What’s more irritating than a person with a dry personality? In my opinion, it would be a dry scalp. It’s itchy, flaky, annoying, and embarrassing. So, I'd like to list some possible culprits for your dry, itchy, and flaky situation, and how you can help prevent it from occurring.
What’s Dry Scalp?
Dry scalp is due to a lack of moisture on the scalp. The lack of moisture causes the itching, then the itching causes scratching, which then causes the flaking. It’s a vicious cycle (Dandruff is a different condition which is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp).
Who’s the Culprit!
In the winter the air tends to be cold and dry, and the cold and dry climate causes the moisture (water) on your scalp to evaporate. It evaporates over 25% faster than it would in a different climate, such as summer. Cupuacu Butter would be a great addition to your scalp care maintenance to help combat dry scalp. It’s a natural butter that is said to hold up to 200% more water than lanolin. Cupuacu Butter will help your scalp retain its moisture. FYI, Cupuacu Butter is an ingredient in "A Bittle Scalp Therapy".
Sometimes for some reason or another, people can develop allergies or irritations. Certain ingredients like perfumes, preservatives and or certain waxes can cause dry scalp for certain people. It's best that you cunsult your allergist or your primary care physician to rule out certain cosmetic allergens and or irritants spicific to you.
Surfactants are in shampoo, cleansers, and conditioners. They're used to remove dirt, excess oil, and sweat from the scalp. The problem is that certain surfactants can irritate and damage the scalp surface. According to Dr. Baumann M.D, the following surfactants are mild alternatives to the common harsh surfactants found in certain products today:
If your scalp's PH is too acidic (>4.5) or too alkaline (<5.5) it could cause similar symptoms to dry scalp. The healthy PH range for the scalp is between 4.5 - 5.5. So to help bring your scalp back to its former glory, I'd suggest an aloe vera juice rinse. Aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory, which makes it great for treating dry scalp. The aloe vera juice will help to soothe the scalp and bring it back to its healthy PH range.
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