Techniques for battling a dry scalp

August 6, 2015 - 1 min read

Suffering with a dry scalp and want to get it back to normal? We have some techniques for battling a dry scalp for you.

Before treating your dry scalp, you need to rule out any underlying health issues. Head to your local Tamworth medical centre and have your GP take a look at your scalp.

Rinse properly

Nothing irritates and sucks the moisture out of your scalp more than failing to completely wash out shampoo. Always remember to thoroughly rinse your hair; if your scalp continues to be itchy or flaky, try extending your time between washes.


Just like exfoliating your face and body gives you healthier skin, the same goes for your scalp! Try mixing a tablespoon of sugar into your shampoo and gently massage this into your hair. You should be able to to feel the grainy crystals at work as you go.

Temperature control

Excessive heat is just as bad for your scalp as the cold winter weather. To avoid an irritated and dry scalp, avoid using extremely hot water when you shower and try to pat your hair dry with a towel instead of using a hair drier.

Massaging matters

Add a tiny bit of olive oil to your fingertips and and give your head a massage before you jump into the shower. Massaging helps unblock pores that interfere with the natural production of oils, as well as loosening up any dead skin before your sugar-shampoo treatment.


When it comes to a dry scalp, you want to make sure you’re keeping your skin hydrated with plenty of water! Also, fatty acids (found in nuts and salmon) and kelp have been linked directly to alleviating dry scalp and supporting hair growth.


Have you suffered from dry scalp before? Share your experience in the comments below!