Fight Seasonal Dry Scalp With These 4 Tips, Part 1
Fall is one the most cherished seasons. The cooler days, the crisp air, and the scent of winter on the horizon is most satisfying, but for some, autumn is also the start of seasonal dry scalp season. While dry scalp and dandruff are both common skin conditions, these can be intensified during the colder months. Today, the scalp and hair experts at Pro|Gen Labs will share with you four ways to combat dry, itchy, flakey scalp this fall. If you’re looking for immediate relief, visit Pro|Gen Active Care to shop our selection of hydrating hair and scalp care treatments to nourish your scalp.
Four Tips For Fighting Seasonal Dry Scalp
Try Home Remedies
There are some effective home remedies that can help you fight dry scalp. First, make sure you have no food allergies to fruits, nuts, and oils. Then, choose the home remedy ingredients that may address your specific hair needs. For instance, there are many different oils that can moisturize and nourish the scalp to calm dry, itchy, irritated skin. Coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, and olive oil contain healing, anti-inflammatory properties and healthy fatty acids that can soothe and protect your scalp while reducing dryness. Bananas are antimicrobial which can reduce dry, irritated skin, and some individuals have found relief from a mashed banana scalp mask.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Hydration is your best friend during the colder, dryer season. Staying hydrated will not only nourish your scalp and hair, but your skin will also feel softer and smoother. Consume plenty of hydrating fluids such as water and tea, while limiting sugar-packed beverages like juice, sports drinks, and sodas. If you have trouble drinking water regularly, try drinking coconut water or infusing your water with fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and citrus fruits for added nutrients to combat dry skin. The Mayo Clinic offers these water consumption guidelines:
- Men - Drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids daily
- Women - Drink about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids daily
Change Up Your Diet
Eating a healthy diet can not only benefit your health and weight, but also the health of your skin, scalp, and hair. Eat plenty of raw fruits and veggies that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support a healthy scalp. The Mayo Clinic recommends eating skin- and scalp-friendly foods like berries, citrus fruits, carrots, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, nuts, fatty fish like salmon, beans, and lentils. Avoid eating inflammatory foods that aggravate already sensitive skin, which include fried foods, processed foods, and foods packed with added sugar and sodium.
Use High-Quality Conditioning Treatments
Along with fighting dry scalp with these tips, it’s also essential to hydrate your hair and scalp with nourishing, moisturizing scalp care products that can soothe, strengthen, and protect your scalp. Pro|Gen Labs has designed a line of conditioning hair and scalp treatments to keep your scalp healthy and hydrated. Check out the Pro|Gen Comfort line to conditions your scalp, and the Pro|Gen Labs Balance line designed to rebalance the scalp. Shop the entire Pro|gen Active Care line to find the right formula for your needs.Have questions? Give us a call or reach out to us online! Be sure to join us for part two to learn even more ways to combat seasonal dry scalp.