How To Avoid A Dry Itchy or Flaky Scalp

In this short video, I explain the key steps in my wash day routine to avoid a dry, itchy or flaky scalp. All the products mentioned are part of Full Bloom Beauty's 4 in 1 Wash Day Growth Kit 

A dry, itchy, or flaky scalp can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem that affects people of all ages and hair types. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent and treat this condition. Below, we’ll explore three essential steps you can take to keep your scalp healthy and happy: pre-poo, shampoo, and conditioner.

1. Pre-poo

Pre-poo is a process that involves applying a conditioning treatment to your hair before shampooing. This treatment is designed to protect your hair and scalp from the harsh chemicals in your shampoo, which can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause dryness and irritation.

To pre-poo, you can use a natural oils that will nourish your scalp and hair such as Full Bloom Beauty's Deliverance Oil. Apply the oil to your hair, focusing on your scalp, and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing your hair. This will help to nourish your hair and scalp, reduce inflammation, and improve the overall health of your hair.

2. Shampoo

Choosing the right shampoo is essential for preventing a dry, itchy, or flaky scalp. It’s important to avoid shampoos that contain sulfates, which can be harsh and drying to your scalp. Instead, opt for sulfate-free shampoos that are gentle and nourishing like Full Bloom Beauty's Cleanse Shampoo.

3. Condition Your Hair and Scalp

Conditioner is an essential step in any hair care routine, especially if you have a dry or itchy scalp. Look for silicone free conditioners that are designed to nourish your scalp and hair, and contain natural ingredients that can help to reduce inflammation and soothe your scalp, such as Full Bloom Beauty's Restore

When applying conditioner, focus on your ends and mid-lengths, as these areas are typically the driest and most prone to breakage. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly with cool water, which will help to seal in moisture and prevent dryness.

Bonus Tips for a Healthy Scalp

In addition to pre-pooing, shampooing, and conditioning your hair, there are a few other things you can do to maintain a healthy scalp. These include:

- Avoiding tight hairstyles that can pull on your scalp and cause irritation
- Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals that promote hair and scalp health
- Avoiding excessive heat styling or chemical treatments that can damage your hair and scalp.

By following these simple steps, you can prevent and treat a dry, itchy, or flaky scalp and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy and beautiful. Remember, a healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy, beautiful hair.


  • Got alopecia can I use it to grow my hair

    Doreen Dhlamini
  • Thank you. So, are you saying I need the conditioner and shampoo? My scalp was fine but I went to the hairdresser’s, and she placed a menthol conditioner on it. I told her wash it out immediately, it’s burning, can she wash it out with cold water two years ago.

    Need a new scalp.


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