How to care for your scalp in good and bad weather

24/08/2015

Opting for the shaven headed look can save plenty of hours styling, however that’s not to say that such a look is completely free from maintenance. And, particularly during months of harsh weathers, such as winters and summers, our scalps can demand a little more attention. So here we take a look at how you can look after your scalp during both good and bad weathers.

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Essential summer tips for looking after your scalp

Over the warmer months keeping your scalp in tip top condition and free from sun burn needn’t feel like an ongoing battle. These top tips will ensure that your scalp is protected from the sun and always hydrated.

  1. Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water: Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it needs plenty of water to maintain its moisture. So aim for between 8 and 10 glasses of water each and every day.
  2. Give your scalp a weekly oil massage: The heat of the summer and the sweat that it produces can both dry out your scalp, so undertake a weekly oil massage to give your skin a helping hand.
  3. Protect your scalp from the effects of sun and chlorine: For the former you should opt for a high protection sun blocker and for the latter you should be sure to moisturise following a day’s worth of swimming.

Must know winter tips for your scalp

One of the most common issues within the coldest of weather fronts is that of a dry scalp. And beyond wrapping your head up within a thick hat there are, fortunately, a good number of both homemade as well as shop bought products that can reinvigorate and moisturise even the most dried out of scalps. Here’s a quick overview of each:

  1. A sugar scrub: To exfoliate your scalp you can simply fix in some brown sugar to your usual shampoo.
  2. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is one of the purest forms of treatments for a range of scalp ailments… a dry scalp being just one. So add between 5 to 10 drops to your shampoo and use on a bi-daily basis for a healthy scalp all winter through.
  3. A hot oil treatment: A hot oil treatment is one of the most effective ways of addressing a dehydrated scalp (which is surprisingly common during the colder months). What’s more this treatment also serves as a barrier when undertaken weekly, locking in moisture for the days to come. Hot oil treatment can be purchased from all good supermarkets and pharmacists.
  4. Medicated shampoo: Specifically medicated shampoo is for those who are suffering from the most serious of dry scalp conditions and can be prescribed by your local GP.

At Skalp we create looks for our clients that look great whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring. And our clients are amongst the most satisfied within the hair loss industry, as they are amongst the few who know that their treatment will work each and every time.

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