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Dry scalp is a really common problem for people with kinky or coily hair types. What causes it and what can you do about it?

The scalp is designed to hold in moisture, but the balance can be easily disrupted, leading to an uncomfortably dry scalp.

The outer layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, is responsible for locking moisture into the skin. So, when it becomes damaged, the moisture balance is disrupted.

A dry scalp is generally caused by irritation of some kind – this damages the outer layer of the skin and leads to a dry scalp, as the cells less effective at retaining moisture.

What causes this irritation?

The irritation could be caused by a number of factors, including:

How can you treat a dry scalp?

Put an end to dry scalp worries with our Dry Scalp Care Collection.

Use our Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo and Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Conditioner every time you wash your hair to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and remove build-up, as well as to help restore the scalp’s natural moisture barrier. 

Use the right products and avoid potential irritants, and you won’t have to deal with the annoyance of a dry scalp!