassing. Not to mention, it’s also itchy and uncomfortable. Thankfully, we now have numerous dry scalp remedies to help soothe the itch and dryness. 

Why Do We Have a Dry, Flaky Scalp?

If you see white flakes on your shirt or pillow, then it may signal dandruff. This condition causes the skin cells to shed fast, making these flakes appear. There are many causes of dandruff that may range from change of weather and humidity to heat-styling and the use of the wrong hair products. . 

Step 1: Check your shampoo

Many of us don’t care much about our shampoo, thinking that all shampoo products are the same. On the contrary, some products are too harsh for the sensitive scalp and strip your hair of its natural moisturizers. We recommend using a shampoo that moisturizes dry scalp like CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti Dandruff Shampoo. It has a moisture-rich formula that nourishes that scalp as it cleans to soothe tightness and inflammation.

Step 2: Exfoliate

If we exfoliate our face and other parts, why don’t we exfoliate our scalp? This can effectively remove dry patches of skin on the scalp and prevent dandruff. The tiny exfoliating grains help scrub away sebum, flakes, and product buildup to give way to a healthy scalp. However, be careful not to scrub too hard because it can cause irritation and impact the growth of healthy hair.

Step 3: Do a scalp massage

Head massages are not just relaxing; they also have restorative benefits. Stimulating the hair pores ensures that oxygen and proteins get to the scalp, encouraging a ‘good soil’ on which hair grows. You can massage heated oil like coconut and olive oil (make sure it’s not too hot to avoid burns)or concoct your own DIY treatment. Then, rinse it thoroughly to avoid grease and buildup.

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