Just how common is an itchy scalp? Studies have shown an itchy scalp affects almost 25% of the population*.
Sun exposure, chlorine and salt water, and low humidity environments can lead to severe scalp dryness therefore increasing itchy scalp symptoms in the warmer months.
Follow these five steps to relieve your itchy scalp this summer.
1. Avoid Scalp Burn
Heat rash and sunburn can lead to a list of uncomfortable skin symptoms including pain, redness, swelling, itching and flaking. To avoid this, you must minimise harsh UV exposure by wearing a hat while walking, boating and sunbaking. This is a must for scalp protection.
2. Go Soap-Free
Soap dries the skin leaving it feeling tight and itchy. The same goes for your scalp. A soap-free shampoo will provide your scalp with a pH balanced cleanse which avoids that typical drying discomfort caused by soap. This means your scalp will be less likely to itch and flake as your hair washing regime increases during the warmer months.
3. Rinse Hair After Swimming
Exposure to harsh chemicals in chlorine swimming pools, as well as moisture-stripping salt water, will dry your scalp, fast. By rinsing your hair with water post-swim you will minimise exposure to drying elements and chemicals. Better yet, shampoo your hair quickly after your swim and you will be able to restore balance to your scalp with minimal disruption to scalp health.
4. Avoid Harsh Environments
Although they are essential to survive an Australian summer, air conditioners wreak havoc with our skin - and our scalp is not immune to its drying effects. These elements can drastically reduce the moisture in your scalp. If you are experiencing symptoms of scalp dryness, reduce your direct exposure to air conditioning where possible.
5. Utilise Colloidal Oatmeal To Restore Moisture, Calm Irritation And Itch
A dry scalp shampoo containing colloidal oatmeal will provide the scalp with several benefits. These include a natural pH balanced, soap-free cleanse. Colloidal Oatmeal actively delivers moisture to the skin cells while forming a protective layer to prevent moisture loss for a hydrated, flake-free scalp.
Colloidal Oatmeal products have the unique ability to provide cleansing with a soap-like action without disrupting the acid mantle or stripping the skin of precious oils therefore supporting dry scalp conditions. It's anti-inflammatory benefits will also reduce the discomfort and redness associated with dry scalp conditions.
Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo:
- Removes surface impurities and flaking
- pH balanced to support normal scalp functioning
- Regulates scalp oils
- Restores and maintains scalp hydration
- Provides anti-inflammatory properties for scalp relief
Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo combines natural ingredients for effective and immediate dry scalp relief. Working to remove dry flakes from the scalp and hair shaft, colloidal oatmeal restores hydration and forms a protective layer over the scalp to reduce moisture loss.
Ready to say goodbye to embarrassing flaking and intense itching? Purchase Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo here.