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    Five Tips For Dealing With A Very Sensitive Scalp

    Anyone that has a problem with sensitive scalp will know exactly how annoying and irritating it is. Sensitive scalp can be really uncomfortable and unpleasant. This even leads to scalp disorders like hair loss. Below are few tips you can try in order to deal with this problem.

    ADV Soothe Range for sensitive scalp

    Pick hair products very carefully

    For sensitive scalp, no matter what hair type, you will need to ensure that you pick gentle and mild shampoos. Most supermarkets may sell shampoos that contain aggressive components. It damages the scalp by stripping it of natural oils and making it dry. People with a sensitive scalp are advised to check the ingredients used in the shampoo before they buy any hair care products. Taking such a precautionary measure can be the difference between having a healthy scalp or an itchy one. You should then try using products for sensitivity that are able to soothe the scalp, reduce irritation and prevent inflammation. An example will be ADV Soothe Calming Gel from PHS HAIRSCIENCE, a gentle treatment containing natural ingredients that are free from harmful additives.

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    Consider drying hair the natural way

    While this is not fool proof method for those with very thick hair, drying your hair without the aid of a hair dryer may help to prevent an irritated scalp. Heat that comes from blow dryers may dry out your scalp, leaving it damaged and feeling sore. One can try to air dry your scalp and hair naturally at least twice a week to give their scalp a breather from the heat produced from blow dryers especially if it is sensitive.

    moisturizing scalp mask

    Moisturize your scalp

    When you notice that your face, or body is dry, you will likely reach for your moisturizer. The same concept should be applied when it comes to the scalp. Moisturize the scalp daily or weekly with a suitable scalp mask from PHS HAIRSCIENCE to protect and keep your scalp healthy and strong. 

    Make changes to your styling routine

    If you have a high maintenance regime when it comes to loading your hair up with styling product or changing hair colour very often, there may be a high chance that your scalp may get sensitive over time. You should certainly consider giving your hair a break by looking for a gentler approach. Give your colour treated hair time to recover from all the bleaching, colouring and heating from your hot styling tools. Your scalp will become less irritated and sensitive. However, do not be tempted to quickly return to your normal routine of dyeing your hair often or curling it everyday. By doing so it may result in your scalp becoming sensitive again. Instead, you should always look for a gentler alternative. For example, using low heat or dyeing your hair less often. Pick hair colours that do not require bleaching.

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    Find time to chill out

    Do take time to relax instead of feeling stressed out all the time. Stress, depression and anxiety may worsen your scalp sensitivity issue. When your muscles tense, a tension headache may develop, leading to scalp sensitivity. Go on a short holiday, take up a meditation class, or pamper yourself with some home hair treatments – the most important thing is that you have to reduce your stress levels. At PHS HAIRSCIENCE, the treatments are targeted to your individual hair and scalp condition, with hair spa-like environment that’s just like a sanctuary away from home! Book an appointment today.

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