The winter season or the changing season brings lot many problems for our skin and hair. While we dream to have long and smooth hair, every day we get hit by the reality where we experience extremely dry and itchy scalp. Knowing one age-old solution to our problem, which is oiling-massaging-pampering your hair, our busy lives doesn't allow us to do that.
This is why, today, we bring you a few other tricks that will help you in protecting your scalp from getting dry and itchy. Following are the effective six tips:
Do not overwash your hair
Excessive use of shampoo can strip your hair of lucrative moisture and leave it even dryer. Washing your hair less often will help regain your hair's lustre. Incorporate a mild, pH balanced, sulphate-free shampoo with a hydrating conditioner in your hair care routine.
Tip: Oiling the scalp an hour before your head wash will also soothe your scalp.
Opt for hair therapy at home
Warm the oil by placing the container in a bowl of hot water and gently massage it onto your scalp. Wrap a hot towel around your hair and leave it on for half an hour before shampooing your hair. It will give your hair instant shine and keep the split ends at bay.
Choose your shampoo wisely
Switch to a gentler and hydrating shampoo and make sure that you rinse your hair properly. Shampoos containing sodium can be harsh on the scalp and further lead to dryness and itchiness. It is advisable to carefully read the ingredients of the shampoo and see what suits you.
Tip: It is recommended to avoid using hot water while rinsing your hair.
Say NO to external heat
Hot styling tools like straighteners, dryers, and curling tongs should not be applied to the scalp at all. While using these tools, make sure they are kept away from the scalp. Overuse of heat styling tools seeps all the moisture out of your hair and leaves it dry and brittle.
Your stress reflects on your body
First and foremost important thing is to take care of your mental health to have a healthy life. Stress impacts various aspects of our health and well-being. While stress doesn't directly cause an itchy scalp, it can aggravate the symptoms.
Water intake is the key
Probiotics enhance the immune system, which in turn helps the body fight fungal infections that contribute to dandruff or dry scalp. Moreover, drink at least eight glasses of water to improve your scalp health and future hair growth.
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