The Hair Lab

Itchy scalp? Here’s why….

Itchy scalp? Here’s why….

Dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp is something no girl wants to deal with – it can come out of nowhere and can really affect your comfort and even confidence. But don’t worry, we have got you covered here at GG HQ. Follow our tips to be flake-free in no time!

Ditch the dry shampoo

Now we don’t need to tell you the joy of stretching out another day before you face the dreaded hair wash (seriously- who has the time to perfectly blow-dry their hair?) but while you’re gaining valuable time between the sheets skipping a wash, rising a little earlier in a morning can actually have great effects for the health of your hair and scalp. How? Well, it has something to do with dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo is dirty hair’s saviour as it mops up any excess grease and oil and leaves hair looking so fresh you could almost fake a freshly-washed look. In fact, over the years dry shampoo has become a styling product in its own right and it’s known for adding texture and volume even on freshly-washed hair.

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but here it is… we need to break up with dry shampoo. While it serves a purpose on those lazy days, it attributes to an itchy, flaky scalp and can impact on the overall health of your hair and scalp. The more regularly we use dry shampoo (and let’s be honest – haven’t we all used it at least two days in a row?), the more build-up of product we have on our scalps and product build-up can cause irritation and leave hair looking dull and feeling dry and brittle.

While it’s true that our scalps do need the natural oils we produce to nourish and protect a sensitive scalp, intentionally avoiding washing your hair in an effort to keep natural oil balance is made redundant if you’re loading your hair up with dry shampoo. Counteracting an oily scalp with an excess of products can dehydrate the sensitive skin on our heads and damage our hair and no girl wants to have an itchy scalp and damaged hair!

You may experience more breakage in your hair when it’s laden with dry shampoo as hair isn’t as soft and flexible for styling and brushing so knots can appear and lead to hair snapping.

Stunted hair growth? Don’t stop washing your hair

In theory, the less you mess with your hair, the healthier it will be and therefore the longer it can grow. But there is a clear difference in not overloading your hair with product and simply neglecting it. If you’re spacing out hair washes with the mind-set of not stripping your hair of its natural oils then you’re doing it wrong. Using Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner deeply cleanses and conditions the hair in one simple step without drying out the hair and scalp. We need some oil on our scalps for hydration and protection so you don’t want to disrupt the natural balance of our hair health, otherwise you’ll end up with a dry, flaky scalp.

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis

Writer and expert

Just your typical girl loving haircare, fashion, pizza and travelling. Luckily that means I'm always on the look out for the latest trends and styles to switch things up, which I can share with you GG girls!

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