If you're fed up with having an itchy, bumpy, scabby scalp, here are five things you can try!
1. Bin the irritants!
Your skin is very likely to be irritated by what's being put on it, so ditch shampoos, hair products and shower gels that contain irritants; soap, scent, harsh preservatives, synthetic stabilisers are all common culprits.
Try our Natural Shampoo & Body Wash instead: it's an extremely gentle, all-purpose, unfragranced, soap-free foaming wash, made with natural ingredients.
2. Wash hair sparingly
Only wash every other day at most, possibly even a couple of times a week. It might take a bit of getting used to, but after a couple of weeks your scalp will be happier!
3. Use warm water, not hot, and keep showers short
The hotter the water and the longer your skin is in contact with it, the more likely you will dry out sensitive scalps.
4. Treat your scalp
Give it a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Apply Balmonds Scalp Oil before bed, put an old towel down on your pillow, and wash it out with our natural shampoo in the morning. This will soften scales, and feed your depleted scalp with nutrients it needs to regenerate and repair itself. Balmonds Scalp Oil is also naturally anti-microbial, so will help prevent the fungal infections that can cause bumpy rashes and scabs.
5. Look after yourself
Stress, lack of sleep, and a poor diet can all make your skin more likely to break out or flare-up, and that includes the skin of your scalp! Take your well-being seriously and make sure your body is getting all it needs to stay healthy.
Balmonds Natural Shampoo & Body Wash, a mild two-in-one soap-free foaming cleanser, free from perfumes, soap, SLS and other ingredients that can strip the oils from sensitive skin, leaving it vulnerable to damage, itchiness, and irritation. Use it every other day as a shampoo and shower gel to keep hair and skin clean but not irritated.
Balmonds Scalp Oil is an award-winning conditioning rescue oil for use on a scalp (or anywhere else on the body!) that needs some naturally antimicrobial action. It’s rich in essential oils, such as tea tree, nettle and borage, that are naturally antifungal and antibacterial, to combat spots, fungal infections and itchiness. It nourishes and hydrates dry, damaged skin, softening flakes and scales, so scabs are less likely to occur.
Skin Salvation, a rich, moisturising balm made from hemp seed oil and beeswax, that’s perfect for softening and protecting areas of scaly, flaky skin around the ears and the neck. Smooth it on anywhere that needs extra-intensive care.
If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.
If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.