You guys. I am so ready for Spring. But for sort of a weird (and embarrassing) reason…
My disgustingly dry scalp!
Now, I have a pretty dry scalp year-round but I find that it’s a bit more manageable in the warmer seasons. Which was great in Miami! Warm year-round. But moving up to Alabama? This minor (major to me, but PERSPECTIVE lol) annoyance came back with a vengeance as soon as temperatures started to dip below 65.
I feel like I’ve tried lots of remedies to no avail. It seems ridiculous to spend a bunch of money on every possibility under the sun when I know the tides will turn come May. (But I did cut my own hair this winter because I didn’t want to hear another hairdresser tell me, “Your scalp is so dry!” Oh REALLY?! Wow, I hadn’t noticed.)
I promise this post isn’t just me complaining. Ok, it mostly is. But I’d love to know if this is something you’ve dealt with. Do you have any remedies? What works for you? Any hair care routines or products you swear by (dry scalp or not)? Below are some of the things I’ve tried or still use regularly because they keep things in check in warmer months, as well as things I’ve been recommended before that I still need to try.
Over the years, I’ve tried:
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner
Coconut Leave-In Conditioner
and these are on my list:
Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment
Shampoo Brush (like this one or this one)
JASON Normalizing Shampoo
Davines Purifying Shampoo
This book, which is up next in the Finding Delight book club (!!!) says dry scalp can be a symptom of hormone imbalance so I’ll be exploring that further. I’ll keep y’all updated…not that you NEED to remain abreast on the sordid detail of my dry scalp saga, but maybe you want to! 😉
P.S. My favorite hairbrush and that time I wore extensions.
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5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About My Dry Scalp”
I have the issue of an itchy scalp and dry hair. A boar bristle brush helps, but the tea tree should help too. That’s on my list to try next, along with apple cider vinegar.
Great suggestions! I used to have a boar bristle brush when I was a kid but I’ve never thought to use one as an adult. I’m gonna pick one up. 🙂
Let me know if it helps!
I have this issue in the winter months, too. I haven’t found one good product that truly works best, but because I don’t use a full clarifying shampoo on a regular basis, I sometimes steal my husband’s shampoo to really work on that dry skin and help scrub it out of there. He uses Malin & Goetz Peppermint Shampoo and while it’s not geared towards solving this issue, I really do love it and see an improvement whenever I do this.