The Reasons Why You Have An Itchy Dry Scalp

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So many of us get extremely frustrated when it comes to our black hair becomes it seems to be that now that we finally have a nice, moisturized hairstyle, our dry scalps continue to be an issue. Everyone gets dry scalp but especially in the African american community, black women have the hardest of times fighting for a moisturized scalp.

Sometimes when your scalp is itchy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have dandruff. When we compare the two, dry scalp vs dandruff, there is a big difference. A typical itchy dry scalp is composed of fine, dry small flakes of skin on your scalp. With dandruff, its extremely flaky with waxy-like shedding skin. Imagine your hair a couple of days after a shampoo and then a couple of weeks without a shampoo, yes… big difference!

For others of course, you may have more than just a typical dry scalp, eczema or psoriasis may be the culprit.
I have mild eczema on my scalp and even though it is under control, at times, it is slightly itchy.
Using coconut oil has saved me from loosing so much hair because of the intense scratching sessions that those from skin conditions or skin disease suffer from.
I simply wet my scalp with water, and coat my scalp with this coconut oil whenever my scalp is dry.

Now that we know the difference between dry scalp and dandruff, I will reveal to you below why you may be experiencing issues with you itchy scalp.

Dry Scalp Reason #1 Lack Of A Cleansing and Conditioning Routine

If you do not have a hair care regimen, this is exactly why you suffer from an itchy scalp! Not knowing how often your scalp wants a shampoo, conditioning, or moisturizing session is why you are always trying to defeat your dry scalp! Figure out what works best for you, everyone is different. I co-wash my hair once a week and cleanse my hair with shampoo once every 2 weeks. For you, it may be a co-wash every other day and a shampoo once a month. Simply experiment to perfect your regimen.

Dry Scalp Reason #2 Lack Of Moisture

How often do apply moisture to your scalp throughout the week? Do you have some type of regimen? If you are not sure how often you should do the following above, its best to just pay close attention to your scalp. Moments when your scalp feels dry and its just a little bit flaky, use a spray moisturizer to add moisture to your scalp, that can be as simple as mixing a little bit of water and jojoba oil (a natural sebum mimicking oil) in a travel size spray bottle for moisture.

At times when this quick spritz of moisture doesn’t work but your scalp and hair isn’t ready for a shampoo wash quite yet, try a co-wash (conditioner only hair wash). Sometimes my scalp cries for moisture and the oil+water spritz and hair butters don’t work so I like to co-wash my hair with any Vo5 hair conditioner I have on hand. It always does the trick (below is my favorite).

Dry Scalp Reason #3 You Are Dehydrated!

Do you drink 8-8 oz glasses of water a day? If the answer is no, don’t expect your body to place your scalps moisture priority over your digestive priority. When you don’t have enough water in your body, your extremities won’t receive much such as your hair, skin, and nails. Drink Up!…

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