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How to Deal with the Nightmare of Dry Scalp During Winter

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It may be winter outside, but your scalp could still feel like a dry, desert landscape ironic, isnt it? But winter is actually one of the times youre most at risk of dry scalp. Heres why.

When winter comes along, a number of factors come into play that can put your scalp under stress. If you have dandruff, thats a big worry and can lead to a winter flare-up.

Turned the heat up? Be careful

During winter, you probably spend most of your time inside warmed by central heating systems or electric heaters.

This tends to be a very dry heat. So your skin including that on your scalp can start to dry out and feel much dryer than usual.

This lack of moisture can make your scalp feel tight, similar to the sensation of dry skin on the hands and face. And just like youd moisturize them, you need to moisturize your scalp.

Easy on the blow drying

Blow dryers work overtime in the winter as were often told not to go out in the cold with wet hair, and it wont air-dry quite as easily in cold weather.

But be careful with it-using a hair dryer exposes your hair to intense heat and can dry out your scalp, adding to that feeling of tightness and dryness.

Its the same with a hot shower. It might be a touch of luxury on a cold day, but very hot water can damage the scalp and strip it of moisture.

Turn off the heat and take cold showers? Really?

No. Just be sensible for example try not to use the highest heat setting on your hair dryer and keep the water temperature just above body temperature.

Youre going to have the heat on and even on a low setting, youll still need your hair dryer.

So the best thing you can do for your scalp in winter is to give it that extra boost of moisture it needs to help prevent dry scalp from becoming a major problem.

Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo with almond oil helps to treat dry scalp and irritation*, restoring essential scalp moisture. With regular use, your scalps natural moisture defenses are restored, helping protect you from future dryness.

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*Caused by dandruff

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