Hair Care Tips

How to Keep Your Scalp Healthy for Longer and Stronger Hair

Girl checking her dry scalp

Our scalps can be prone to a variety of conditions, including dandruff and eczema. The most common complaint, however, is scalp drynessIyou’re struggling with dry skin on scalp, keep reading. We explain what causes dry scalp and introduce you to the best dry scalp treatments. 

What Causes a Dry Scalp?

A dry, itchy scalp can be caused by main factors: 

1. Excessive Hair Washing

It’s important to know that washing hair too often can strip away the natural oils that keep the scalp moisturised, resulting in an itchy scalp and dry, brittle hair. 

Depending on your hair type, 1 or 2 washes a week should be sufficient to keep hair clean without stripping its natural oils.  

2. Weather Changes 

Just as the colder weather can dry out the skin, it can dry out the scalp too. Likewise, intense heat can reduce the scalp’s hydration levels, leaving it feeling dry and itchy. 

Watermans Tip: To keep the scalp moist and avoid stripping away the all-important natural oils, shower with warm water, not hot. 

3. Allergic Reaction to Products 

If you experience dry skin on scalp or itching after using a new dye or hair product, this could be the result of an allergic reaction.  

Stop using the irritating product and the scalp dryness, redness and flaking should clear up within a few weeks. If it doesn’t, get in touch with your GP. 

How to Maintain a Hydrated Scalp and Healthy-Looking Hair 

Revamping your hair care routine is a great place to start when searching for the best dry scalp treatment. First, take time to assess your current hair wash routine. Less frequent hair washes could reduce scalp dryness and help hair feel more hydrated. Next, choose your hair care products wisely, as they play a huge part in maintaining healthy hair and scalp. 

Use a Shampoo for Dry Scalp

If youre looking for the best shampoo for dry scalpwhy not try our hydrating and revitalising Grow Me ShampooRich in premium natural ingredientsit helps to reinvigorate the scalp and creates the optimal environment for healthy hair growth. It’s also formulated with Calcium Pantothenate, a water-soluble Vitamin B5 that acts as a scalp moisturiser and helps control itchiness. 

Give Hair a Moisture Boost 

A dry scalp can leave hair feeling limp and lifeless, making conditioner an essential step for maintaining healthy-looking, glossy hair.  

Our Condition Me Conditioner’s unique formula includes replenishing Cholesterol, Niacinamide and hydrating Shea Butter to provide a deep moisturising treatment, for stronger-looking hair from root to tip.

Apply a Scalp Treatment

If you’re experiencing scalp dryness, consider applying a leave-on treatment that provides the TLC your scalp is likely craving, like our Grow More Elixir. 

Applied directly to the scalp at night and gently massaged into the skin, the innovative blend of Biotin, Calcium and Cottonseed Protein work to invigorate the scalp and help support strong, natural hair growth.  

Watermans Tip: The Elixir Boost Set includes our Grow Me Shampoo, Condition Me Conditioner and Grow More Elixir, helping to promote strong, healthy-looking hair, while injecting moisture into dry, itchy scalps. 

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