When the indoor heating is on high, the dry, warm air it pumps out can lead to an itchy scalp that feels dehydrated, sensitive and flaky. Then, to make matters worse, the cold weather outside exacerbates a dry scalp by stripping it of even more moisture. Cue the need for a skin-soothing hair care routine, packed with vitamins and comforting ingredients.
How to Soothe Dry Scalps During Cold Weather Months
1. Balance Dry Skin Using a Gentle Shampoo
How does your scalp look and feel? If it's tight, dry and itchy, you need a calming shampoo to delicately cleanse, like INVIGO Balance Senso Calm Sensitive Shampoo. Fragrance-free and enriched with allantoin, it gently purifies your hair without drying out your skin. Wash with lukewarm water (never hot water) for the best results. Meanwhile, if you're noticing flakes and dandruff, take INVIGO Balance Clean Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo into the shower with you. When massaged into wet hair, it tends to skin with zinc pyrithione to remove flakiness and leave locks moisturized.
2. Keep Scalp Dryness at Bay with the Right Mask
If you’re a fan of face masks, you’ll already know how transformative a five-minute skin treatment can be. Now, think what a boost of concentrated calming ingredients could do for your sensitive scalp. Usually your hairdressers will tell you to focus hair masks on the mid-lengths and ends only, but with a specialized scalp mask, parched, sensitive skin at the roots can reap the rewards of conditioning ingredients too. Try it with INVIGO Balance Senso Calm Sensitive Mask when your scalp feels dry or tight. Simply smooth it on for five minutes after shampoo but before conditioner to cool and soothe itchy skin.
3. Ask Your Hair Colourist to Use a Scalp Primer
If you love salon colour or highlights but worry that they might aggravate your sensitive scalp, ask your colourist to use a scalp primer to keep the skin perfectly protected. The Marula Oil Blend Scalp Protecting Primer has fast become a go-to for the pros, creating a protective layer over the scalp without compromising the results of your dream hair colour.
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