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If you don’t get rid of excess styling products in your hair, it can break down and irritate your scalp. Find out more about product build up and how styling products can irritate a sensitive scalp.

If you have a sensitive scalp, you’ll know the struggle of finding hard-working styling products that don’t cause irritation. They’re far and few between! And it’s often a case of trial and error. You can’t always know for sure how a certain product is going to affect your scalp, so you may need to try a few different things to work out what’s best for you. The struggle is real, we hear you!

That’s why Head & Shoulders launched a men’s styling collection that’s uniquelly formulated to deliver high-performing results, while being kind to your scalp and skin.

From shaping pomade Classic Clean Shampoo to styling gel and texturising putty, this ultra kind collection’s made for the sensitive scalp that deserves to be styled.

Product build-up

If you don’t thoroughly cleanse tresses post style, product residue can build-up, trapping oil, dirt, and other substances close to your skin. These will break down over time, and when they do, they form new substances that may irritate a sensitive scalp.

So, even if you’re not sensitive to the styling product itself, between washes it could begin causing irritation, redness and itching if you don’t cleanse with a clarifying shampoo.

How to avoid product build-up

If you use styling products, make sure to wash them out regularly. Apply the shampoo directly to the scalp instead of just the hair, and lather well for about 30 seconds.

You can also use a deep cleaning shampoo or clarifying shampoo once a week to give it a really good clean and make sure to get rid of as much product as possible. Read more hair care tips and advice from the experts on washing and styling your hair.

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