What Are My Dry Scalp Treatment Options?
The good news is that there are several options you can try to alleviate your dry scalp.
Apply Deep Conditioning Treatments
If your scalp isn't producing enough oil sebum
naturally, it can flake and get itchy. Your hair will also appear dull and
drab. A conditioning hair treatment or mask can soothe your scalp and
relieve you of the dry and itchy feeling. You can't just choose any treatment or mask you see in the store, though.
They're often chock full of ingredients that will exacerbate your problem
instead of fixing it.
Our Gojiberry Hair Restore Mask
is an excellent pick as its both moisturizing and nourishing.
It's a deep conditioner that provides antioxidants to your damaged hair to
help repair it. The unique formula is great for color-treated hair as
it can stop color fade before it starts.
Switch Up Your Shampoo
Not all shampoos are equal. If you're using
products from your local dollar store, it's time to step up your game.
As you already know, your dry scalp can be caused by inferior quality
products. You'll want to invest in a shampoo that's made for dry hair.
Our Gojiberry Hair Restore Shampoo
is designed to moisturize, nourish, and hydrate your hair and scalp.
It contains no harmful chemicals that your drug store quality shampoos might.
Change Your Routine
If your hair is damaged
and scalp is dry, it's time to change up how you're styling your hair.
Using heat tools like curling and straightening irons can cause your hair
to dry out, not to mention cause chemical and structural damages
to your tresses.
If you can't avoid using thermal tools, at
least consider using a heat protectant spray. If you have natural curls,
our Curl & Styling Cream
can help without using any heat. It provides long-lasting curls without
any frizz. Plus, it's chock full of organic goji berry extract, so it'll
stop dry scalp before it starts, too.
Choose Healthier Foods
You already know that the foods you eat can
exacerbate your dry scalp. A diet that's deficient in vital nutrients can
be a factor in the development of dry skin and scalp. Foods rich in zinc
like red meat, shellfish, and legumes will do wonders for your skin and
nails. Zinc boosts your immune system
and is necessary for wound healing.
A diet low in omega-3 fatty acids can cause dry
skin and poor blood circulation. Try eating more foods like mackerel, flax
seeds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds. Vitamin A is necessary for your skin cells
to function as they should. It's also an essential nutrient for proper
organ functioning. You can find vitamin A in salmon, leafy green vegetables,
Try to avoid or cut back on foods that are too sugary.
You may also want to reconsider your alcohol intake
if you're serious about nixing your dry scalp.
Drink More Water
We all know how important it is to ensure we're
drinking enough water every day. Not only can it relieve headaches, improve
brain function, and aid in weight loss, but it can boost skin health, too.
If you're not drinking enough, it's easy for your body to become dehydrated.
Dehydration leads to itchy and dull-looking skin and an uneven complexion.
Aim for at least eight glasses a day.
Use a water calculator
to determine how much you need based on your age, weight, and activity level.
Be Sun Smart
We're often cautious about applying sunscreen
to our exposed skin, but what about our scalps? They're just as prone to
sunburn as any other part of our body, but we never apply sunscreen to our
heads. Even if you're not prone to dry skin, ensure you're protecting your
scalp. Make sure you're wearing a hat when spending any length of time outside
in the summer. You can also find sun protectant sprays specifically made
for your hair.
Try At-Home Remedies
Your kitchen cupboard and refrigerator may
hold the secret to treat dry scalp.
While people often joke that
can be used to fix anything, they're not that wrong. Not only is it a
delicious and healthy cooking oil, but it can be used as part of your
topical skincare routine. It can moisturize your scalp and even reduce
the risk of infections.
Apple cider vinegar
has long been touted for its health benefits. It's a natural antimicrobial,
which means it can help get rid of bacteria or fungi that are causing your
dry scalp. Mix one part ACV with two parts water and let sit on your scalp
for five minutes.
Baking soda and olive oil are both great
anti-bacterial staples in most kitchens. Mixing the two together can create
an exfoliant that can help both dandruff and dry scalp. Combine equal parts
of both and massage into your scalp.
Avocados are more than just a trendy
accompaniment for toast. The natural oils and fatty acids in these fruits
are great for moisturizing your dry skin and scalp.
Give Yourself a Scalp Massage
Massaging your scalp can tell your body to
produce more natural oils. It also causes an increase in blood flow to
your hair follicles, resulting in them receiving more nutrients.
Don't dig your nails into your head and call it a massage. Use a gentle
touch with just the tips of your fingers in slow and circular motions.
Try replicating the best scalp massage you've had from your hairdresser
Use Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil
is anti-bacterial and anti-septic, so it's useful in many different
applications. It's often used as a topical treatment for acne, lice,
insect bites, and fungi. If you're going to try it for your dry scalp,
make sure to do it right. You cannot apply it directly to your scalp as
it will cause skin irritation. Dilute it with a carrier oil, like the
mighty coconut oil, to start reaping the benefits.
You can also add a few drops of the oil into your regular shampoo bottle.