Combat dry scalp naturally this winter with these five tips!

Are you experiencing dry scalp this winter?

Cold wind, low temperatures and air heating wreak havoc on our skin and can spark dreaded dry scalp symptoms such as itchiness, redness, flakiness and hair breakage. It's a condition that can affect anyone at any age. However, it is more common in those who have eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin.

Try these five all-natural tips to get on top of dry scalp this winter:

1. DIY Hair/Scalp Mask – Coconut oil is a great, natural conditioner for the hair and scalp. So, at least once a week, rub coconut oil directly onto your scalp and hair. Put on a shower cap and leave for at least 45 minutes before shampooing out.

2. Switch shampoos – Many commercial shampoos contain chemicals that can trigger reactions in sensitive scalps, causing dryness. We love the scalp-friendly Milk Shampoo by Moogoo as a natural, soothing alternative.

3. Drink more water – Dehydration is a major contributor to scalp dryness so aim for at least eight glasses of water a day.

4. Increase your fatty acid intake – A diet rich in essential fatty acids (high in nuts, olive oil, eggs, oily fish and whole grains) may also help nourish the skin from the inside out. This is because fatty acids help produce hormones called prostaglandins, which, amongst other things, help regulate cell hydration.

5. Try our Natural Allergy Treatment The Naturopaths at HWA use a form of muscle testing (or kinesiology) to discover which food or environmental substances may be contributing to your scalp dryness. We then perform a natural allergy treatment which aims to reduce your reactions, called Positive Association Technique (PAT).

PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:

  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to food and environmental substances that may be causing or exacerbating your allergy symptoms

This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot diagnose or cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.

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