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HOW SPORTS AFFECT AN ITCHY SCALP

When you sweat, an itchy scalp can get worse. It’s all down to dandruff, which can flare up if you let sweat build. Here’s how to stop it.

While it’s good for your health to work up a good sweat, the effects on your scalp might be less than desirable.

That’s because you’re creating a warmer, more humid environment that causes the dandruff-causing microbe Malassezia to thrive.

Watch out for that helmet
If you’re playing sports where you need to wear a helmet, it can be even worse.

Under your helmet, you’re raising the temperature of your head even more and, combined with the sweat, it creates a moist, warm microclimate which is ideal for dandruff-causing microbes.

So as you play, these microbes can thrive, making the problem seem worse than before.

It can be pretty itchy too. When you scratch that itch, you can further damage the skin and cause the dandruff problem to get worse still – it’s a vicious cycle.

Get sports-ready
Head & Shoulders shampoos and conditioners provide protection against dandruff and the associated itch.

They also give a great clean to wash away any sweat, salt, dirt and oil that build up on the scalp.

Try our Instant Cooling Relief Shampoo with cooling peppermint essence, which effectively tackles an itchy scalp from the first wash, leaves your hair clean and will help to keep dandruff at bay.

There’s also our handy on-the-go spray which instantly cools your scalp – it’s perfect to fit in your sports bag and you can use it wherever you are.

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