Your scalp needs love, too. Do you only pay attention to it when you’re scrubbing it while you shampoo—or brushing it when you brush your hair? Then your routine needs an update. The scalp’s condition impacts natural hair growth, retention, and all-around health. While it may be hiding under your beautiful head of hair, that doesn’t mean it deserves any less attention.
A healthy scalp produces healthy hair, and a critical component of a healthy scalp is moisture. The scalp is a complex ecosystem and it needs moisture to function properly, like hair and skin. The natural oil, or sebum, we produce does a good job of maintaining scalp moisture, but there are external factors like stress, weather, and pollution that can cause your scalp to dry.
In this article, we’ll show you how to moisturize your scalp to keep it in optimal health—and your hair, too.
How To Moisturize Your Scalp
If you’ve suffered from dry scalp, you may have had symptoms such as dry flakes, itchiness, or irritation. Are you in need of dry scalp remedies that can replenish lost moisture? Here are a few ways to moisturize your scalp and get it back on track.
Use a Scalp Treatment
Your scalp is delicate and when it’s off balance, a scalp treatment can help restore it. What is a scalp treatment? It can be any treatment made to hydrate, soothe, stimulate, or restore balance in your scalp. A dry scalp treatment aims to moisturize your scalp.
This is how our Dry Scalp Treatment works. It features our vitamin B3-based Microbiome Balancing Complex, which is the key to restoring balance for your scalp. It’s like a probiotic for your hair. Plus, it contains a hyaluronic acid-based molecular patch that instantly soothes scalp irritation and delivers sustained hydration. This ingredient combination works to provide instant hydration and lasting relief from an itchy, dry, irritated, and flaky scalp.
Hyaluronic acid is a compound naturally occurring in the body, helping it retain hydration. It’s a popular skincare ingredient because of its ability to hold onto water—but it can also be used in hair care to help keep the scalp moisturized. If you’re interested in trying hyaluronic acid for your hair, our dry scalp treatment is formulated with a hyaluronic acid-based ingredient that provides lasting scalp hydration.
To use it, section clean, damp, detangled hair and apply the mask directly to your scalp. Then, massage the product into your scalp to ensure it penetrates the scalp and hair follicles. Then, simply leave it in.
Jojoba oil closely mimics the natural oils found in the skin, making it a great solution for dry scalp. When used on the scalp, it can moisturize the scalp and restore the scalp’s protective barrier function—so it can maintain hydration longer. Learn about other types of hair oil and how they can help keep your hair healthy.
How To Keep Your Scalp Moisturized
Wash Less Frequently
How often should you wash your hair? The more you shampoo, the more you strip your scalp (and hair) of natural oils. It needs to stay moisturized, but also healthy and strong. If you’re a frequent washer, try to cut back and see if you notice a difference in your scalp’s condition. It’s tough to break old habits, but the benefits of not washing your hair every day are plentiful.
It’s tough to skip your shampoo, especially if your hair gets greasy quickly. Consider incorporating a Living Proof shampoo into your routine. Our shampoos and conditioners keep hair cleaner longer—and can help you transition into a routine with fewer washes. You can also enlist the help of dry shampoo between washes.
Buildup is what happens when products, pollution, or hard water “build up” on the hair. This leaves behind a greasy or cakey residue at the roots—or causes dullness and flatness. So removing buildup should already be part of your routine, especially if you suffer from a dry scalp.
Buildup can block the oil glands that supply your scalp and hair with moisture, leading to dryness. Additionally, it can keep moisturizing ingredients that you supply to your scalp from getting where they need to go, exacerbating dryness even when you’re trying to treat it. To deal with these issues, use a detox shampoo once weekly, or as needed to remove buildup. Our Triple Detox Shampoo tackles buildup and moisturizes the scalp—thanks to a soothing, scalp moisturizing witch-hazel complex.
Can I Moisturize My Scalp Every Day?
Yes—in fact, if you struggle with a dry scalp, moisturize your scalp frequently. Our Dry Scalp Treatment is formulated for weekly use and should be applied to wet and clean hair. You can also use it in combination with any shampoo and a myriad of styling products. For best results, use it three times a week for four weeks—and your scalp will be healthy once again.
Now it’s time to put these tips to the test! Browse our hair products online to find moisturizing products for a healthy scalp and hair. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, we have something for you. If you’re looking to give your hair an extra shine and smooth feel, consider trying a hair strengthening treatment to give your hair the care it deserves.