Winter is coming! No doubt, winter isn’t our hair follicles’ favorite season. It is normal for you to experience occasional breakage- most times accompanied by a dry, itchy scalp- because the hair follicles lose their characteristic sheen and turn brittle.
So, now is the time to begin exploring ways to prevent the coming dry season from getting the better half of you. Here, we have compiled a list of remedies, that you could use in the comfort of your room, to prevent hair loss and prevent a dry, itchy scalp this winter:
Why Is My Scalp so Dry and Itchy?
At some point in our lives, each of us has experienced a dry and itchy scalp. So, before we try preventing a future occurrence- or solving a present case, it’s important to find the underlying causes.
There are a variety of reasons your scalp might be dry and itchy. Aside from the absence of food for hair growth and thickness in your diet, the two most common causes, however, are dandruff and an inflammatory skin condition. Also, dry and itchy scalp could be linked with eczema, head lice, allergic reactions to head dyes. stress and anxiety.
Whatever might be the reason you are experiencing a dry scalp, there are ways to get rid of it.
How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp and Dandruff?
A dry, flaky scalp would suggest the presence of dandruff. It is easy to confuse a dry scalp for dandruff and vis visa. However, these two conditions are totally different. A dry scalp is caused by the absence of adequate moisture on the scalp. With dandruff, the cause is too much oil on the skin. This excess oil causes the skin cells to build up and eventually shed. That’s where shampooing comes in.
If you leave long intervals between shampooing, you unintentionally cause the oil on your scalp to collect leading to dandruff. Again, if you choose to shampoo too often, you end up drying out your scalp. So, it is about finding that balance which keeps your hair both moisturized and flake-free.
What Shampoo Is Good For Dry Scalp In Winter?
In winter, it is important to choose shampoos that do not only clean up the buildup of oil and dirt in your hair but also moisturizes it; leaving it shiny and flexible. However, there are special shampoos built to combat dry scalp and dandruff. Try getting these kinds of shampoos for winter.
Natural Remedies for Dry Scalp
To skincare freaks, the mention of coconut oil should not be surprising. For many years, the benefits of coconut oil have been harnessed through its application on the skin; the scalp not being an exception. It’s moistening effect coupled with its antifungal and antibacterial properties, does not only help you maintain a moderately oily scalp but also helps reduce the risk of infections.
Application: Massage melted coconut oil deep into your scalp. Leave it in for about 10 minutes. Then, go on to rinse it off. Doing this regularly not only helps curb dry scalp but also promotes a silky, smooth and flexible hair.
Baking Soda and Olive Oil for a Dry, Itchy Scalp
Baking soda is popular for its antibacterial properties while olive oil, obviously, is a good moistening agent. A mixture of these two substances will help exfoliate your scalp, keeping it oily. The mixture is particularly good for people who have dandruff alongside dry scalp.
Application: Equally mix the soda and oil. Massage into hair, leaving it for five minutes. Wash and rinse with shampoo and conditioner to eliminate all residue.
That’s How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp?
Yeah… you are surprised it’s that easy? As long as you follow all the rules and precautions and use the prescribed natural remedies, dry scalp would be an issue of the past.