Top 5 Tips for Dry Scalp

Treating our scalp with tender loving care is the first step in healthy hair growth and maintenance. There can be many reasons for a dry scalp, everything from a change in season to medical conditions.  The one thing I know for sure is that the hair follicles need natural oils to function effectively.  Here are my top 5 tips to start today for a healthier scalp and mane.

  1. Ditch the Sulfates
    What is a Sulfate?  It is a harsh detergent that gives shampoo its lather.  It is a known skin irritant, and can dry the scalp and hair.  Buy products that are SLS free.

  2. Exfoliate
    Like the rest of our skin, the scalp needs exfoliating from dead skin cells and potential product build up.  Exfoliate a few times a month, I recommend Intelligent Nutrients Pure Plenty Exfoliating Shampoo.  The product packaging is designed for direct scalp application.  The product has natural sugars and plant stem cell science for performance you can noticeably see and feel.
  3. Use Essential Oils
    Essential Oils have been used for centuries, as therapies for skin and hair, many oils are antifungal, and aid with circulation. My top pick is Intelligent Nutrients Hair & Scalp Treatment Oil. This pre- blended powerhouse oil clarifies as it moisturizes. Use 3 times a week, apply oil to scalp and massage in, shampoo the next morning.  
  4. Don’t Forget to Brush
    Brushing the scalp and hair daily is a great way to remove dead skin and any build up that can clog the hair follicle.  Brushing the hair will distribute natural oils down the hair shaft to help moisturize all the way down to the ends.
  5. Feed Yourself
    We have all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat”.  Healthy food choices can aid in the overall health of our scalp and hair. Add foods into your diet that are rich in Omega 3’,Iron, Biotin, Vitamin A and B complex.