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SENSITIVE SCALP - HOW TO SPOT THE SYMPTOMS

The scalp is the second most affected area, after the hands and face, when it comes to sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin and suffer from dandruff, your scalp could also be affected.

The scalp is a sensitive part of your body, protected from the elements by your hair and natural oils. However, some peoples’ scalps are more sensitive than others.

A sensitive scalp is characterized by 3 main symptoms:

  1. redness

  2. tightness

  3. itchiness

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How to tell if you have a sensitive scalp

Conditions that are normally pretty harmless - like wind, heat, cold, or hair care products- can trigger these symptoms in a sensitive scalp.

When you come out of the shower, check your scalp to see if it appears red for longer than normal. Alternatively, you can part your hair to the side and observe a section of the scalp to check for redness or irritation.

You may experience discomfort or pain on your scalp when using hair dryers or in extreme hot or cold weather.

Treat your sensitive scalp effectively

A sensitive scalp needs extra care to reduce redness1 and restore scalp health. Luckily, your sensitive scalp doesn’t need to suffer – our Purely Gentle Shampoo is designed to calm and protect it.

Tested by leading dermatologists, this shampoo is hypoallergenic and free from dyes, and clinically proven to help prevent scalp irritation.

The formula with aloe vera helps to provide relief from tightness and redness1 leaving your scalp healthy.

It’s effective at preventing dandruff flakes as well, leaving your hair up to 100% flake-free.²

Tips to protect a sensitive scalp

  • Limit using hair dryers or heat stylers

  • Stay away from harsh color treatments

  • Use body-temperate water (so around 100 oF /38 oC ) when washing your hair

  • Limit use of styling products that may aggravate the scalp

  • Cleanse scalp thoroughly to remove irritants, on a regular basis

Read more tips on how to keep your scalp healthy and get more tips and advice from the experts:

¹ associated with dandruff ² visible flakes, with regular use