Dry hair automatically leads to dehydrated scalp, a very uncomfortable condition. Dry scalp is always itchy and initiates the urge to scratch your head frequently. Unfortunately this condition is not limited to a certain age group. It cuts across from newborns to the elderly. Most people however confuse dry scalp and dandruff which are very distinct from each other. Due to the frustrations accompanying dry scalp it is important that we understand the underlying causes, remedies and long term effects.
The phrase” prevention is better than cure is used more often than not. However before we jump to preventive measures it is important to understand what causes dry scalp. Majorly this condition is largely attributed to reduction of the required amount of oil in the hair and the scalp area. As such we only need to know what leads to loss of oil in the human hair. First skin conditions like eczema can lead dry scalp. In addition use of unfriendly shampoos or hair treatments with high chemical content is also known to interfere with the essential hair oils. Also you might be over using shampoos, remember too much of something is dangerous. Hard water and poor eating habits may also dehydrate your scalp.
So what are the remedies to dry itchy scalp? Most important ensure you are healthy and free of any infections that may cause your scalp to dry and remove flakes. Use shampoos with low chemical content and are recommended for the type of hair you have. Remember we all have unique type of hair hence choose what suits you best. Wash your scalp using low mineral content water, hard water kills natural hair oils and eventually the skin dries and flakes off. Good nutrition plays a key role in nurturing your scalp, since sebaceous glands need nutrients like fatty acids and vitamin B to function properly. Other things to avoid so as to maintain a healthy hair scalp include, excess alcohol, and stress. Lastly note that healthy scalp brings a sense of comfort, freshness and confidence therefore take the necessary measures to prevent your scalp from drying and even having your hair fall off.