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Shampoo for dry hair and scalp

Do you have dry hair or scalp?

We all suffer from one time or another, dry hair or scalp. It is the number one cause of dandruff and itchy scalp. Fortunately, we know this is commonly caused by scalp and hair dryness. Each time we wash our hair, we remove the essential moisture and oils that our hair and scalp need to flourish. The lack of moisture can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like dandruff, itching, and flakiness, making your hair look and feel lifeless and dull.

Choosing the right shampoo will help replenish the lost moisture and oils, and a conditioner will further soften and moisturise your hair. Washing with shampoo is essential to our hair care routine, but finding the right shampoo can be challenging for those with dry scalp and hair. 

If you're struggling with a dry scalp and hair, you can try a couple of things to prevent your scalp and hair from drying out.

Avoid Hot Showers

We all enjoy the relaxing feel of a warm hot shower, especially during the colder months. However, hot showers can be damaging to the hair. The heat from the water can strip the natural oils from the hair and scalp, causing the hair to be brittle and more prone to breakage. Additionally, hot water can cause the hair to become dehydrated, leading to dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair.

Try using lukewarm or cool water when washing your hair. The cooler water can help to seal the cuticle, retain moisture, and protect the hair from damage.

Moisturising Shampoo

A dry scalp and hair need extra moisture to stay healthy and hydrated. 

There are many different types of moisturising shampoos available on the market, and they can be made with various ingredients to suit different hair types and concerns. Some common ingredients found in moisturising shampoos include:

  • Oils: Oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter can help to add moisture and nourishment to the hair. These oils help to protect the hair from damage and breakage.
  • Protein: Protein is an essential building block of hair, and some moisturising shampoos contain protein to help strengthen and repair damaged hair.
  • Vitamins, such as vitamin E and Pro-B5, can help nourish and strengthen the hair. They can also help improve the hair's overall health and appearance.

Hydrate shampoo bars with a wooden spoon of shea butter

Overall, moisturising shampoo can be an excellent choice for people with dry or damaged hair or for those who want to maintain their hair's health and moisture levels. Adding moisture and hydration to the hair can help improve its overall appearance and feel, making it easier to style and manage.

Use a conditioner

A good conditioner can help add moisture and shine to dry hair and help to soothe and nourish the scalp. Conditioners are beneficial for dry hair because it helps to moisturise and nourish the hair, making it softer and more hydrated.

Conditioner will make your hair feel softer and more manageable and can also help to reduce tangles and knots. Some conditioners also contain ingredients that can help to repair damaged dry hair, such as proteins and vitamins, which can further improve the health and appearance of dry hair. Overall, using a conditioner can be an effective way to moisturise and nourish dry hair and can help to enhance its texture, manageability, and overall appearance.

conditioner bars placed on a bamboo dish, next to a wooden spoon of shea butter

Avoid styling your hair with Heat

Heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands can dry the hair and scalp. It is generally best to use heat-styling tools sparingly.

Protect your hair from heat damage by using a heat-protectant spray before styling. It is also important to use the lowest heat setting possible and avoid applying heat directly to the scalp. If you use heat styling tools regularly, it is a good idea to give your hair a break and allow it to rest and recover between styling sessions.

Final thoughts

If you have been suffering from dry hair and scalp, there will be a shampoo and conditioner bar to help replenish the moisture in your hair and scalp. 

If you haven't tried a shampoo bar before, please consider swapping your plastic bottle shampoo to a bar. Not only will you be saving an extra few bottles in our overcrowded landfill, but they work and moisturise your hair better as shampoo bars are more concentrated with hydration properties and contain no water.

Our Hydration shampoo bars are formulated with wheat protein, shea butter and vitamin Pro-B5. Check our range of bars here.

And to add a conditioner bar that includes Sweet almond oil, shea butter, vitamin Pro-B5 and wheat protein. Find our conditioner bar collection here.

We have created a quick read here to learn about conditioner bars.



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