As previously confessed, I have quite a dry scalp. Add that to black afro hair and you’re not left with a pretty picture – white certainly shows up against black.
I tried to glam it up by calling it a ‘dry itchy scalp’ but the trichologist at Philip Kingsley said ‘oh you mean dandruff’. Thanks. When I had a hair and scalp analysis at House of Rush in Piccadilly, I saw my scalp up close and personal and the flakes staring back at me was quite the surprise. I knew then that an anti-dandruff scalp treatment would need to form part of my weekly hair care routine.
My first foray into the scalp mask area – as I didn’t know they even existed – was the Wella SP Clear Scalp Mask. It is an intensive anti-dandruff scalp care treatment which should be applied after shampooing.
The label says it should be applied to hair and scalp but I used it on my scalp mainly with a cursory rubbing of it over my hair. I parted my hair in small sections and, as I have a rather large head, it took a while to cover my entire scalp. I left it on for 10 minutes (the label says 5) and proceeded with my usual hair care routine.
It doesn’t have the same cooling effect that the Kerastase anti-dandruff treatment shampoo does, but after I’d blow dried and straightened my hair, the difference was certainly noticeable – the flakes were much reduced.
The Wella SP Clear Scalp Mask isn’t some kind of miracle treatment where after one use all your hair problems are solved. Things certainly improve using it but you need to incorporate it into your weekly hair routine if you want to see lasting results.
What do you find useful in dealing with a dry scalp?