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Dry scalp is a really common problem, but it’s easy to care for. Find out how to treat your dry scalp in 5 steps.


1. Use a moisturizing shampoo

When you do shampoo your hair, use a moisturizing shampoo to restore the scalp’s natural moisture barrier.

Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Shampoo contains Vitamin E-rich almond oil, coconut essence, and the active ingredient ZPT (pyrithione zinc). It not only cleanses your hair, but also delivers protection from dry scalp that lasts.

2. Use a moisturizing co-wash between shampoos

Sometimes a dry scalp can use a little extra moisture in-between shampoos. This will add much needed moisture to the hair and scalp, without stripping the natural protective oils.

Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Moisturizing Co-wash complements your hair care regimen, refreshing your hair and giving you a moisture boost.

3. Use deep moisturizing treatments

Seal in the moisture with a deep treatment every now and then. Natural oils like argan, castor and shea butter help to deeply hydrate your hair.

It depends how dry your hair is as to how often you should use these treatments. Overuse of oils could cause build up and irritation on the scalp. 

For dry, itchy scalp, try Royal Oils Daily Moisture Scalp Cream. With peppermint oil complex and vitamin E, it cools the scalp and improves moisture balance.

4. Take care when washing your hair

Washing your hair in very hot water can damage the hair and scalp (especially if it’s already very dry), leading to irritation and itchiness.

So, go for warm water rather than hot – it’s enough to wash away dirt and build-up but not too hot to irritate your scalp.

And when it comes to styling, use a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair when it’s wet, and be careful not to drag it across your scalp too forcefully as this can damage the outer layer of skin.

5. Don’t scratch

A dry scalp can get itchy, but resist scratching, as it’s likely to cause more damage to the scalp’s natural moisture barrier. You could also damage your skin, allowing bacteria in, and this could lead to infection.

A dry scalp is easy to care for if you know how! A healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair, so follow these steps for beautiful looking hair.

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