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How to combat excess oil & dry scalp

How to combat excess oil & dry scalp

Which bothers you more, having a dry, flaky, and itchy scalp or having an oily one? What if you suffer from both? 

At first, it might seem like there isn’t any good news if you’re plagued by these concerns, but there is! The good news is that there’s a way to fight (and win) your scalp battles. 

Dry scalp and dandruff

Let’s start with dry scalp because it can be a little more complex. Having flakes is often a sign of dry scalp, but not always. Dandruff also causes flakes and dry scalp, but dandruff needs to be treated differently than a case of dry scalp. 

If dandruff is the root of your dry scalp problems, then you’ll want to treat that at the same time you’re treating your dry scalp. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a shampoo specifically designed for dandruff. If you do not see results, then you might want to find a different shampoo with a different active ingredient. 

Home remedies for dandruff

In addition to using a special shampoo, the following home remedies may provide some relief.

♦ Rub tea tree oil into your scalp or pour some into a shampoo

♦ Reduce stress to reduce its impact on your life.

♦ Try using an apple cider vinegar rinse.

♦ Massage baking soda into your wet hair, and let it sit for a few minutes before shampooing.

♦ Add an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement to your diet, or eat more fatty fish like salmon, trout, and mackerel.

If you still believe dandruff is your problem, it might be time to see a healthcare professional. Sometimes it’s not simple dandruff but a more serious condition like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, a fungal infection, or psoriasis.

Treating a dry scalp

A dry scalp can be a symptom of dandruff, but it can be related to the climate, the products you use, hormone changes, a poor diet, allergic reactions, and more. There are a lot of things that can cause your scalp to feel tight and dry, flake, and itch. 

Luckily, you can treat a dry scalp and get the relief you crave.

♦ Moisture is key to getting a dry scalp hydrated, but if you need more moisture, try switching to a gentle shampoo is crucial.

♦ Use a conditioner every time you wet your hair, whether you shampoo it or not.

♦ Skip all styling products if you can. If you can’t, avoid everything with alcohol and use an all-natural styling aid like Hair La Vie Serum.

♦ Deep condition your hair or use a hair mask to add moisture. You can go the easy route and do both by using the moisture and strength-building Hair La Vie Mask.

♦ Change your diet to include more Omega-3 fatty acids, or add Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Vitamins that nourish your hair and scalp from the inside out.

Managing an oily scalp

It can be a little confusing, but oily skin can also cause dandruff. In these situations, oil builds up underneath the skin and makes the skin itch and become scaly. This is especially the situation if you have seborrheic dermatitis or fungal infection. 

A doctor will help you get on the path to curing or managing the underlying cause, but there are things you can do right now to help treat an oily, flaky scalp.

♦ Use over-the-counter dandruff shampoo. Look for a dandruff shampoo with salicylic acid that will help remove a buildup of oil and skin, which will instantly help your pores naturally produce oil.

♦ Tea tree oil is a great way to relieve itching and flakes at the same time. It may seem counterintuitive to treat oil with oil, but it works.

♦ Stop using any products that contain alcohol, parabens, and other chemicals that can irritate the scalp and cause an abundance of oil in response to irritations.

♦ The Hair La Vie Mask will not only bring relief to a dry scalp, but it will also give your hair the nourishment and moisture it needs while also fighting fungus and bacteria. Your scalp doesn’t have to work overtime producing oil to hydrate hair.

Use all-natural shampoo and conditioner

For both types of flaky scalp conditions, using a gentle, all-natural Hair La Vie Shampoo and Conditioner Set, like the ones made by Hair La Vie, goes a long way toward solving the problem. Initially, removing harsh chemicals and ingredients will prompt your scalp to self-balance and create the right amount of natural sebum.

In addition, the combination of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins, and amino acids are designed to support a clean scalp and a natural growing environment. Hair La Vie uses proven ingredients that build exponentially upon each other. 

Over time, the results you see will keep getting better, and you should expect the following benefits:

Month one: Your hair will be cleaned naturally, and the softness and manageability will visibly improve. In the background, a detoxification process will happen.

Month two: Nutrition and hydration reach a peak level and balance out. Now is when your hair stops focusing on hydration and strength and growth become the primary focus.

Month three: Visible results are not just noticeable by you, they’re also visible to others. You’ll find that your hair’s thickness, fullness, and health have improved greatly.

Final thoughts

A flaky scalp often makes people think they have dry skin, but that’s not always the case. Both dandruff and an oily scalp condition can cause flakes and an itchy scalp. There are solutions to dealing with both of these causes of dandruff, but identifying the cause is essential in selecting an appropriate treatment plan.

Adding hydration internally and externally will help remedy your scalp, no matter what the cause of your flakes. In addition, you should remove all harsh chemicals you rely on for styling and cleansing, and use all-natural products that are designed for gentle care instead. 

You’ll immediately begin to see an improvement in flakes, and when you’re using the right products, you’ll see some long-term improvements, too.

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