TREATING A SENSITIVE SCALP – HOW TO SHOW IT THE SAME CARE AND ATTENTION AS THE REST OF YOUR SKIN
The market for sensitive skin creams is huge – more and more people are now looking after their skin and making wise choices in order to avoid aggravating it. But what about your scalp? It’s the third most common area for sensitive skin and needs just as much care and attention.
A sensitive scalp is easily irritated and can lead to itching, redness and, in some cases, flakes. Here are 4 things you can do to take care of a sensitive scalp:
1. Use an anti-dandruff shampoo
If your scalp is sensitive, it’s easily irritated, so you need a shampoo that tackles the source of irritation. For a lot of people, that’s dandruff.
Anti-dandruff shampoo helps to protect your scalp from substances that trigger dandruff. It also works to help keep your scalp healthy and hydrated.
2. Avoid harsh products
Avoid certain shampoos and other products that are harsh on a sensitive scalp and could have a drying effect.
Head & Shoulders Purely Gentle with aloe vera is clinically proven hypoallergenic. That means it’s been designed just for sensitive scalps so you can use it every day to help relieve irritation.¹
3. Avoid hot water
Washing your hair in very hot water can irritate your scalp, making it even more sensitive and susceptible to itching and dandruff.
Use warm or even cool water to minimize irritation and avoid damaging and drying out your hair and scalp.
4. Go easy on the hairdryer and bristle brush
Use minimal styling products to avoid build-up that can irritate and dry out your scalp.
If you usually use a hairdryer after every wash, try letting your hair dry naturally sometimes. The heat can dry out both your hair and scalp, aggravating your scalp issues and potentially weakening the hair too.
If you need to untangle your hair, try to use a wide-tooth comb to untangle your hair. Using a bristle brush can cause breakage, especially when your hair is wet. Take care not to drag your comb or brush over your scalp, as this can damage the skin and make the irritation worse.
¹ Caused by dandruff