Wash Your Scalp More Often and Do it Well
This one is obvious, yet overlooked by many curlies. If your scalp is itching too much, it may just be dirty. It might help to add an extra wash day to your regimen during the summer, but you may be reluctant to do it.
One fear is that if you wash your hair too much, dryness will follow. It’s true that most shampoos dry out your hair and leave it in a tangled mess.
However, if you use slippery shampoos, like Mango Moringa Moisture Max Shampoo, and good techniques, you may be able to steer clear of dryness.
Follow these guidelines to make sure your hair doesn’t get too dry when you increase the amount of washes:
Use Moisturizing Products. Avoid products that contain a lot of drying chemicals. Check the label for sulfates, bad alcohols, and petroleum byproducts. SwirlyCurly's Mango Moringa Moisture Max helps you retain moisture so you're not drying out the scalp when you wash.
Co-Wash or Do a Rinse Only. You may choose to do a co-wash only on the additional day. Other options include rice rinses and plain water.
Experiment with Frequency. Your extra wash day doesn’t have to come at the exact midpoint. Take note of which day your scalp begins to itch. For instance, you could try washing every five days instead of seven.
Focus on Scalp When Shampooing. The scalp needs to be cleaned well when you have curly hair. Use Mango Moringa Shampoo to cleanse the scalp without stripping the hair of needed moisture.
Don’t Condition Your Scalp. Avoid the temptation to massage conditioner into your scalp. You want your follicles to be clean and unhindered. Conditioners could clog the follicles and irritate your scalp. Use shampoo only on your scalp and allow your scalp's natural oils to flourish.