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Oily scalp, but dry hair? Don’t scratch your head, and read this!

In a fix over your hair type and the kind of care it needs? An expert tells you just how you need to care for the unique combination of oily scalp and dry hair.
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Hair damage and dryness are major concerns for people with coloured hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Yashwani Arora Published: 26 Nov 2021, 17:30 pm IST
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Some people struggle with dry hair, some people battle the problems of oily hair, and then there are some people who are faced with the double trouble of an oily scalp and dry hair. That’s what we are set to address here!

The winter season brings on a host of changes to our skin and hair in general. Despite frequent washing, the scalp may tend to feel greasy. And the more you try to wash it, you may feel the dryness in the hair.

So, how do we take care?

If you are struggling with dandruff, as a result of an oily scalp and dry hair, follow an intensive care routine to get back the health and shine of your crowning glory.

Dr Anupriya Goel, Dermatologist and Medical Director of Berkowits chain of clinics, shared an interesting Instagram post regarding this popular concern.

“This is a very common question and one of the most common concerns I have come across,” Goel captioned the post in which she suggests a few treatment tips you can follow to overcome your hair conundrum.

How to deal with oily scalp and dry hair, tip from the expert:

  • Use an anti dandruff shampoo containing actives like salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole and ZPTO.

These are the few ingredients you should check on while buying your anti-dandruff shampoo the next time. Not all anti-dandruff shampoos are reliable and effective. Hence, look out for some necessary ingredients while buying your shampoo.

  • Use a nourishing conditioner for your hair length

Conditioners make your hair smooth and frizz free. Hence a nourishing conditioner is a must during winters to protect your hair length. It provides suitable nourishment for your hair.

  • Use a mask or booster only on hair length

Using a hair mask or hair booster on hair length feeds nutrition to your hair. Just like other parts of the body, hair too needs an appropriate amount of nutrition to grow. It is important to not neglect hair nutrition for a healthy growth.

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Use hair mask for providing nutrients to help your hair combat hair problems. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • Use hair serum on hair lengths

Application of hair serum not only locks the moisture of the hair but provides shine to the hair. Hair serum is an essential part of the hair care regime. Though it doesn’t cover up for damaged hair, it can protect them from humidity and reduce tangles.

So ladies, when are you starting with your hair treatment at home?

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Yashwani is best described as a voracious reader and ardent writer. She is a techie who enjoys both writing and coding. When she is not engrossed in either of these two, she enjoys exploring new places and trying new foods. ...Read More

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