We expect a lot from our curls, but the last thing we expect or want is an irritable, dry scalp. A dry scalp, which can be caused by all sorts of things from dry winter weather to stress, can lead to unwanted problems like dandruff or eczema. But even though the causes of both are somewhat similar, dandruff and eczema are two distinctively different conditions.
Dandruff is the process of shedding dead skin cells from the scalp. While eczema, a more serious condition in the scalp, is the itching and flaking that comes along with more severe with inflammation (skin feels hot and/or swollen). Symptoms of eczema can also include scalp blisters, and/or greasy or waxy flakes. To know the severity of your dry scalp it is always best to see a dermatologist or a hair care professional. It is also crucial that you look for products that specifically aid in reducing flakes and soothing your scalp.
Check out some of the best products to keep dandruff and eczema at bay.
The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains birch bark, oak moss, white willow, and ginger root for their astringent properties that promote a healthier scalp and reduce breakage and split ends.