How to Treat a Dry Scalp, According to Dermatologists
There are a few changes you can make to your routine and products that will help bring your scalp back to health. Dr. Nadir Qazi, founder of Qazi Clinic, recommends going through your hair care line up and eliminating ingredients with irritants.
“To reduce dry scalp, avoid products with harsh ingredients like sulfates, parabens, simple alcohols, formaldehyde, and synthetic fragrances. Instead, look for products with nourishing ingredients like keratin and essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that will infuse moisture back into the scalp,” says Qazi. “Treat the dry scalp with a humectant, like an aloe vera gel, and seal the hydration with a lightweight oil like argan or jojoba before bed. If the scalp seems dry, limit the number of times the hair is shampooed per week and opt for a co-wash instead. Co-washes don’t contain as many harsh ingredients like parabens and sulfates that will strip the scalp of its natural oils.”