Dry scalp and too much oil from hair products are major contributors to embarrassing dandruff. Dandruff shampoos are the best way to treat the problem, but they are only half the solution. It is also critical that you moisturize your scalp to maintain its health and vitality. You'll want to add moisturizing your scalp to your daily health and beauty regimen. It will only take a moment and you'll prevent many embarrassing situations.
Moisturize your scalp after your shower with jojoba oil. Jojoba is a bushy shrub that grows in arid regions. The oil from the shrub makes an excellent moisturizer that is loaded with vitamin E. Apply it to your scalp after you bathe rather than buying jojoba-infused shampoo, because the presence of jojoba oil in shampoo prevents it from lathering properly.
Try using shea butter to moisturize your hair. Shea butter is a powerful natural moisturizer that is good for the skin. It is ideal for use as a dandruff treatment because it makes a great conditioner for your hair. Use shea butter not only to manage dandruff, but all over your body. It may prevent wrinkles and make your skin look younger. In addition, it soothes burns and provides natural protection against UV rays.
Rub the shea butter briskly between your hands to melt it fully. Then, massage it gently into your scalp. Wait until your hair is completely dry after your shower. As an added bonus, it will not only moisturize your scalp, but it will protect your hair from dryness and brittleness.
Treat dandruff and dry scalp caused by psoriasis with the use of tar products. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, these types of products can be used to effectively moisturize the scalp and manage dandruff, when used regularly. Rub the tar product into your hair and let it work for several minutes, then rinse thoroughly. As always though, follow directions for use.
Read the label on your shampoo — always look for a moisturizing formula and use it when you're not using your medicated anti-dandruff shampoo.
Don't forget to apply sunscreen to the top of your head when you're outdoors. Your scalp can be burned very easily, especially if your hair is thin, and this can contribute to peeling and flaking skin.