There are several reasons why you may be experiencing a sensitive scalp:
1. HARSH SHAMPOOS
Harsh cleansers in some shampoos can disturb the pH balance of the scalp, leaving it susceptible to dryness and irritation. Opt for a mild shampoo, that’s also free from perfumes and can help cleanse your scalp without upsetting its delicate pH balance.
Everyday exposure to harsh ingredients in styling products can disrupt your skin’s protective barrier, leading to a sensitive scalp. Frequent styling and blow drying can also lead to irritation. Opt for hypoallergenic products that are gentle on your sensitive scalp and try to keep styling to a minimum.
3. YOUR ENVIRONMENT
The sun, heat, wind and cold can all trigger a sensitive scalp, while pollution such as exhaust fumes and smoggy air can generate free radicals that may cause further irritation. Wear a hat to help protect your scalp from exposure to the sun, cold or wind.
A sensitive scalp is a common condition suffered by both men and women. Now you know the possible triggers, you can more easily manage your scalp sensitivity and improve its condition. However, if you are concerned about your sensitive scalp, we recommend you talk to your dermatologist or pharmacist.