The Grooming Manual


How to Treat Dry Scalp for Men

How to Treat Dry Scalp for Men


You work so hard to keep your skin looking great - now you have to think about how to treat dry scalp too? It's true - many guys will struggle with a dry, itchy scalp either from time to time (or quite frequently). Whether you're dealing with a flare up or just want to prevent future irritation, here are the tips you need.


What Is Men's Dry Scalp?

The most common symptoms of dry scalp in men are dryness, itch, flaking, redness, and similar irritation at the hairline and beneath the hair.


Is It Dry Scalp or Dandruff?

If you have dry scalp, you most likely deal with dry skin all over your body. Guys with dry scalp also contend with flaking and irritation on their face, hands, knees, arms, and other places.

If you have itch and flaking but only on your head and no dryness anywhere else, the most likely cause is dandruff. Dandruff flakes are the result of a fungal overgrowth - which sounds gross, but isn't anything too awful. To treat dandruff, use our Relieving Dandruff Shampoo. It's made with gentle natural ingredients proven effective against dandruff, including ziziphus joazeiro bark extract, jojoba, and aloe vera.


Dry Scalp and Your Shampoo

Harsh detergents and surfactants in low-quality shampoos strip your hair and scalp of their necessary oils. This scorched earth approach also depletes your scalp's moisture and can leave your head feeling dry, itchy, and irritated.

You can skip all that irritation by switching to a gentler shampoo that still gets your hair clean but doesn't dry everything out in the process. Our Daily Strengthening Shampoo was designed for just that - optimal cleansing without the irritation. Its main ingredients are hydrolyzed wheat protein, amino acids, and peppermint and tea tree oils.


Shampoo Less Often

If your scalp often feels dry, itchy, and flaky, one of the best things you can do is shampoo less often. Daily shampooing is almost never a good idea for guys with dry scalp. Instead, switch to washing your hair every other day - or even less.

Sound gross? It's not. If you have very fine hair and you're concerned about your hair getting greasy, the key is patience. Your hair may seem oily at first, but it will balance out as you stick to a less frequent shampooing routine. Your scalp will actually appreciate the slight uptick in oil. When you constantly remove any hint of oil from your hair and scalp, dryness and irritation tend to be the result.


Condition More Often

The combination of shampooing less often and conditioning your hair more often is critical to getting dry scalp under control. Shampoo depletes hair moisture during the cleansing process, but conditioner does the opposite. Our Revitalizing Hair Conditioner leverages aloe vera, borage oil, and avocado oil to moisturize, strengthen, and protect your hair. It also soothes your scalp and locks in the moisture it needs to stay itch and flake free.


Use Hair Oil

Have you noticed a theme here? The best dry scalp treatment for men is a combination of steps that reduce moisture loss and lock in the moisture that was there to begin with. That's exactly what our Argan Hair Oil does. Its combination of argan oil, hydrolyzed keratin protein, and vitamin E moisturize your scalp and protect it from dryness, damage, and irritation.

If you have short to medium length hair, it only takes a few drops of hair oil to coat your hair and scalp. Gently massage the oil into your scalp during application to ensure you get full coverage and the most benefit. If you have dry scalp, you may get optimal results by applying hair oil daily after showering. Most men use it once every other day or a little less often.


Turn Down the Heat

Heat tends to dry out and irritate your scalp, so it's something you should avoid if you're already struggling with the pesky symptoms of dry scalp. That means turning down the water temperature in the shower (warm/lukewarm is better than hot/scalding) and using the cool setting on your hair dryer (because the high/hot will dry out your scalp).


Treat Dry Scalp with Moisturizing Habits

There's no one absolute way to treat dry scalp for men. Rather, the best approach is a combination of habits that result in increased moisture and less irritation for your scalp. Mix and match the tips and products detailed above to create a skin and hair care routine that minimizes dryness and boosts your personal confidence.