No doubt, a beautiful and a healthy hair is an asset for our beauty… but, just imagine your hair covering that dry and scaly scalp? Ohh… not at all a good option right? Then better not go for it… just get rid of that dry and scaly scalp, before it starts becoming a hurdle to your beauty and in turn your peace…
It is better to Shampoo your hair less often. shampooing too often can contribute to dry scalp. Shampooing excessively can strip the scalp of the natural oils that keep it moisturized.
Use less shampoo. If you use too much shampoo, you increase the chances that residue will be left behind. Richard Stein, hairstylist and author of "Set Free: The Book About Hair," states that failure to thoroughly rinse any product out of the hair causes scalp irritation and flakiness.
Avoid extremely hot water. Hot water can dry out the skin and aggravate a dry, flaky scalp. The same is true for heat styling products such as a blow-dryer. Excessive heat can cause the scalp to become irritated and dry. According to Neutrogena Cosmetics, using heat to dry your hair will make the scalp even more flaky, as well as cause damage to the hair shaft.
Give yourself a scalp massage. A scalp massage causes blood to flow to the scalp, and helps clear any blocked pores that may be interfering with sebum production. Sebum is the oil produced in the sebaceous glands of the scalp. Massaging the scalp also loosens excess dead skin and dandruff, making it easier to wash away. Give yourself a scalp massage before or during your shampoo, or even when you're relaxing in front of the TV. Putting olive oil on your fingertips before the massage gives your scalp added benefits. After the massage, continue with an olive oil treatment.
Apply an olive oil treatment to the scalp. Dip your fingers into olive oil. Apply the oil to your scalp, using gentle circular motions. Cover the entire scalp, but not the length of the hair. Once the scalp is covered with oil, cover the head with plastic wrap or a shower cap. Cover the plastic wrap with a warm towel, and leave on for 45 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water, then shampoo as usual. If you condition your hair after the shampoo, do not apply conditioner to the scalp. Instead, apply conditioner starting 1 inch from the scalp and down to the ends.