How to Treat an Itchy Scalp
Dealing with an itchy scalp can feel like an endless cycle. With issues like flaky skin, itchiness and redness you might feel like the more you’re treating it, the worse the problem becomes. Read more to discover how to cure an itchy scalp...
But the one thing you may be overlooking is the type of products you’re using – especially if their formulas contain harsh, drying chemicals. These can actually irritate the scalp, causing inflammation and making the problem so much worse.
What to Avoid if you Have Scalp Itch
You may feel that washing your hair every day is the only way to combat flaky, itchy scalp-skin. Yet if your shampoo contains harsh detergents such as SLS and sulphates, these can strip the skin – leaving it dry and prone to irritation. Not to mention silicones that can clog hair follicles. Cue redness, flakiness and the whole discomfort cycle starts up again.
Toxic, synthetic chemicals and drastic measures are the antithesis of what MONPURE is about. That’s why all of our products are free from irritants such as parabens, sulphates and silicones. Our approach is more holistic, using gentle, natural ingredients (that are sustainably harvested) and tapping into the powers of potent botanicals, which are transformed into our results-driven formulas. Our product range is brimming with bioavailable ingredients that supremely nourish the scalp, soothing any redness and itchiness to create the best environment for healthy hair growth.
We would recommend starting with our Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo (£36, 200ml), which contains SilkGel, a special vegan silk peptide that has a ‘second skin’ effect on the scalp and hair, strengthening and protecting against pollution and irritants. The shampoo also contains aloe vera to cleanse as well as soothe without leaving the skin dry and parched.
Our Clarifying Scalp Scrub (£63, 120g) is great for particularly itchy, flaky scalp-skin. Gently massaged in, it sweeps away dead skin and debris with biodegradable jojoba beads, while replenishing moisture levels with healing shea butter as well as nourishing argan oil. (As with all our products, make sure you don’t scrub too harshly – and definitely not with your nails – as this can cause further irritation.)
And to soothe redness or irritation, our Nourish and Stimulate Scalp Mask (£63, 120g) is packed with skin calming ingredients especially designed for scalp irritation, soothing and nourishing with vitamin-rich camellia tea oil.
Applying a serum to your scalp, post-wash, is as essential as a face serum to ensure your scalp stays happy and hydrated. Our Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum (£96, 50ml) contains anti-inflammatory witch hazel and hydrating Pro Vitamin B5, as well as healing allantoin, an extract from the root of the comfrey plant, known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Start to treat your scalp with kindness and begin your journey to cure your itchy scalp and you will soon see a difference in the condition as well as reduced levels of discomfort. That’s why MONPURE was established – to make a difference.