I wish I could say the winter weather is what triggers my scalp to go flaky but it’s not. It took me years to figure this one out but I realized that the right hair care routine and products could help me dodge my dandruff.

If you want to get technical, dandruff can be defined as visible flakes on your scalp due to dryness or irritation. Not only is it itchy but it can be straight up embarrassing and tough to treat.

There are many factors that trigger dandruff such as the ingredients in your styling products or the weather conditions. Check out my tips on how you can dodge a flaky scalp.

1. Wash your hair but don’t over do it
When you’re experiencing visible flakes, it’s tempting to hop into the shower 2-3 times a day. From my experience, this has only made it worse. Try washing your hair every other day and perhaps wearing hair styles that will make the dryness less visible. I usually opt to wearing top-knots, high pony tails or a low bun during these times. Check out my Pinterest board for hair style inspirations!

2. Use a simple shampoo
I turned to Phyto when my dandruff became super problematic and it did wonders for me. Phyto is free of sulfates, silicones and parabens, which means your hair and scalp is going to benefit from all the active ingredients. Overall, these ingredients are actually good for you and your hair!

This specific shampoo is specifically designed to reduce the excess sebum (oil,) production in your scalp and it helps your hair look lusciously beautiful. You can find the Phyto Phythéol Oily Hair Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo at online here.

3. Take the extra time to massage your scalp

Massaging your scalp doesn’t only help with the blood flow and stimulation in your scalp but it also allows the product to work its magic. I left the Phythéol Oily Hair Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo on for just about 5 minutes. While letting it sit, I’d simply go about my shower routine. Letting your shampoo or the treatment of your choice linger on a little bit longer allows your skin and locks to soak up all the benefits.

4. Try hydrating treatments

While I was trying to overcome my dandruff I experienced tons of discomfort and irritation on my scalp. To sooth the irritation I used a simple overnight DIY treatment I found on Pinterest. I simply heated 1 cup of olive oil for 2-5 minutes, applied the olive oil onto my head and massaged it into my scalp. Lastly, I placed a shower cap over my hair and left it on overnight.

If you’re going to follow this DIY method and leave it on overnight and be sure to wash your hair after. Your hair will be silky smooth but try and keep your hair up this day, it may be prone to looking oily throughout the day.

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