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  • Writer's pictureKatie M.

Dreaded Dandruff 2.0

Last October I wrote a post about dandruff. With the dry, cold air upon us, I want to revisit the topic.

Dandruff is something that affects more people than we think. If you suffer from dandruff or scalp issues, you know how it's super noticeable and embarrassing.

Read below for some tips on how to manage dandruff and an itchy, dry scalp this winter.

image taken from Cleveland Clinic

Keep your scalp hydrated. What this means:

--> Do not wash your hair daily (this will dry out your scalp)

---> Take a second look at your styling products (products like mousse and gel contain alcohol. Alcohol = drying)

--> Ease up on the hot water (hot, scalding water will most certainly dry out not just your scalp, but your skin as well)

---> A healthy scalp will lessen the chance of dandruff formation.

Avoid high heat. Do you blow dry your hair? If so, be conscious of the heat setting. High heat will irritate and dry your scalp.

Understanding climate. Every season brings their positive and negative effects, especially in New England. In winter, forced hot air combined with dry outdoor air and lack of sunshine, really does a number on our scalp. In turn, we see dandruff.

It's a good idea to rotate your shampoo, conditioner, and styling products with the season. Naturally we want to hydrate in the winter, so a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner + a leave-in conditioner are perfect to help get you through the colder months.

Consider an in-salon treatment. Surface makes a product line called Awaken. It aids dandruff and scalp issues by rejuvenating the scalp.

At CR Salon, we offer an awaken scalp facial. A combination of Awaken products are massaged into your scalp, promoting nourishment of healthy minerals that cause hair thinning and dandruff.

You can also purchase the complete Awaken therapeutic system for at home use.

Pick up a pamphlet. Learn more about the Awaken line by picking up some literature at the salon!

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