How to solve your dry scalp and keep your locks luscious

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How to solve your dry scalp and keep your locks luscious

10 Oct 2019

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If you want a fuller head of hair with touchably soft tresses, then you need to use products that take care of your scalp. Luxury conditioners and oils can restore some life into your hair, but if you want to see better results you have to start with the follicle itself. Here is the ultimate guide to the best scalp treatments and how they can make your hair grow thick and long:

What scalp problems can arise?

Dry scalp is an incredibly common condition that can cause skin cells to flake off the head. Many things can cause a dry scalp, so it's important to understand your triggers and avoid them while possible. It could be caused by perfumed soaps that irritate your skin, or even hormonal changes; genetics, diet, and even weather changes can cause your scalp to become dry and scaly.

Benefits of scalp treatments

Many people with scalp problems wait for the condition to go away on its own, or invest in at-home remedies that can struggle to really work. These are some of the reasons that we know scalp treatments are highly effective...

1. Regulate oils

Dry scalp is sometimes caused by excess or deficient hair oils. A scalp treatment helps to restore the oil's balance and pH, fixing the cause of your dry scalp instead of disguising the symptoms.

2. Nourishes the hair follicle

If you really want your hair to grow thick, long, and healthy, then the only way to do it is to target the scalp. A scalp treatment nourishes the follicle, stimulating blood flow and giving the hair the vitamins it needs to thrive.

3. Soothe itchiness and redness

If you've been scratching away at your head, causing red patches and scabs to form, then it might be time to consider a scalp treatment. The treatments target the cause of your itching, moisturising your scalp to make sure the itching won't return.

Great scalp treatments

There are a lot of scalp treatments to choose from; it's important to select the right one for your skin type and severity of your dry scalp.

1. Redken

Ideal for oily and sensitive scalps, this product not only eradicates physical signs of dandruff, but it also protects the scalp from getting dry in the future.

2. Kerastase

This brand is the master of hair care and they have developed amazing quality scalp treatments for coloured hair. The products can soothe irritation without compromising your hair's beauty and vibrancy.

3. Pureology

Scalp treatments at Pureology are favoured by most people; their vegan and sulfate-free products are ideal for even the most sensitive skin and their scalp treatments can even be used by people with coloured hair.

4. Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura's oil treatments do wonders for dry and sensitive scalps. Using a combination of essential and vegetable oils, this treatment revitalises the scalp without weighing it down.

At The Chapel, we always recommend a free, relaxed chat with a stylist whether it's to work out what hair treatment is best for you or whether you're looking to give your hairstyle a little new twist. Find out everything you need to know here or arrange a drop-in chat with one of our team here.