How to deal with dry scalp

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Many people assume that dandruff and dry scalp are the same thing. The truth, however, is that dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus that can easily be treated with anti-dandruff shampoos. (Most contain the anti-fungal ingredient zinc pyrithione). Dry scalp, on the other hand, is generally caused by underactive oil glands on your head. It can be made even worse in cold weather, which is why it tends to worsen during the winter.

To treat dry scalp, make a point of using mega-moisturising shampoos and conditioners. (A very harsh shampoo or anything that contains alcohol can make your condition worse). You could also try a deep conditioning hair treatment like Dr. Miracle’s Damaged Hair Medicated treatment*, R89,99. It’s an ultra intensive deep conditioning treatment mask that’s enriched with essential oils, proteins, amino acids and antioxidants. It also makes use of Dr. Miracle’s exclusive Thermalceutical complex to help stimulate blood flow to the scalp which helps speed up hair growth.

dr miracle damaged hair treatment

Dr. Miracle’s Damaged Hair medicated treatment. Simply rub it into your scalp twice a day.

You could also try treating your scalp with a nourishing natural alternative like coconut oil. Simply massage it into your scalp (this’ll work best on dry hair), leave it on for up to half an hour so the oil can penetrate deep into your skin and then rinse it out.

*?The Dr. Miracle’s range of hair care products is available at selected Just On Cosmetics, Africa Cash & Carry and Clicks stores nationally, as well as major Hair and Beauty wholesalers and cash and carry outlets.



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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Mitchell

    Ive used this it is a fantastic product

    5 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    Have to try this! Im allergic to coconut, so i think thats out… Almond oil maybe? Will this product not make my hair greasy?

    5 years ago •

  1. GREEN

    1ST TIME I USED THIS BRAND WAS ON MY DAUGHTERS HAIR! REFERRING 2 RELAXER,AND WAS ACTUALLY 1ST TIME I’D RELAXED HER HAIR! ALMOST THOUGHT I’D SPOILED HER BEAUTIFUL LOCKS WHEN THE RESULT WASN’T THE DESIRED 1,BUT AFTER FEW WASHES I MUST SAY,HER HAIR IS TRULY MANAGABLE AND LOVELY! THAT WAS MORE THAN A MONTH AGO,AND TRULY HER HAIR IS STILL IN GOOD SHAPE! SEEMS THAT DR.MIRACLE’S DOES DELIVER!

    5 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Wonder if this will help ppl who has eczema on their scalp

    5 years ago •

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