Best herbal shampoo for dry scalp

Hair is an individual’s greatest attribute. It adds on to the personality. As and when the weather changes your hair and scalp needs change. With the changing weather your shampoo also needs to be changed.  Dry scalp can be the root of various problems. Whenever you are facing unnatural hair loss or hair fall try getting to the root of the problem. Most of us face dry scalp issues in winter season when air is dry. There is no moisture in air resulting in the loss of moisture from the scalp.

Before knowing the solutions to our problems, we have to know the causes and symptoms of dry scalp.

  • Itchiness: The first and foremost symptom of dry scalp is itchiness or persistent itching. It is really harmful if you itch your scalp as you can do more harm than good. Persistent and continuous itching can have very bad effects on the scalp. You can damage your skin and hair follicles. This can result in temporary hair loss, bleeding and scrabbing from scratching.
  • Dandruff: Dandruff is another menace which can be many times a result of dry scalp. Dandruff results in loss of hair. Many a times it feels that dandruff is the by-product of dry scalp but sometimes it is yeast like fungus that feeds on the oils in your skin.
  • Soreness: soreness can happen in dry scalp. Change in weather, stress, hormones, dry air or cold weather anything can cause soreness.
  • Itchiness: The first and foremost symptom of dry scalp is itchiness or persistent itching. It is really harmful if you itch your scalp as you can do more harm than good. Persistent and continuous itching can have very bad effects on the scalp. You can damage your skin and hair follicles. This can result in temporary hair loss, bleeding and scrabbing from scratching.

So many of us are troubled by dryness of scalp. We try different hair products to boost our scalp health. These products could include shampoo, conditioners, hair packs, medicines and so many other things stores are filled with. Do we really know if these things are going to work? Whether the shampoo that you bought last week is going to relieve you of your scalp issues. Many times, we see that we have dry scalp after shampoo. We have to be very sure about the needs of our scalp so that the products that we apply give us desired result. Even after taking good care of your scalp and hair your hair becomes greasy and scalp dry.

So many shampoos available, packed in attractive packages confuses us as to which to buy and which would be beneficial for us. It is always good to do some research when buying a shampoo for yourself. Always read the ingredients list at the back of the package. The hormonal changes in pregnancy causes a lot of harm to some of the ladies’ hairs and scalp. Dry scalp in winter is a menace as then we can have loads of dandruff which otherwise does not exist. In winter you have to take extra care of your scalp by applying nourishing oils in your scalp. There is a lot of argument among hair stylists and hair dressers as to oil does nothing for your hair, but then oiling the scalp is no new formula and has been passed on from generations. So, oiling does better than harm. Hot oil massages boost scalp health and even relaxes your mind.

But here we are not going to discuss the benefits of oiling. We will discuss about shampoos that can give us a healthy scalp with no symptoms of dryness. Hair care routine for dry scalp is totally different. Whenever looking for a good shampoo for dry scalp see to it that the shampoo is infused with essential oils like lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus mint and several other such great essential oils. The soothing and calming effect of Lavender oil relaxes nerves and heals the scalp. These essential oils nourish, revive, revitalize dry, flaky scalp. They also promote hair growth, build hair strength and add shine to your hair. Shampoos containing extracts from coconut or coconut milk are beneficial to your scalp’s health. Coconut milk works as scalp tonic for dry, itchy and irritated scalp. Tea-tree oil is a great booster for hair. Shampoos with tea-tree oil extracts promote hair shine and hydration. Aloe-vera extracts in shampoo’s have also shown miraculous results for people suffering dry scalp and itchiness. Aloe-vera moisturises dry scalp and heals the irritation associated with the same. Shampoos rich in vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids that penetrate deep into hair-follicles and nourish hair roots should be selected when choosing a shampoo for your hair.

Many shampoos now a days claim to have botanical keratin in them. Keratin is a protein found in hair and nails. These proteins make the hair bond stronger and protect them from breakage. These kinds of shampoos are really helpful for dry hair and scalp. Apple cider vinegar is a magical ingredient with lots of health benefits. Not only health benefits this particular ingredient has shown wonders in skin and hair care. Apple cider vinegar shampoos, conditioners are easily available and have been found to remove the symptoms of dry scalp. If you do not want to buy this shampoo and conditioner what you can do is you can just wash your hair with apple cider vinegar and see the amazing result you get. Shampoos containing zinc and salicylic acid are supposed to show visible improvements in scalp health.

Be sure to use sulphate free and paraben free shampoo as these shampoos are mild and have no side effects on your scalp, body as well as the environment. These parabens have no use for us and our environment. Unknowingly we are using them, therefore the companies are also manufacturing their products with parabens in them to give them longer shelf life.

Dry scalp masks are available in the market and are very useful in preventing dryness of scalp. You can even make your own hair masks according to the results you seek which will give you shiny hair and healthy scalp. Dryness in the scalp many a times is reflected in your face through pimples, it is important to get rid of the dryness. Men also need their range of products for dry scalp. Keeping this in mind many companies are coming up with their exclusive range of scalp health products for men. There is no permanent solution for dry scalp and you need put continuous efforts to maintain your scalp health.

Be sure to keep these things in mind when trying to find a good shampoo for yourself. Even after these efforts also you are not getting desired results then it is best to consult a dermatologist. 

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