Abacoa & Alton Neighbors - April 2021

A p r i l 2 0 2 1 | Abacoa &Alton N E I G H B O R S 11 EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR increase we see with our customers may due to the number of people working from home due to Covid -19 and postponing their shampoo a little longer than usual. One way to tell the difference between dry scalp and flakes from dandruff is by their appearance. Dandruff flakes are bigger and they look oily. Both dryness and dandruff can make your scalp itch. TREATMENT At Roosters, we can treat and scrub away flaky dandruff with our new Scalp Treatment. This natural process using Tea Tree oil treats, shampoos and conditions your hair while removing those built up dandruff flakes. You will experience this treatment while lying back in our comfortable chairs with a warm towel and the treatment on your scalp while you relax with a warm towel over your eyes. To finish, we will do a final cleanse on your scalp prior to conditioning your hair to restore the pH. Shampoos containing tea tree oil are an alternative remedy for dandruff. Tea tree oil is a natural ingredient with antifungal properties. A study from 2012 showed that a 5 percent tea tree oil shampoo reduced scaling without causing side effects. Some people are allergic to tea tree oil, so stop using the product if you have any redness or swelling. PREVENTION Here are some tips to prevent dandruff and dry scalp: If you have dandruff, wash your hair often with an antidandruff shampoo. Make sure to rinse out all the shampoo. We have natural shampoos and conditioners at Roosters. Avoid using hair products that contain harsh chemicals, like bleach and alcohol. These ingredients can dry out your scalp. Also avoid oily hair products that can build up on your scalp. Spend a few minutes out in the sun every day. There’s some evidence that ultraviolet light exposure can help control dandruff. Yet you don’t want to get too much sun exposure because it can increase your risk for skin cancer. For more information on the condition of your scalp, talk to your barber or stylist the next time you get your haircut. REFERENCES “Is It Dandruff or Dry Scalp? Symptoms, Treatment, and More” https://www.healthline.com/health/skin-disorders/ dandruff-vs-dry-scalp Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE, COI Written by Stephanie Watson 3/19