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Headstart Guide To A Healthy Scalp

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Many of us suffer from various scalp concerns over time such as dandruff or a flaky scalp. Our quick guide will help step through what can cause scalp issues and how to prevent them.

What is Flaky Scalp & Dandruff?

Dandruff and dry scalp have similar symptoms which are the white flakes we see falling from our hair and sit on our shoulders, but they are two different conditions so don't always assume it is dandruff.

Dry flaky Scalp is as simple as your skin / scalp getting irritated and flaking off whereas dandruff is caused by too much oil on the scalp, your skin cells build up and then shed.

Dry Flaky Scalp is caused generally by a lack of moisture to the scalp which irritates your scalp and it will flake off. It can also be caused by a reaction to the products you apply to your scalp which is known as contact dermatitis.

Dandruff - a common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis which turns the scalp oily, red and scaly. The scaly skin flakes off which creates the white flakes. 

Hormones and stress are factors that can create a fungus called malassezia which can trigger dandruff.

Shampoo and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that are far from being natural can increase the oil creation and build up on the scalp too.

How Can I Treat Flaky Scalp & Dandruff?

As is often the case prevention is the best solution. Try and keep your scalp as healthy as possible. Focus on stopping it from drying out in the first place by not over washing and use only haircare with more natural ingredients that will not encourage that oil build up.

If you do feel you need to treat flaky scalp or dandruff that has taken hold, you may need a targeted haircare regime to get your scalp back to being healthy. 

We have picked our most popular haircare solutions that will help prevent and treat these conditions.

If you need help just drop us a line!

Ideal For A Healthy Scalp

Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Wash 250 ml

Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Wash 250 ml

Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Treat it with the upmost care as you would your skin with this purifying shampoo infused with a luxurious blend of skin-loving ingredients like Micellar Water, Celery Seed Extract and Rose Water. 

Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Scrub 180 ml

Kevin Murphy Scalp Spa Scrub 180 ml

Take your scalp to the spa with our purifying pre-wash scalp exfoliator. This luxurious, unique scrub features Perlite, a volcanic rock shaped into perfect spheres that gently scrub away impurities from the scalp and hair follicles for optimal scalp health and hair growth. 
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Ideal To Target Flaky Scalp

Kevin Murphy Stimulate Me Wash 250 ml

Kevin Murphy Stimulate Me Wash 250 ml

Kevin Murphy Stimulate Me Wash is a sulphate and paraben free stimulating and refreshing shampoo that helps strengthen your hair & scalp. This daily shampoo is rich in antioxidants. Camphor Crystals, Bergamot Mint & Black Pepper awaken and clarify hair & scalp. Sulphate and paraben free.

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Ideal To Target Dandruff

Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo 300ml

Redken Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo 300ml

Redken's Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo is a dandruff shampoo that has been dermatologist tested. This specialized hair treatment helps fight and control dandruff while leaving hair silky smooth.  

 

Angel Green Tea Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 400ml

Angel Green Tea Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 400ml

The secret to this wonderful shampoo is the natural pure green tea extract which effectively cleanses and purifies your hair and scalp by removing excess oil while preventing bacterial infection, plus it can also deodorise your hair.
 

Black Angel Oil Control & Dandruff Shampoo 400ml

Black Angel Oil Control & Dandruff Shampoo 400ml

Black Angel for Men is an environmentally conscientious range with nature’s finest ingredients and is specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern man’s lifestyle.

Shop Our Complete Scalp Care & Dandruff Range.

Source: healthline.com

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