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I have dry scalp, please help me.

I often get asked, "what products can help with dry scalp", and the first thing that goes through my mind: are you treating the symptoms or the cause of your dry scalp? If you're only treating the symptoms, you're not going to get rid of the problem.


So, let's take a closer look at what may be causing your scalp to be dry.

What are you using on your hair? What is your diet like? From there, I can gather what may be causing you to have dry scalp. If we address those issues and make slight changes, you may be able to get rid of dry scalp. (Bear in mind, I am not a doctor.)


Keep reading to learn more about the common causes of dry scalp and get a few tips on how to get rid of it!

Why do we get dry scalp?

There are a number of reasons why someone might get dry scalp. But some of the most common I find are: (1) Weather changes, (2) not drinking enough water, (3) Shampoo, (4) stress or (5) Hormones.

  1. Weather: Blame it on the weather! When the temperature drops, so does the moisture in the air. This can lead to a dry, flaky scalp. If you live in a dry climate, you may be extra susceptible to this problem.

  2. Water: Not drinking enough water is a common cause of dry scalp. Your scalp is made up of skin, and like the rest of your skin, it needs to be hydrated from the inside out. Drinking plenty of water will help to keep your scalp hydrated and prevent dryness.

  3. Shampoo: If you use a lot of shampoo or the wrong type of shampoo, this too, can also lead to dry scalp. Shampoo is designed to clean your hair, but it can also strip away the natural oils that protect your scalp. If you use shampoo every day, or if you use a lot of it, this can impact the moisture levels in your scalp. To combat this, look for products that are designed for dry scalp, and that contain ingredients like shea butter or jojoba oil. In addition

you can also use a scalp oil or serum. These products can help to replenish the natural oils in your scalp and keep it hydrated.

  1. Stress: Dry scalp can also be a symptom of stress. When you're stressed, your body produces less of the natural oils that protect your skin. This can lead to dryness, itchiness, and even flaking on the scalp. So if you're feeling a little stressed out, remember that it could be affecting your scalp too! Try giving yourself a scalp massage regularly. This will help increase blood flow and promote healthy hair growth.

  2. Hormones: If you're suffering from a dry, flaky scalp, your hormones might be to blame. Hormones can cause an increase in sebum production or disrupt the natural balance of scalp bacteria, leading to a less than perfect scalp situation. If you suspect your hormones are the culprit, talk to your doctor about treatment options.




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