How To Treat Dry And Flaky Scalp?

First and foremost it is of prime importance to find out the exact cause for the your dry and flaky scalp because after the cause is identified then the correct treatment can be followed to rectify the situation to prevent further harm. Dry flaky scalps could be mainly due to climatic conditions. Depending on the kind of climate present in the place you are living, your skin can get affected and so does your scalp. Hot and dry climates can make your scalp lose its inherent moisture and go completely dry. This can lead to dry skin flakes peeling off from the crown of your head and hairline. Besides this you may also notice some white powdery like dust or flakes due to the same reason. Another reason for dry, flaky scalp can be hot showers. When the hot water hits the scalp it can cause a lot of direct damage to the scalp. Dandruff can also be the reason for a dry scalp. Dandruff occurs when overactive oil glands on the scalp get clogged. This makes the scalp dry up at first and then the skin becomes flaky and starts peeling off. Treatment for dry flaky scalp often coincides with the right kind of hair care. If you are able to make sure that you follow a regular hair care routine then you will be sure find the right dry flaky scalp treatment.

Home remedies for dry flaky scalp consists of certain hair care basics. It is very vital that your scalp should be taken care of without causing damage to it. This would therefore involve minimum use of or practically complete avoidance of using artificial chemical based products. These products are readily available in the market and promise to give your hair the best treatment it could ever receive. However these products are heavily laden with chemicals and in the long run worsen the condition of your hair. The use of natural remedies for the treating and improving hair growth as well as treating the scalp is known to be the best approach towards achieving a healthy scalp. Hair growth largely depends on the kind of care that is ministered to the scalp. Healthy hair not only requires regular care but also a good diet. Hair care basics include regularly oiling your hair with jojoba or coconut oil and washing your hair with a natural and gentle shampoo. The oil helps to moisturize the hair from the scalp and the shampoo would thoroughly clean the hair of any dirt that might be stuck to the scalp. Oiling hair is one way of increasing hair growth and the blood circulation of the scalp. You could use coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil, warm it a little and apply it all over. Make sure that the maximum of the oil goes on the scalp and that while applying it you also massage your scalp with your fingertips in a circular motion. You can leave the oil overnight so that it will have enough time to seep through the scalp and provide the required nourishment; wash the hair the next day. If you want to do this oil treatment during the day you could also oil your hair, then warm a towel and tie it around your head and let the heat seep through. This will not only help to bring out the shine in your hair but also strengthen the hair from the roots and therefore also act as an effective remedy for a flaky scalp. Each time you clean your hair avoid using a harsh chemical based shampoo or conditioner, these then to have an adverse effect on the scalp and make the scalp and hair very dry. Always use a shampoo and conditioner that has an oil base as your dry flaky scalp will be nourished through that. Do not allow your hair to become too dry. After washing your hair allow it to dry on its own. Equipment like curling irons, dryers', blowers the hair to become brittle and dry leading to further damage thus preventing hair growth. Therefore let it air dry and till you have been able to replenish your scalp of its dryness avoid curling or styling your hair.Never brush the hair when it's wet mainly because the maximum breakage happens when it is brushed while wet.

One effective home remedy for dry flaky scalp is to mix apple cider vinegar to your bath water and bathe your hair using the concoction. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil to this mixture for better results. Soaking fenugreek seeds overnight and using them is another of the home remedies for flaky scalp. Soak the seeds overnight and the next day grind them into a paste and apply it all over your scalp. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off gently. Following this, add a few drops of lime juice to the bath water and rinse your hair with it. Curd is another of the flaky scalp remedies and one of the easiest dry flaky scalp home remedies that could be used. Curd could also be applied for the hair half an hour prior to getting your hair washed. You could also take a mixture of olive oil, a teaspoon lemon juice and 2 eggs collectively in a bowl and use it on your hair. Allow the mixture to stay on for 15-20 minutes and then with the help of a shampoo wash it off completely. To compliment these natural treatments for damaged hair, it would also help if you follow a diet rich in minerals as it would internally nourish your hair. Vitamins A, B, C and E are necessary for healthy skin and scalp, for improving hair growth and maintaining your hair colour. Vitamins help in the long run to make your scalp soft, hair strong, lithe and avoid split ends. Most of the fruits and vegetables are rich in these vitamins and will provide the correct dose needed to keep your hair healthy. Therefore it is most necessary to include lots of green vegetables in your diet; these nutrients would then be supplied to your scalp through your bloodstream and be able to repair it thoroughly.

answered by G M

Itchy and dry scalp is a condition that is commonly faced by several people during the months of winter or when the climate is colder than usual. One of the other reasons that this condition occurs is due to the movement of individuals from warmer environments to cooler ones. When cold weather is prevalent, the scalp develops a feeling of tightness and itchiness. Furthermore, the action of combing or brushing the hair leads to tiny scraps of dead skin to peel off. A dry skin condition which develops in such a situation is referred to as dandruff. There are also several other scalp conditions which occur due to the presence of dandruff. It is possible that the primary symptoms of a scalp condition can be mistaken for dandruff in some cases. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure the exact cause of a dry and flaky scalp condition before opting for any specific treatment

To begin with, you need to verify the reason behind your particular scalp affliction. It is possible that you may be experiencing a simple case of seasonal dry skin, not requiring any medication If you notice that your scalp has dry skin peeling off only from the area near the crown of the head, the area behind your neck or from your hairline and that the flakes appear to be white and powdery like dust it could be a serious skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is signified by the appearance of flakes of dandruff which are white in color and around 1mm in diameter. Dry patches near the nose, the ears, the chest, the elbows and the knees associated with inflammation on the itchy parts of the affected scalp are symptomatic of a serious scalp condition. It is quite likely that these symptoms point to either eczema of scalp psoriasis. In this situation is extremely advisable to consult a dermatologist who can diagnose your exact condition and recommend treatment accordingly

Dry flaky scalp can also be caused by reasons other than just dry climate. Hot shower baths are also known to be a cause for dry scalp particularly if you allow hot water from the shower to directly hit your scalp. Reduce the temperature of the water from the shower. It is preferable to use lukewarm water for the body, skin and scalp. Be sure to apply your hair conditioner on your scalp, as this will not only protect your hair from excessive dryness but will work as a moisturizer as well.

answered by G M

From your symptoms, you seem to be suffering from a severe case of dandruff. Dandruff sometimes occurs due to oil glands on the scalp that have become very active and have become clogged. This causes the skin on the scalp to become dry and flaky. Most people who suffer from dandruff also seem to find that their scalps are very itchy. However, when you do scratch your scalp, you might find that this will only worsen the itching. Dandruff can be treated with special, medicated shampoos, there are a number of home remedies that you can try to cure your dry and flaky scalp. You must maintain a certain level of hygiene and you must shampoo regularly. You should also try and avoid using any sort of styling gels and creams because these only make your scalp oilier and increase the chances of your dandruff becoming worse

You can also mix apple cider vinegar with water and use this to clean your scalp. If you add a few drops of the essential oil of lavender, the solution becomes more beneficial. You should stop taking on stress and spend more time out in the sun because the sunlight might help treat the dandruff. Boil a half a tablespoon of chamomile flowers in some water and wash your hair with this mixture.

answered by G R

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