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African-American hair types are often susceptible to dry and flaky scalps, whether simply because of dehydrated tresses or from frequent use of aggressive styling products. Whatever the root cause, it's nothing to cry about. Take charge of your annoying scalp situation with a shampoo that will push the problem firmly into the past.
To ease your dry and irritable scalp problem, try a mild shampoo. A gentle formula can lightly yet thoroughly cleanse your delicate scalp -- all without inflicting tough parabens or sulfates on it, a definite plus. Seek out a softly lathering product that will calm your scalp, preferably with soothing components such as lavender, primrose and calendula.
If your overly dry scalp is a result of a serious lack of moisture in your hair, an intensely hydrating shampoo may be just what the doctor ordered. Opt for a deeply moisturizing shampoo that is glycerin-, panthenol- or dimethicone-based. Look for one that not only enriches your hair with hydration, but also softens it and eliminates tangles with coconut oil, aloe, rosemary, honey or shea butter.
If your scalp is dry and irritable from an accumulation of heavy product buildup around your root area, put it out of its misery with a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying formulas diligently extract impurities and gunk from your scalp, leaving it squeaky clean, fresh and totally flake-free. To relax your scalp, look for a mild clarifying product that also contains soothing components such as calendula or primrose.
Revert your scalp back to fine form with a stimulating and balancing shampoo. Look for a scalp-specific product that gently extracts dryness and flakes -- without contributing to irritation. Find a scalp-promoting, lightly tingling and soothing formula that will enable your root area to maintain proper levels of hydration and calmness using ingredients such as menthol, ginger, peppermint or rosemary.