Home Remedies for a Dry Scalp

A dry and itchy scalp is annoying and it can be embarrassing. There are many reasons why your scalp might be itching, many of which we outlined in our last blog. But there are also many ways to help relieve your dry scalp, which we also went over in our previous blog.

In this blog, we are going to go over some home remedies to relieve an itchy and dry scalp. At The Hair Company, we know a thing or two about hair, and we want our clients to have access to this information as well! If you are sick and tired of your dry scalp, read on to learn different home remedies!
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Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great for many things, and relieving a dry scalp is one of them! It has probiotics and anti-inflammatory properties that help kill yeast and viruses, which may be causing your itchy scalp. Apple cider vinegar can also help soothe irritation on your scalp. This magical little ingredient can also help reduce dandruff since it stops dandruff-causing bacteria and fungus to grow.

To use apple cider vinegar, mix half a cup of it with half a cup of water. Massage the mixture into your hair and leave it on for ten to 15 minutes. Rinse it out with cold water. Be sure to repeat this routine every few days until you start seeing a change.

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is another great way to soothe your itchy and dry scalp. Lemon juice contains antiseptic properties, which make it a great remedy for your dry scalp. Massage fresh lemon juice into your scalp and leave it in for about five minutes. Before you do this, you may want to test it on a small part of your scalp to see if it stings too badly. If it does, dilute the juice with water before applying to the rest of your scalp.

These are two of the most popular home remedies for a dry and itchy scalp, but there are many more. Some may work better than others for your scalp, so you may want to test out a few. Some of the others include banana and avocado, baking soda, tea tree oil, coconut oil, and many more. Find one that works for you and schedule an appointment at womens haircut vancouver to get a fresh new ‘do once your scalp is soothed!

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How to Soothe a Dry Scalp

Whether your hair is looking better than ever or you are rocking the ultimate messy bun, a dry scalp can ruin any look. A dry and itchy scalp that results in dandruff can be a ‘do ruiner and make it hard to feel confident about your hair. Plus, the itching that comes with a dry scalp can be annoying and frustrating.

There are many things that could be causing your dry scalp, from cold weather to over-shampooing. There are also many home remedies, helpful products, and treatments that can help soothe your dry scalp. While you may have to try a few until you find the one that works best for you, there is hope for your itching scalp. In this blog, we will give you some tips that will help you take care of your dry and itchy scalp.

First, we are going to go over a few reasons why your scalp may be dry. Knowing the cause of your dry scalp can help you figure out how to best treat it.
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Causes of Dry Scalp
When the oil glands in your scalp are underactive and unable to product the necessary amount of natural oil, they will cause your scalp to become dry. There are a few things that may cause this to occur. Some of the reasons you may have a dry scalp include:

Cold and dry weather
Shampooing too frequently or use of harsh shampoos that contain chemicals
Poor diet and lack of nutrients
Using styling products that contain alcohol
Using styling product excessively
Eczema and other fungal infections
Your dry scalp is likely a result of one of these causes, if none of these seem like they are causing your dry scalp, visiting a doctor can help you figure out the cause and get the right treatment. So, what are some remedies and treatments? Let’s take a look!

Deep Conditioning
Using an at-home deep conditioning or hot oil treatment can help add the nourishment your scalp needs. Using one of these treatments about twice a week can soothe your scalp, as well as improve the health of your hair, which we think is a win-win!

Try a New Shampoo
If the shampoo you are currently using is harsh and contains a lot of chemicals, your scalp may be reacting to that. Try switching to a shampoo with a gentler formula and don’t shampoo everyday. Rather, try shampooing every other day at the most and wash your hair with warm water, not hot. Hot water also causes your skin to dry out.

Avoid The Products
This may be hard for some of you, as styling your hair may be part of your daily routine that you truly look forward to. But while you are trying to heal your scalp, try to avoid using too many hair styling products. Once your scalp is healed and soothed, you can start styling again, just be sure your products aren’t too harsh.

Diet Changes
Your diet may be causing your dry scalp. Adding foods that contain vitamin B can help with the oil production in your skin. These foods can include fruits, veggies, whole-grains, and even supplements. An Everyday Health article also mentions that sugar, spice, salt, and alcohol can trigger a dry and itchy scalp and dandruff. So, try cutting these out as well!

There are also many home remedies that you can try if you are the DIY type, and we will go over some of these in our next blog!

Once your scalp is soothed, it is time to get your hair looking stylish as ever! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with womens haircut vancouver and to get any questions answered.

