Getting Rid of Dandruff and a Flaky Scalp – Salon in Destin Hair Tip
Flaky Scalp Issues?
If you suffer from a flaky scalp, try the following treatment every 2 weeks: Section your hair and rub the scalp with a cotton pad saturated with plain rubbing alcohol. Let the alcohol dry, then brush your hair and rinse thoroughly with warm water but don’t shampoo.
Treating Scalp Flaking
If you have a dry, flaky scalp, it may be time to make some changes to your hair-care routine. Try the following tips:
- Shampoo the right way. Especially in winter, when the air is dry, use a shampoo and conditioner for dry scalps. It also helps to limit how often you shampoo. Too-frequent shampooing can strip the scalp of moisture from its natural oils. And use only a little shampoo each time. Using too much makes it harder to rinse it all out — and any shampoo left behind dries and flakes off.
- Turn down the heat. Too much heat on the scalp can irritate it and dry it out, making it even flakier. Taking long showers that are hot, hot, hot can add to the problem. The same goes for overusing blow-dryers and curling irons. Instead, shower with warm (not hot) water, and let your hair dry naturally.
- Massage your scalp. This increases blood flow to the scalp. It also helps clear any blocked pores, and that can release the scalp’s natural oil. A scalp massage also loosens dead skin cells, making them easier to wash away.
- Use an oil treatment. Try one from your local drugstore or hair salon, or try olive oil — some people swear by it. Rub the oil into your scalp, wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on for about a half hour. Then rinse the oil out with lukewarm water and shampoo.
Wear a hat in summer. Getting a sunburn on your scalp adds to its dryness. Cover your head with a hat when you’re in the sun.