There are many reasons for a dry itchy scalp, from the products you’re using on your hair to central heating or even having the shower too hot while you’re washing your hair. A dry scalp can make your head feel itchy and tight and can even leave you with unsightly flakiness, so we’ve put together a list of products which can help you to get your scalp back to its formerly hydrated state:
Because greasy hair looks unpleasant, we all make a lot of effort to make sure our hair isn’t oily, but these natural oils are what keep the scalp hydrated and constantly washing it away is what causes the drying effect. This oil blend from Elemis is designed to nourish and protect the surface of the skin and is perfect for using as a scalp treatment when dealing with dryness.
If you absolutely need to wash your hair every day, it’s essential that you use a non-stripping formula which will allow you to keep your hair clean without drying your scalp. Dermalogica’s Daily Cleansing Shampoo does exactly this, while containing a blend of essential oils which helps to deliver healthy, shiny hair with every use and keep your scalp nourished and flake-free.
This milk bath from Elemis is SO much more than just a bubble bath. As well as being an excellent skin treatment when added to your bath, it can be used directly on your scalp or on localised areas of dryness, to relieve dehydrated skin and reinforce the skin’s acid mantle and moisture balance. It can also be used as a skin treatment for skin allergies, acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and sunburn.
If you’re struggling with a build-up of dry skin on your scalp, you need to get rid of the flakes before you treat the cause of the dryness. The Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush can be used on the scalp to enhance skin texture and tone, removing dead skin cell build up. The brush will stimulate lymph flow and, daily exfoliation, the skin will function efficiently as an organ of elimination.
Using conditioner isn’t just for your hair, it’s also for the benefit of your scalp. Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse contains an essential oil blend that invigorates the senses and gives hydration back to the hair and scalp. Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) nourishes and repairs hair, giving it brilliant shine and manageability.