Between managing our skin regimes in the cooler months, it's no surprise that our scalps get neglected. In fact we rarely pay much attention to our scalps at all until we encounter flakes on our shoulders or a desire to itch - it can be unsightly, frustrating, and embarrassing!
1. Firstly, why is my scalp dry?
Dry scalp is a result of inadequate oils and sebum on the scalp. When our skin lacks these vital oils, dead skin cells dry out and flake off. This can cause intense irritation and can leave our hair feeling dry simultaneously. This drying process is the same that occurs on our faces when we suffer with dry skin concerns. The skin works like a factory, and when things slow down or speed up within, problems occur on the surface.
Signs of dry scalp include: an itchy scalp, irritation, dry hair, small white flakes which are visible but disappear when you wash your hair.
2. Is dry scalp the same as dandruff?
No. Dry scalp is merely a dry skin condition which tends to lessen after washing the hair. Dandruff occurs when excess oil production encourages the growth of a fungus that naturally occurs on our scalp. This fungus feeds off excess oil and dead skin cells and creates a visible flaky build up. The fungus itself needs to be treated in order to eliminate the problem, therefore making it more resilient to treatment than a simple case of dry scalp. To avoid dry scalp escalating to dandruff it's important to treat it in its early stages with a specifically formulated shampoo.
3. Colloidal Oatmeal cures dry scalp fast
With a number of impressive skin benefits, this natural ingredient contains a powerhouse of properties which will alleviate your dry scalp symptoms instantly.
The benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal in a shampoo:
Moisturising: Containing polysaccharides, colloidal oatmeal nourishes and moisturises the scalp encouraging a healthy environment for both skin and hair.
Anti-itch: BetaGlucan is a powerful anti-inflammatory known for its fast healing and antibacterial benefits.
Barrier Protection: Vital for barrier repair therapy, lipids help to protect the skin from moisture loss and counteract drying environments and conditions.
Cleansing: Containing Saponins to clean the skin, these lift away the dead skin cells making way for oils to move through the hair shaft without causing congestion which leads to flaking.
Anti-irritant: Avenanthramides soothes the skin and minimises the need to scratch which exacerbates the problem.
To get to the bottom of your dry scalp condition, we recommend nourishing your hair with a product designed to specifically target dry scalp concerns. Start using a colloidal oatmeal shampoo like Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo today and ditch the itch for good!
Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo out performs its competitors as it works to eliminate dry scalp conditions and protects the scalp to keep dry scalp conditions under wraps.
A colloidal oatmeal pH balanced soap-free shampoo like Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo will cleanse and hydrate your scalp while nourishing your hair leaving it feeling fresh, clean and moisturised.
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