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Five Ways To Prevent Dry Scalp During Winter

Winter is infamous for being the dry season, dry skin, dry hair, and a dry scalp are all effects of the weather season. Having a dry scalp seems to be a horror for most, as it usually results in flakey dandruff, and nobody wants to suffer from dandruff. Most people report that their dry scalp gets worse during the winter, some report that they only experience the dryness at all during that season. Whatever the case may be, CADMEN Clinic has compiled a list of solutions to help combat dry scalp syndrome this winter season, leaving you with an overall more nourished scalp.

1. Protect Your Head 

Just like any other part of your body, is it important to protect your scalp from the cold, snow, and blustery winds of winter, not to mention the freezing rain and hail. Harsh weather is prone to hurt your skin, scalp, and hair if not protected. Wearing a hat not only protects your scalp but will also keep your whole body warm, as warmth rises wearing a hat will help contain it within the body. Simple, but effective, covering your head when you go out can improve the overall quality and health of your hair and scalp.

2. Scalp Massage with Oil

A scalp massage with oil sounds amazing right about now! Beyond pure enjoyment and relaxation, scalp massages have additional benefits for the body including increased blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. The warm oils in combination with the friction on your scalp will soothe your body while also helping to stimulate your hair follicles. With the addition of oil to a scalp massage, there is immediate hydration to the scalp area, alleviating scalp dryness.

Dry scalp is a common nuisance during the winter time

3. Hair Masks

Hair masks are a nice treat to add to your hair care routine that can benefit the scalp and aid in alleviating dryness. Hair masks are meant to nourish your hair and scalp deeply, to do this they must often be left on the hair for at least a few minutes to enjoy the benefits. They add moisture and need nutrients, while also reducing dryness and existing damage in the hair and scalp. Hair masks are an effective way to cater to your dry scalp because it provides your scalp and hair with essential moisturizer and hydration to replenish and quench it during the frosty winter months.

Using hair masks is remarkably simple, and there are a variety of diverse types of hair masks available to try. With some hair masks you are asked to apply it before you shower, put a small amount of the hair mask product on your hair, massage it in, and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it out. With other less intensive hair masks, you can just put it on in the shower after shampooing for a few minutes, rinse it out and continue with your day. Hair masks often only need to be used once or twice per week, as using them more than this can leave the hair and scalp greasy at times.

4. Health and Wellness

Your lifestyle has a profound influence over your body, on the inside and the out. What you put into your body and the care you put into your body can have a visible effect on the outside. What you do for yourself including following a hair care routine and eating a notorious diet affects how you look and how you feel. If your diet lacks the needed nutrients this may be a contributing factor to some of the scalp and hair difficulties you are facing. A B vitamin known as biotin can be a great supplement for hair and skin health, including scalp condition. It is important to take care of your body, maintain a sufficient vitamin intake, and keep yourself well hydrated to maintain an overall healthy scalp for winter and all year long.

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Maintain a health lifestyle with a proper scalp care routine can help reduce dry scalp

5. Treatments 

At one point or another most people deal with having a dry scalp or dandruff, it is a widespread problem, which means that there are many different treatments and remedies available to help combat it. However, not all treatments are created equal, and the key to finding an effective product is knowing what your body needs, for example during the winter your scalp needs more moisture due to the weather and overall dryness. Additionally, checking the ingredients of your hair products such as shampoos and conditioners for products such as parabens and sulfites can help you avoid irritating ingredients that can cause flaking of the scalp. Some beneficial ingredients to look for in shampoos, conditioners, and hair treatments are Moroccan argan oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and coconut oil to provide deep nourishment and moisture to the hair scalp in winter.

CADMEN Clinic offers many different hair, body, and facial treatments to help you look and feel your best. To learn more, you can contact us at 416.843.0723, send us an email at [email protected], or book a free virtual consultation with us by CLICKING HERE.

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