How to Prevent a Dry and Itchy Scalp This Winter

There really is nothing worse than having an itchy, dry and flaky scalp when winter comes around. The lowering temperatures mean we’re constantly reaching for the lip balm, hand cream or moisturiser, and keeping your skin and hair in good condition can be a major hassle. Your scalp is no exception to this, and will definitely require some extra love and care in winter time. Having a flaky and dry scalp that you’re constantly scratching it is definitely not a good look!

Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can beat uncomfortable and embarrassing scalp issues this winter with Hair&Me. Have a read to see what might work for you!

Go easy on the products and styling

In winter, your scalp is already having to work hard to stay moisturised and lubricated to be able to keep the hair on your head healthy. This means that you don’t want to be putting it under any extra stress, such as with blow-drying, straightening or using an excessive amount of products.

In winter, it’s best to keep your hair care routine simple, focusing on deep conditioning and moisturising. We know you don’t want to have to go outside or go to bed with wet hair, but try to keep blow dries to a minimum, instead allowing your hair to air-dry when possible. Maybe make use of that cute beanie and skip the straightening as well!

Exfoliate your scalp

Exfoliating your scalp can be a great way to add moisture to the skin and get rid of any flakes of dead skin that may be hanging around… otherwise known as the dreaded dandruff! We love making our own natural scrubs for both our hair and skin, and we think there’s no better time to use them than in the cold depths of winter for that invigorating boost of freshness.

For your scalp, combine coconut oil, brown sugar, coffee grounds and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice in a bowl. Mix and enjoy as you scrub away for a couple of minutes! We guarantee your scalp will never have felt so smooth!

Focus on deep moisturisation and hydration

We all know that the health and condition of the lengths of your hair depending on how your scalp is feeling. That’s where it all starts, and that’s why it’s so important to have a healthy scalp if you want to have fabulous looking hair that’s shiny and radiant! In winter, using hair treatments that increase the moisture and hydration of the scalp is invaluable for keeping it comfortable and dandruff-free.

Try a gorgeous deep conditioning treatment like Hair&Me’s Coco Vanilla Hair Rejuvenation Treatment to target your scalp and help reduce itchiness and flakiness. Combining coconut oil, almond oil, macadamia nut oil and jojoba oil, it’s your one stop shop for having your hair looking totally amazing and frizz-free - an added bonus in the cold winter months!

We also love the wonders of peppermint oil for keeping your hair in top condition in winter time. It’s got amazing moisturising and nourishing properties, and will leave your hair shiny and silky smooth. Our Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner harnesses the power of peppermint oil for an easy way to protect your hair from harsh winter chills.

Taking a few extra steps for healthy winter hair

Your skin, body and especially your hair all need some extra TLC in winter time when temperatures start to get a little chilly. Hair&Me have loads of amazing products that will help you in your battle against dry, damaged frizzy hair. Have a browse of our range today and see what would work for you!

Focus on deep moisturisation and hydration