Moisturize Those Flakes Away and Other Ways to Manage Dry Scalp

Nobody wants a dry scalp and the itchiness or unsightly flakes associated with it. There are a number of things that can cause this condition such as dry or cold weather, summertime heat, hard water used to wash your hair, harsh shampoos, etc. Here are a few beauty salon approved care instructions for getting rid of dry scalp.

Try washing your hair with a moisturizing body wash that is formulated specifically for dry or damaged skin. While it might sound weird, many body washes are better equipped for moisturizing the scalp than many hair conditioners due to the fact that they’re created to moisturize hair rather than skin. Just make sure to thoroughly rinse out your hair. Body washes are often more dense than hair products and take more effort to thoroughly rinse out. Moisturize Those Flakes Away and Other Ways to Manage Dry Scalp

When shampooing or rinsing your hair use cool or lukewarm water. While standing in a stream of cool water may sound uncomfortable in the dead of winter, hot water not only dries out your scalp but it dries out all the skin on your body as well. If this doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to try washing your hair over the sink instead.

What you feed your body also feeds every aspect of you, including your hair. Try to lower your sugar intake by avoiding foods that contain corn syrup, fructose, lactose, sucrose or glucose.

Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals. Instead opt for mild, natural, or herbal shampoos and conditioners. Athena Salon and Spa in Windsor offers an array of high quality and natural salon products that can offer relief when it comes to dry scalp problems.

Avoid or minimize using blow dryers, straighteners or curling irons. Instead, try air-drying your hair as much as possible. If you must use any of these devices, hold blow dryers at least 6 inches away from your scalp and keep straighteners and curling irons away from direct contact with your scalp.

If at all possible, cover your hair and head in caps, hats or hoods when you’re out in cold, dry temperatures.

For more advice on how to soothe a dry scalp, contact the hair and beauty experts at Athena Salon and Spa, Northern Colorado’s premier beauty salon.

 

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