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A stylist holding a comb gently parts a woman's curly hair to treat her dry scalp.



An itchy scalp is bad enough, but team it up with embarrassing flakes and you've got a double act that does absolutely nothing for your look. Luckily, it only takes a few simple changes to your haircare routine and you can say goodbye to an irritating dry scalp. Check out our top tips for how to treat a dry scalp.


1. Turn down the temperature

As tempting as it is, especially in autumn and winter, to jump into a steaming shower in the morning, your scalp will thank you if you show a little moderation. Hot water can further irritate your scalp, breaking down your hair's protective natural oils and increasing that dry feeling. So play it cool and keep your shower at the lowest temperature you can comfortably handle. 


2. Use a gentle shampoo

Your hair's natural oils help to keep your scalp itch-free – so it’s important to retain them as much as possible. Try using a shampoo that doesn't strip your hair of its natural oils, like TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Shampoo. The special formulation, with tea tree extract and sunflower seed oil, nourishes the protective layer of your scalp, helping retain moisture. 


3. Nourish!

Prepare to remember the most important word in dry scalp care: nourish! Stressed and tired locks need extra TLC and a nourishing shampoo and conditioner like the TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp system will help give your scalp an extra dose of soothing moisture for a healthy-looking head. 


4. Go easy on products  

With a dry scalp, there's usually dry hair. We know that sometimes the easiest solution to unmanageable, dry locks is taming them with dye and styling products. However, this can prolong the problem and make your scalp dry and your hair damaged. Don’t quit styling just yet – instead, use lightweight ones that care! Think flexible hairsprays and protective serums, to keep your hair smooth and shiny.


So, next time you’re ready to Google ‘How to get rid of dry scalp’, try these four simple tips to help give your head and hair the loving treatment they need.