Think pesky flakes only happen during winter? Think again! While dry scalp can happen during any time of year, blazing temperatures and constant sun exposure can wreak havoc on your locks, leaving you with dandruff, redness and itchiness. Read on to find out how to treat the scalp situation and protect your hair during the summer months.
Step 1: Slough off flakes
Did you know that dandruff is actually dead skin cells shedding from your scalp? Unfortunately, everything from dryness, eczema, psoriasis and fungus can cause dandruff to occur. So how do you kick these flakes to the curb? Think about your skin care routine—in order to get fresh, baby-soft skin, you must exfoliate the dead skin off at least once a week. That same logic should be applied to your tresses. Cleanse strands with a good exfoliating shampoo weekly to calm and rebalance the scalp and prevent new flakes from forming.
Step 2: Rebalance
Because dry scalp can be the result of washing your hair too much, it’s best to cleanse strands about three times a week at most. Depending on the level of dryness, use an exfoliating shampoo about once a week, then use a balancing shampoo during your other washes to calm the scalp and regulate sebum production.
Step 3: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
While cleansing with the right shampoo can soothe the scalp, it’s still important to give your hair the moisture it needs. Use a deep conditioning mask at least once a week to restore shine, improve elasticity and add softness.
Step 4: Protect your locks
In order to keep dryness to a minimum during the warmer months, sun protection is key. Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated with SPF and make sure to apply a leave-in treatment daily in order to prevent dryness and itchy scalp from occurring.
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