Let’s be honest: a dry scalp can ruin any look. A dry scalp resulting in dandruff can make it really difficult to feel confident about your hair. On top of that, the itching often associated with a lot of itching can be extremely annoying and frustrating. While there are many causes of an itchy scalp, ranging from over-shampooing to colder weather, many options are available to soothe a dry scalp. In this blog, MyCuts will offer some of the most common causes of a dry scalp and methods you can use to combat the issue.
Most Common Causes of a Dry Scalp
Whenever the oil glands in the scalp are underactive and unable to produce the necessary amount of natural oil, this can cause the scalp to become dry. That being said, several reasons may cause this to occur. Some of the most common causes of a dry scalp include:
- Eczema and other types of fungal infections
- Cold and dry weather
- A lack of nutrients in your diet
- Shampooing too frequently
- Using harsh shampoos containing chemicals
- Excessive use of styling products
Methods of Soothing a Dry Scalp
Now that you know some of the most common causes of a dry scalp, what are some remedies and methods you can use to soothe it? Let’s find out.
Try Out a New Shampoo
A new shampoo is one of the first things you can try to soothe a dry scalp. If your current shampoo contains harsh chemicals, it’s possible that your scalp is reacting negatively to this. Instead, try switching to a new shampoo with a more gentle formula. On top of that, it’s a good idea not to shampoo your hair every day. Shampoo every other day instead; when you do, use warm water rather than hot water (hot water can also dry your skin).
Change Your Diet
As discussed, sometimes the cause of a dry scalp is found in a lack of nutrients in your diet. Adding foods containing vitamin B (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.) can boost oil production in your skin. At the same time, you’ll want to avoid certain foods that contain spice, salt, alcohol, and sugar, as these can trigger an itchy and dry scalp.
Sometimes soothing a dry scalp takes little more than good deep conditioning. You can use an at-home deep conditioning or hot oil treatment as these can provide all of the extra moisture that your scalp needs. We highly recommend using this type of treatment about twice a week for the best results.
Hair Salon Scheduling Made Simple With the MyCuts App
Although you now have some of our best tips for soothing a dry scalp, you may still feel it necessary to make a trip to your local salon. That being said, sometimes getting an appointment with your hairstylist can be a hassle, especially during peak season when things are busy and chaotic. If you are a hair salon owner yourself, you know how difficult it can be to manage schedules and inventory. Luckily, the MyCuts app is here to make everything much more simple!
The MyCuts software makes the hair salon experience easier for hair salons and their customers! The app allows your local hair salon to offer a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device.
MyCuts is also great for hairstylists as it simplifies the process of managing their list of clients. With helpful features like client management, appointment reminders, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been easier. Want to see what MyCuts can offer you? Check out our demo!