Thursday, February 19, 2015

How to Get Rid of that Dry Scalp This Winter

As we continue through the cold months, most if not all of us experience our scalps and hair being zapped and ravaged by the harsh weather. Winter can cause a dry scalp but luckily there are some things you can do at home to counteract the problem:
There are many ways to get rid of that dry winter scalp.
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  • Massage your scalp before washing your hair. If you do this with a boar bristle brush before washing, you will remove buildup of oil, hair products and skin cells. The bristles will lift away dirt and distribute your natural oils. Another thing you can do is purchase a hair mask, and apply to your head under a shower cap. Leave the mask on for 45 minutes for a deep moisture soak.
  • Try better shampoo. Experiment with different shampoos and find what works for you. Personally, I like moisturizing or detox shampoos like Moroccan Oil “Hydrate.” If your condition continues to worsen, medicated shampoos are also an option.
  • Try applying Hand Salve along your hairline. Take Burt’s Bees Hand Salve and use the botanical oils and beeswax in this product to alleviate flare-ups along your hairline.
  • Eat more fatty acids. Try and incorporate more things like walnuts and salmon into your diet, and minimize coffee and alcohol to get rid of that dry scalp. Eating kelp, which is high in iodine, can also help support hair growth and scalp healing.
  • Definitely commit to drinking more water. Keeping yourself hydrated will be the complete savior of your skin, especially your scalp. Adding that internal hydration will balance out your scalp issues and is effective and inexpensive. Many of us forget to properly hydrate during the winter months, but drinking enough water on a daily basis should be a top priority in your health regimen.