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Get rid of that dry scalp going into the warmer months

31 October 2018
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Summer days are on their way, and we’re super-excited about all the poolside parties, fun summer fashion and hours of beautiful sunshine that lie ahead! Of course, your hair needs to be stunning too. Nothing spoils the perfect summer look more than a dry, itchy scalp. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up our fave treatments to soothe an irritated scalp and ensure that nothing stands in the way of you and a fabulous summer.

What causes an itchy scalp?

There are 2 culprits that cause your scalp to itch: a dry scalp, and dandruff. Dandruff is a minor fungal infection on the scalp that causes the skin to shed too fast. A dry scalp is the result of a lack of moisture. This can be caused by exposure to dry air, over washing, heat styling and chemical treatments. Dandruff and dry scalp can both result in itching as well as unsightly white flakes in your hair. Fortunately, both can be controlled using the right hair products.
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A dry scalp causes dry hair

What is hair made of? Keratin – the same stuff as your nails. It cannot make its own moisture. Any oil in your hair is produced at the root and scalp. Just like the skin on your body, the skin on your scalp needs to be moisturised if you want to maintain tip-top hair condition. 

The molecular structure of hair is made up of overlapping cuticles that protect each strand. Styling, exposure to the sun and dry weather cause these cuticles to separate from the hair and allow moisture to escape. Conditioning treatments help by making the cuticles lie flat, trapping your hair’s natural oils.
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Food for healthy hair: Combat dryness and soothe an irritated scalp

Mizani Scalp Care 3-Step Anti Dandruff Hair Care System
This 3-step treatment contains eucalyptus oil, aloe vera and avocado oil to soothe an itchy scalp. The Scalp Care Pre-Shampoo Exfoliating Treatment gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells and product build-up. The nourishing Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo deep cleanses the hair and contains 1% pyrithione zinc to control dandruff. The luxurious and creamy Mizani Scalp Care Conditioner, meanwhile, restores moisture balance to both hair and scalp – and contains 1% pyrithione zinc to actively combat dandruff.

Mizani Scalp Care Soothing Serum
Containing safflower seed oil, sweet almond oil and avocado oil, this product provides instant relief to soothe and nourish an irritated scalp as well as moisturise the hair, preventing flaking and dandruff.

Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Oil of 7 Wonders
Amla oil is an amazingly rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C for the scalp. This product from Dark and Lovely contains everything needed for the 7 signs of healthy hair: Condition, Shine, Strength, Softness, Smoothness, Manageability and Healthy Looks. 

Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Oil of 7 Wonders is light yet nourishing, minimises the effects of styling on the hair structure and has a pleasant fragrance.

Speak to your stylist or visit our Facebook page for more information on these products, and others, to combat dry scalp. If your dandruff persists and becomes painful, don’t take things into your own hands – visit a healthcare professional.
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