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How to Care For a Perm

Whether you believe it or not, perms are back in! This hair trend from the ‘80s has made a comeback and we are loving it! Now ladies have the choice to transform their hair into something different. Women who find their straight hair boring can add waves or curls to their hair, enjoying something different and new. There are two types of perms, digital or hot perms, and cold perms, but both can offer the same results.
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Perms are a fun and permanent way to try something new with your hair and give yourself a completely different look. If you are thinking of getting a perm, or you have recently got a perm, you need to know the best ways to care for it, helping it last, and keeping your new curls looking amazing. If you are looking to get a perm, The Hair Company can help. We offer many different hair services and permanent waves or curls is one of them!

Since a perm is permanent, it is a long term commitment that requires a lot of care and maintenance. Taking care of your permed hair can help to keep it looking better for longer, allowing you to enjoy it more. This care needs to be done right when you get the perm. If you wait to start taking care of your perm, it may ruin it. But obviously you know that perms require care, so let’s get to the actual care tips.

Use Nourishing Products
After a perm, your hair will be damaged, it is important that you use nourishing products in you hair that will help restore some of the health. Don’t get any more processing treatments after your perm, this will destroy your hair and definitely not help keep it looking nice. Use products that offer protein treatments to help rebuild the protein in your hair. Make sure you use gentler products, sulfate-free shampoo, and moisturizing conditioners. Products also include tools. Make sure you have a wide-tooth wooden comb and a soft paddle brush.

Keep It Moist
Yes, we hate that word too. But after a perm, your hair will be dry and desperately in need of moisturizer. Deep conditioning becomes your need best friend after a perm. Stylecraze recommends deep conditioning your hair at least twice a week after getting a perm, and after a few weeks, cut back to once a week.

Shampoo Less
Washing your hair often strips the natural oils from your locks, we all know that. When you get a perm, you want to keep as many natural oils in your hair as possible, helping to keep it hydrated. Washing your hair less will help to keep it moisturized and healthier. When you do wash your hair, make sure you use shampoo that does not contain sulfate and never skip conditioning. The Stylecraze article also mentions that you should not towel-dry your hair.

Dry Correctly
Gently comb your hair with the wide-tooth comb mentioned above. Apply your products and wait for your hair to dry. Once it is dry, comb through it again and then gently brush with the paddle brush. Adding more products afterwards can help define the curls.

Trim It
Getting regular trims can help to remove damaged ends and keep it looking and feeling healthier. Every month and a half or two months is a good time to head in to get a trim. Trims are important, even if you want your hair to grow out.

Taking care of a perm doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do need to make sure you follow these simple steps. At womens haircut vancouver, we can help you get the hairstyle you want and give you the best treatment advice! Schedule an appointment today!

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Hair is fun because it can change so easily. You can cut it off, die it, curl it, and style it however you please. We love hair for that reason, unlike many things in life it is easy to change and control. That is, until you do what can’t be undone so easily.

A few months ago, we posted a blog about going for the bold ‘do. While we still feel like you should have fun with your hair and think of it as something you can easily change back, there is one style that is hard to come back from, and this is the pixie cut.

If you read our blog and decided to chop all of your hair off so you could achieve the trendy, cute, and girly pixie cut, we are proud of you. But if you are ready for your long locks again, you may have realized that the growing out process is tough.

At The Hair Company, we know the struggle is real when trying to rid yourself of the pixie cut, that is why we are going to give you tips to growing out your hair a flawlessly. Read on for tips and remember, it will grow back eventually.

Know What to Expect
First of all, you should know what to expect. There will be periods of awkward hair lengths, bowl cut lookalikes, and days you wish you didn’t have to go in public. But with these tips, you can make this long transition slightly less painful.

Keep it Short
Yes, that seems counterintuitive, but keeping the back short while you work on growing the front and top out can help keep it looking more tame and less like a mullet. Keep the hairline around your neck short and clean until your hair reaches that point and then let it all grow out together. This will allow you to get the look of a cute bob rather than the mullet we mentioned before.
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Add Accessories
Hair accessories are your best friend when you are growing out your pixie cut. Jazz up your hair barrettes, headbands, scarves, bandanas, hats, and anything else you can find! Have fun with your hair, try different styles, and be sure to accessorize. Just because your hair is short doesn’t mean you can’t style in a variety of ways! Embrace the different lengths of your hair as you grow it out and try new styles at every length!

Use Products
Try to only use healthy products in your hair. If you want long and healthy hair, you need to keep it healthy while it is short. But styling products can also help you create different looks and make your hair look better during awkward transitions. Sleek it back, spike it up, try braids, and use different products to keep your hair stylish.

Be Patient
Another important thing to remember while growing your hair out is to be patient. This is going to be a long process, especially if your end goal is longer than shoulder length. Either way, you need to wait it out and have fun with the different lengths. This process could take months in not longer, so don’t get discouraged.

At womens haircut vancouver, we are all for the dramatic and bold hairdos, but we also know that coming back from some can take a long time. These tips hopefully helped you get a better idea of how to grow out your pixie cut. Contact us if you need to get those neck hairs lined up during this process!

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