A dry scalp is a common problem that affects men and women of all ages. It is usually itchy, sore and uncomfortable, however it is relatively easy to treat. Making a couple of tweaks to your lifestyle and choice of hair care can make a huge difference.
What causes a dry scalp?
It occurs when the hair root is not sufficiently lubricated by the oil (sebum) secreted by the sebaceous glands lining the scalp, which provide the natural oils to the base of each hair.
The sebum gives hair its characteristic shine and lustre and when there is an insufficient amount of it, both the scalp and hair begin to dry out. Most people immediately think of dry scalp as being dandruff, but nothing could be further from the truth. Dandruff may occur even in an oily scalp as it is associated with a yeast infection of the scalp that leads to excessive cell shedding. Dandruff does not itch, whereas a dry scalp is often accompanied by itching. Read More…