Dry scalp is a really common problem for people with kinky or coily hair types. What causes it and what can you do about it?
The scalp is designed to hold in moisture, but the balance can be easily disrupted, leading to an uncomfortably dry scalp.
The outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is responsible for locking moisture into the skin. So when it becomes damaged, the moisture balance is disrupted.
A dry scalp is generally caused by irritation of some kind – this damages the outer layer of the skin and leads to a dry scalp, as the cells less effective at retaining moisture.
WHAT CAUSES THIS IRRITATION?
The irritation could be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Build-up of hair products
- Dandruff - Click here to learn more about the common source of scalp issues
- Itching and scratching
- Over-manipulation of the hair and styling
HOW CAN YOU TREAT A DRY SCALP?
Put an end to dry scalp worries with our Dry Scalp Care Collection.
Use our Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo and Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Conditioner every time you wash your hair to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and remove build-up, as well as to help restore the scalp’s natural moisture barrier.
A dry scalp is often itchy too – for on-the-go relief use Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Conditioner. With an intensely hydrating formula that delivers fast, cooling relief to dry, itchy* scalp, you can face the world with your head held high. Simply add this hydrating, peppermint complex- and tea tree essence-infused conditioner as the second step in your daily haircare routine to bring on beautiful, confidence-boosting hair.
Use the right products and avoid potential irritants, and you won’t have to deal with the annoyance of a dry scalp!
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