Top Tips for a Dry Itchy Flaky Scalp

Top Tips for a Dry Itchy Flaky Scalp

There are things in this world that are more irritating than an itchy scalp…but not many! And that flaky “shoulder snow” that’ll make you want to toss out the darker half of your wardrobe? Embarrassing! We all can have itchiness and dandruff from time to time, but it might be a chronic issue for some of you.  That’s nothing to be ashamed about! Here are some tips that can save your scalp, your sanity, and your wardrobe.


Get the Right Nutrients

Often times, many of the low-grade health issues we struggle with, like scalp issues, can be caused by a simple nutritional deficiency. Your scalp is like the rest of your skin, except that it also has the task of producing all that hair on your head. It needs a lot of nutritional inputs to do that! Some of the key nutrients we are looking at for optimal scalp health are vitamins B2, B6, niacin, and zinc. Some other important vitamins are A and C.  These nutrients will help your scalp have a healthy cell turn-over, as well as healthy levels of sebum production. Learn more about nutrition and hair health here.

Fruits and vegetables 

Drink More Water

Gosh, it seems like water is mentioned for so many types of health issues. And there’s a reason for that. It’s so vital for every bodily function. So if you aren’t getting quite enough water on a regular basis, then you can have little signs of that show up in a lot of different places, including your scalp. Proper hydration will reduce dryness in your scalp and in your skin overall.  An extra tip for helping your body hold onto moisture is to drink herbal teas made with demulcent herbs, such as marshmallow root, or slippery elm.


Oil your Scalp

Speaking of retaining moisture, you can also help preserve the hydration in your scalp tissues by topically applying certain moisturizing oils or fats. Some of the best for locking in moisture are coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil. Plus, you’ll have the added bonus of improving your hair’s shine and strength.


Scalp Serum

Using a topical serum can help to nourish and hydrate a dry itchy scalp. Our Scalp Serum contains ingredients that are great for both your hair and scalp. For example, turmeric aids in clearing up dandruff, and boosts hair growth. And rosemary and tea tree oil help to soothe itchiness. Plus, our serum has a patented growth complex that helps to visibly increase thicker looking hair.


Cut Down on the Sugar and Refined Carbs

This one also gets mentioned often for a lot of different health issues. Which hints at us just how unhealthy too much sugar and carbohydrates are for the body overall.  But specifically for the scalp, itchy dandruff can be caused by an overgrowth of yeasts known as Candida or Malassezia. Excess sugars in the blood stream can allow this yeast to grow out of control leading to itchiness and more flaking. Improving your gut health with fermented foods is also key for keeping your microflora in balance.


Switch to more Natural Hair Products

For some, the problem could be an issue of having an allergy to one or more of the hair care products you’re using. Many commercial shampoos and conditioners contain all sorts of chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Try to find brands that have more natural ingredients, like our Biotin S+C. Especially shampoos with eucalyptus or tea tree oil can help with soothing scalp irritation and inflammation. You can also try a vinegar-based hair rinse to help control that yeast we mentioned earlier.

Shampoo & Conditioner 

Calm the Inflammation

On the topic of scalp inflammation, a condition like psoriasis could be underlying your scalp issues.  So, using products that have anti-inflammatory components can be a big help in this department. For example, our hair mask contains turmeric, chamomile, rosemary, calendula, and other herbs that can help to reduce inflammation on your scalp.

 Hair Mask

We hope these tips help you to clear up your scalp issues (and slay that shoulder-snow dragon!) If you’re also seeing some hair loss issues, then find out how you can promote healthy hair growth, retention, and overall hair health!

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