How to Take Care Of Your Scalp This Winter

With Old Man Winter dropping temperatures to unfavourable degrees, common scalp issues like itching, flaking, and dryness can haunt its way in. Today, we’re sharing our pro tips and must-have products to help keep your hair healthy and happy this season.

DRY SCALP

Extreme changes in temperature can draw moisture out of your hair and scalp – think blistering cold winds and cranked up heaters. If you’re experiencing tightness or mild itching and flaking, try swapping your products for more hydrating options. AG’s Cleansing Cream foam-free hair wash is a gentle alternative to refresh your scalp without stripping it of moisture.

A weekly deep conditioning treatment can also help alleviate symptoms of dryness. Try AG’s Reconstruct intense restorative mask, packed with keratin and silk proteins that leaves hair feeling softer, shinier, and smoother.

ITCHY SCALP

Persistent itching may be a result of buildup in your scalp in combination with dryness. Try incorporating a gentle clarifying shampoo to your weekly regimen to properly cleanse without causing irritation.

AG’s Balance apple cider vinegar sulfate-free shampoo is formulated with over 98% plant-based and naturally-derived ingredients to remove impurities and product buildup while maintaining moisture and shine.

FLAKES AND DANDRUFF

If you notice persistent flaking, in addition to dryness and/or itchiness, it may be dandruff – which is both common and treatable. Dandruff is caused by an increase in sebum. Vitamin D is known to help to balance the sebum on the scalp but since there is less sun in the winter, dandruff can be more prominent.

To combat flakes, use AG’s Control anti-dandruff shampoo. Formulated with 2% zinc pyrithione (the active ingredient which combats yeast) and calming natural ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E, Control effectively treats dandruff while soothing dry, itchy scalp.

Massage into scalp and leave for at least 3 minutes for maximum benefit. Rinse and repeat as necessary. Use with each wash while the condition persists, then once weekly or as directed by your physician.

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