Looking After Your Scalp in Winter – aside from dry hair, one of the most common complaints during wintertime is that of the fear of wearing dark tops and jackets, in order to avoid the white flakes. Sadly, we aren’t talking about soft white snowflakes falling gently around us, but rather the arid ‘D’ word – Dandruff.
Dandruff is generally caused by a dry, itchy scalp which, just like dry hair, can be brought about thanks to the lack of humidity throughout this time of year.
Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to restore the moisture and get rid of those snowflakes on your shoulders for good!
Apple Cider Vinegar is your Best Friend
While switching to a quality anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner is job number one, making your own home-made apple cider vinegar rinse is next on the list of priorities. It helps to restore your scalp’s natural pH levels and reduces that unpleasant, persistent itch.
Mix ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water and wash your hair as you normally would. Then give those locks once final rinse with your concoction. Massage well and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing out with clean water.
For a no-fuss solution which won’t leave your kitchen looking as though a toddler whirled through it, opt for our in-salon deep moisturising treatments and dry-no-more scalp oils for that silky look.
Avoid Hairdryers if you Can
We are all familiar with the early morning ‘mad rush’. However, if you really want to banish dry scalp for good, you need to avoid blow drying your hair to save time. Hairdryers will only make the problem worse by sapping your scalp of all of the natural moisture that you have managed to restore. Try to wash your hair in the evenings when it is possible to let it air dry instead.
Embrace the Power of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is exceedingly trendy right now – and for good reason, too. It has a number of incredible uses, including treating your dry scalp! Gently massage a tiny amount into the affected area and leave in for as long as possible before washing it out. Do this every couple of days for best results.
If dry scalp is the least of your problems right now, and hair loss is the main concern that you’re dealing with, winter is as good a time as any to seek treatment and do your research in terms of the options available to you. From mesotherapy to laser hair therapy, Hair Clinic International is here to help you regain your crowning glory. Get in touch with us today to book your free consultation with one of our professionals.