At Omorovicza, we believe skincare should extend beyond the face and body. A dry, itchy scalpis a common complaint, and yet scalp care is often neglected in beauty routines. Read on to discover common symptoms, causes, and the best dry scalp treatmentsfor a nourished, more comfortable-feeling scalp. Here’s how to get rid of a dry scalp…
Dry Scalp Symptoms
Symptoms of dry scalp can vary but often include:
- Small, white flakes on the hair and scalp
- Tight feeling skin
- Dry skin on other areas of the body
What Causes a Dry Scalp?
A dry, itchy scalp is a common complaint and can have many causes. While a dry, itchy scalp may be the result of an underlying condition such as psoriasis or dermatitis, it often isn’t serious and can be treated with skincare and lifestyle changes. Understanding the cause is essential in finding an effective dry scalp remedy.
Over-Washing the Hair
Shampoos are formulated to remove moisture and oil from the scalp. Over-washing can strip away natural oils and reduce moisture retention, resulting in a dry, itchy scalp. Using very hot water to wash the hair can also dry out the scalp and contribute to flaking and itchiness.
Changes in climate are a common cause of a dry, itchy scalp. In colder months, the drop in humidity levels can dry out the skin, including the scalp. Excessive exposure to artificial heat, such as central heating, can also decrease moisture retention and dry out the scalp.
The Wrong Products
Using haircare products that have a high alcohol content or that upset the skin’s natural Ph balance can cause a dry, itchy scalp. Hair dye can also cause dryness as coloring the hair often requires harsh chemicals and bleach.
Though some causes of a dry scalp may seem unavoidable, making some simple changes can help to prevent excessive moisture loss and soothe itchiness.
Wash the Hair Less Frequently
Reducing the number of times you wash your hair each week will help to limit exposure to drying shampoos and hot water. Using cooler water can also help to increase moisture retention and reduce scalp dryness.
Applying a scalp reviver is the perfect way to reduce shampoo use without compromising on a freshly cleansed look. The Omorovicza Scalp Reviver is one of our best dry scalp treatments. It absorbs oil at the roots, leaving the hair and scalp feeling instantly refreshed. Infused with salicylic acid, menthol and camphor, the scalp reviver gently exfoliates the scalp to reduce flaking and unblock hair follicles, while also soothing irritation and protecting against environmental aggressors.
How to use: Shaking well before use, use the pipette to apply a few drops directly to the scalp, sectioning the hair as needed. Massage gently into the roots of the hair for a soothed and refreshed scalp.
Use a Scalp Treatment
One of the most effective ways to treat a dry scalp is to soothe irritation and boost hydration with a mask. Omorovicza’s Revitalising Scalp Mask is a pre-shampoo treatment formulated with Hungarian moor mud, salicylic acid and menthol to purify, exfoliate and soothe the scalp.
How to use: Using the tube applicator, apply a generous amount directly to the scalp. Massage in gently and leave for 10-20 minutes before rinsing the hair thoroughly.