6 Pro Tips on How to Get Rid of Dry Scalp

“How to get rid of a dry scalp?” is a fairly common wellness question. Dry scalp, often marked by persistent itching and small white flakes, can have many causes, such as harsh hair products, weather and age.

While some cases of dry scalp are caused by medical conditions that require a doctor’s visit, in many instances, a simple lifestyle change or using the right hair products can work wonders. Follow the six strategies below to help banish dry scalp for good.

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    Switch to a Gentler Shampoo

    The shampoo you use may contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates, phthalates and parabens, that irritate skin and strip it of essential moisture, leading to a dry scalp. Switching to a gentler shampoo can solve your problem.

    Free of the above ingredients as well as dyes, mineral oils, GMOs, alcohol and fragrances, Prose Custom Shampoo is a mild cleanser that works gently without drying your scalp or hair. Its custom formula contains all-natural ingredients, such as argan oilCBD powder and prebiotics, that nourish, soothe and restore balance to the scalp, leaving it moisturized and supple.

    Eat Healthy

    In many ways, you are what you eat, and your diet can affect your wellness. Try reducing your consumption of sugar, refined carbs and highly processed foods. They can cause inflammation of your scalp, leading to dryness and itchiness.

    Opt for foods that support a healthy scalp instead. Eat more walnuts, fish, flaxseed and chia seeds. These ingredients are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation and soothe the scalp. Beta carotene, found in brightly colored fruits and veggies, can regulate the scalp’s sebum production to keep it moisturized and healthy. Get your fill through mango, carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.

    Wash Hair Less Often, but Not Too Infrequently

    Washing your hair too often can strip the skin of the oil it produces and damage your skin barrier, leading to a dry and flaky scalp. This problem is made worse if your shampoo contains irritating chemicals.

    While washing too much can dry out your scalp, doing it too little can also have the same effect. If you shampoo too infrequently, your hair products can build up on your scalp, clogging pores and stopping the sebum from reaching the surface.

    For most people, a good shampooing frequency is once every 3 to 5 days.

    Use a Scalp Mask Regularly

    When choosing a scalp mask, look for one without harsh chemicals, such as sulfates and parabens, that can damage your hair and irritate the scalp. Opt for natural ingredients rich in nutrients that protect and moisturize. 

    Prose Custom Pre-Shampoo Scalp Mask offers an individualized formulation for your scalp. It’s packed with nourishing natural ingredients, such as lilac extract that hydrates, vitamin E that soothes and mango butter that conditions.

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    Manage Your Stress Level

    When your body is under stress, it releases stress hormones, including cortisol and catecholamine, that can cause inflammation and dry out your scalp.

    To reduce stress, make sure you get enough sleep. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours each day. Stay connected with friends and family, as a strong social network is a good stress reliever and can offer support during taxing times.

    Physical activity, such as running, weight training and yoga, is great for lowering stress, and meditation can calm anxiety and work wonders on your mental health.

    Take a Holistic Approach to Hair Health

    While using the right shampoo and scalp mask can support the scalp from the outside in, taking the right supplements can promote scalp health and alleviate dryness from the inside out by providing the necessary nutrients.

    Prose Custom Root Source is a personalized supplement containing potent natural ingredients. Depending on your specific needs, your custom formula may include saffron extract to help manage your stress level, turmeric extract to soothe the scalp and hibiscus extract to protect your hair and scalp from the environment.

    Prose Can Help Your Dry Scalp

    Now that you’ve learned how to get rid of a dry scalp, it’s time to take action. Take the Prose consultation to get the hair products customized to your needs

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