One of the problems that many people face in the world is having a dry scalp. This is a problem that can particularly affect some people who get scalp micropigmentation done. There are two categories of people with this problem; those who naturally had dry scalps from before and those who started developing dry scalp problems after the scalp micropigmentation. The latter comprise a very small percentage of people who suffer from scalp dryness after the treatment.
Symptoms of Dry Scalp
Having dry scalp is an easy problem to troubleshoot and identify. Most people will have the actual feeling of the scalp being dry. In addition to that, one can also have other complications including itchiness and having dandruff. Either way, the presence of a dry scalp is something that can be irritating, and most people try to find ways of dealing with it as soon as possible.
It’s important that any solution used to treat this problem be the right one. Otherwise you may end up exacerbating the problem even more. One of the things you should do is to avoid things that make the scalp dry in the first place. This means that you need to understand the common things that increase the rate of dehydration of the scalp in the first place.
Common Issues Leading to Dry Scalp
One of the common causes of a dry scalp is the use of cleaning agents that strip the skin of all its natural oils. When you have had scalp micropigmentation done, you may be determined to keep your scalp clean in order to ensure that you look as perfect as possible. However, it’s possible to overdo this, such as by using shampoos and other cleaning agents that are far too strong and remove all the oil from the skin. Remember, it is the oil that traps water from escaping from the skin, thus ensuring that it stays hydrated. When the oils are regularly stripped from the scalp, water easily escapes from the skin, leading to dryness. The use of very hot water when washing the scalp has also been identified as a cause of drying.
Measures You Can Take to Reduce Dryness
Fortunately, this is a problem that can easily be solved. The first thing to remember is that the mainstay of keeping your scalp moisturized is by using the correct moisturizing regimen. This includes using shampoos and other cleaning agents which won’t strip the skin of oil, and the use of lotions and oils which specifically moisturize the scalp.
If you have just had scalp micropigmentation done, you should wait for at least a week before using these regimens, so as to allow the scalp to heal properly. Your scalp micropigmentation service provider will give you useful information regarding some of the products you can use to combat the problem. In addition to that, you should also avoid some of the identified causes of scalp drying, such as using very hot water to wash it.