How to Care for a Dry Scalp

A dry scalp can be distracting at best and embarrassing at worst. Itchy, flaky, irritating – a dry scalp is a nuisance to deal with, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep reading for some helpful tips anyone can incorporate into their daily routine to care for a dry scalp and prevent the reoccurrence of irritation; from hydration, hair-happy washing schedules, to oil treatments, and moisturizing shampoos - a flake-free scalp is within reach.  


When you start to notice your scalp itching and flaking, it is time to consider some treatment options to get your scalp back to its natural healthy balance. Thankfully there are a few easy steps you can take to finally kick that annoying itch 

Natural Scalp Oils  

Naturally sourced scalp oils penetrate the scalp and break through build up irritants. It is important to choose a high quality, naturally concentrated formula to avoid further drying of the scalp from harsh unwanted chemicals. ARoots Natural Scalp Oils are made with concentrated essential oils such a tea tree that naturally detoxify the scalp for relief that nourishes. With anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil reduces soreness and offers a relaxing scent while the oil treatment does the work for you.  

Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner  

Opting for cleansing products curated for dry hair and scalp will ensure you don’t dry your scalp further in the shower. It is best to look for a gentle shampoo, inflammation of the scalp that leads to scaling and flaking is only worsened by harsh shampoos. Follow up your gentle shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner to lock in hydration and add shine to the hair. Finish off your scalp-happy hair routine with a scalp oil treatment for a total scalp refresh - relief is on the way when we take the time to care for a healthy scalp! 


Preventing a dry scalp from developing in the first place is a sure-fire way to set yourself up for hair greatness, though in some cases, the irritation may be too intense by the time you consider intentionally caring for the scalp and moving to the treatment stage will be best suited to your needs. For those looking to prevent dry scalp due to cold weather, dry climate, or any other activity that supports the development of an irritated scalp, here are some things to keep in mind:  

Avoid Over-Washing  

When the scalp feels itchy and irritated, it is many of our first instincts to wash our hair daily, or even more, to quickly relive the discomfort.  Shampoo absorbs oils on the scalp and can leave us worse off than before if the scalp is particularly dry, so it is best to hold off on the daily washes if you are experiencing flaking. It is optimal to care for a dry scalp with a gentle moisturizing shampoo every third of fifth day. Remember: under washing can cause soreness due to the build-up of excess oil and flakes, stick to a washing schedule that brings you the best results and consider investing in a scalp massaging brush for the shower to avoid buildup on the scalp.  

Stay Well Hydrated  

Water is a key source of minerals for the skin and the hair. It is important to drink at least 2.5 litres of water per day to ensure enough nutrients can reach the scalp and hair follicles to support overall hair-health. A well hydrated scalp nourishes hair follicles and supports a balanced scalp and healthy hair growth. Dehydration can starve the scalp of its natural source of balance and cause dry irritating flakes.   


Whether you’ve struggled with scalp troubles your whole life or are noticing some irritation for the first-time – it is never too late to overhaul your scalp and haircare routine and experience relief. Hydration, strategic hair washing, and intensive oil treatments will set your scalp up for greatness! Nobody should have to suffer with a flaky scalp, and ARoots is here to help. If you are seeking reliable, natural relief from scalp trouble visit our website to view the full lineup of products.  There is something for everyone!