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6 Easy Wasy To Get Rid Of Dry Scalp And Dry Hair

Do you often find your shoulder dusted with white flakes? Has your hair started to become dry and dull? If your answer is yes to one or both questions, you have to know that your dry scalp is the culprit. You need care and treatment that will provide nourishment to your hair and your scalp. Experts have suggested many different treatments for curing dry scalp. There are several ways to get rid of such dry scalp and dull hair with the help of treatments that can be done by you without even having to step out of your home. All that you have to do is find out which one is convenient for you and suits you the best.

Take a look at some of the easy remedies on how to get rid of dry scalp:

1. Change your shampoo


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For all you know, it is probably your shampoo that is the cause of your dry scalp. Harsh agents in a shampoo can harm your hair and scalp, and thus you must change your shampoo. Choose a shampoo that has a gentle formula and is meant for dry hair. Also, refrain from shampooing very frequently as it will worsen your state.

2. Massage your scalp

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As a remedy for dry scalp you can give your scalp a gentle massage once a week. While you are shampooing, just stimulate the scalp with your fingertips. You can also do this when you are oiling your hair or when you are applying conditioner to your scalp. But you need to be careful not to scratch your scalp with your fingernails.

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3. Increase intake of vitamin B

Vitamin B6 and B12 are essential for your body if you want to prevent or get rid of those dry flakes, also known as dandruff. The most important cause of dry scalp or hair is major nutritional deficiencies. You can boost the consumption of these vitamins by taking food items that contain these essential vitamins. Fruits, vegetables, cereals, and breads made of whole grain help a lot in giving you the vitamins necessary for curing dry scalp and dry hair. You can take supplements too, like flaxseed oil, selenium and zinc as these are rich in vitamin B.

4. Dandruff treatments by using the right kind of shampoo


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There are various shampoos available in the market that are anti-dandruff and cure dry scalp. These are medicated shampoos that contain elements like zinc pyrithione (ZPT), selenium oxide or ketoconazole. Shampoos with these elements can greatly help in clearing up dry, irritated, and flaky skin. You have to use them once a week and alternate its usage with a moisturizing shampoo.

5. Use the right oils

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There are oils available in the market that contain things like coal tar, zinc, and selenium. Some oils even contain coconut oil and salicylic base. Scalp treatment using these oils will treat dandruff and cure the dry condition of your scalp.

6. Treatments by conditioning

Your scalp becomes dry when it stops secreting sufficient natural oil or sebum that is essential to prevent your hair from becoming dull and the scalp from becoming flaky or itchy. Get a hot oil treatment or an at-home deep conditioning treatment at the salon. While applying the oil, it shouldn’t be too hot, only lukewarm. Conditioning treatment needs to be done at least twice a week for best results. You must follow the directions provided in the package to get the best result.

Try out these remedies if you’re pondering on how to get rid of dry scalp and dry hair. Tell us in the comments below if you get relief. We love to hear from you!

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How To Get Rid Of Dry Scalp And Dry Hair
Wondering how to get rid of dry scalp and resulting dry hair? Check out these easy remedies for which you won't have to spend too much, and are easy too.
Suraiya Islam

Suraiya Islam

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