Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Many of us suffer from various scalp concerns over time such as dandruff or a flaky scalp. Our quick guide will help step through what can cause scalp issues and how to prevent them.
What is Flaky Scalp & Dandruff?
Dandruff and dry scalp have similar symptoms which are the white flakes we see falling from our hair and sit on our shoulders, but they are two different conditions so don't always assume it is dandruff.
Dry flaky Scalp is as simple as your skin / scalp getting irritated and flaking off whereas dandruff is caused by too much oil on the scalp, your skin cells build up and then shed.
Dry Flaky Scalp is caused generally by a lack of moisture to the scalp which irritates your scalp and it will flake off. It can also be caused by a reaction to the products you apply to your scalp which is known as contact dermatitis.
Dandruff - a common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis which turns the scalp oily, red and scaly. The scaly skin flakes off which creates the white flakes.
Hormones and stress are factors that can create a fungus called malassezia which can trigger dandruff.
Shampoo and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that are far from being natural can increase the oil creation and build up on the scalp too.
How Can I Treat Flaky Scalp & Dandruff?
As is often the case prevention is the best solution. Try and keep your scalp as healthy as possible. Focus on stopping it from drying out in the first place by not over washing and use only haircare with more natural ingredients that will not encourage that oil build up.
If you do feel you need to treat flaky scalp or dandruff that has taken hold, you may need a targeted haircare regime to get your scalp back to being healthy.
We have picked our most popular haircare solutions that will help prevent and treat these conditions.
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Ideal For A Healthy Scalp
Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Wash 250 ml
Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Scrub 180 ml
Ideal To Target Flaky Scalp
Kevin Murphy Stimulate Me Wash 250 ml
Ideal To Target Dandruff
Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo 300ml
Redken's Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo is a dandruff shampoo that has been dermatologist tested. This specialized hair treatment helps fight and control dandruff while leaving hair silky smooth.
Angel Green Tea Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 400ml
Black Angel Oil Control & Dandruff Shampoo 400ml