How To Moisturize Your Scalp

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Having dandruff is really discomforting and embarrassing. It is a common problem caused by having a dry scalp. Dandruff shampoos are great in handling the mess, but they only address half of the problem. You still need to moisturize your scalp. Here are some care tips to free you from the scaly and itchy condition of dandruff. Scalp moisturizing pointers include:

Follow these healthy scalp care basics

  • Shampoo and condition your hair as often as you wish. However, the ideal regularity is at least twice a week. You may also check the label of your shampoo. See if it has a moisturizer. If it has, continue using it. It is the best available option if you are not actually using a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo.
  • Consult a professional hairdresser. Seek advice on the proper style and process for your hair.
  • Visit a board certified dermatologist when problems persist even if you religiously followed proper scalp care. More practical tips are available at

Use jojoba oil. It is best utilized to moisturize your scalp after you shower. However, it not practical to buy jojoba-infused shampoos. Why?  Jojoba oil counters the shampoo from lathering properly. Here’s what you could do. You could either mix a few drops of jojoba with your hair conditioner or you could simply use separately. Another way is to add jojoba oil while damping your hair. Aside from moisturizing your scalp, it would also definitely make your hair shinier.

By the way, jojoba (pronounced as ho-HO-ba) is a bushy shrub, scientifically known as simmondsia chinesis. It naturally grows in the arid regions. Its oil is rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E serves an exceptional moisturizer. For a more thorough information, check out

Use shea butter. It is another powerful natural moisturizer best applied to your hair scalp after you shower. When your hair is completely dry, put a good amount of shea butter into your hand. Rub your hands until everything is fully melted. Proceed to gently massage your scalp with it. When used regularly, shea butter prevents your hair from being dry and brittle. Extracted from the nuts of the shea karite tree, shea butter is mostly found in West Africa. It would take about 30 years before you could harvest a quality crop of nuts from the shea karite tree. The quality crop of nuts has a high concentration of irremovable fatty acid that gives shea butter its intrinsic components. Shea butter is further discussed here,

Don’t groom your hair by using greasy pomades. They have oily substances that worsen a scalp condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Experts explain that seborrheic dermatitis produces dry flakes, or dandruff. Bottom line, if you really need to use a pomade, do it as little and as less often as you could.

When outdoors, apply sunscreen on the top of your head. Bear in mind that your scalp is sensitive. It could easily burn, particularly if your hair is not that thick. Exposure to the sun contributes much to the peeling and flaking of your scalp.

Remember, scalp care leads to positive and healthy lifestyle. Go for it.


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