The changing seasons can wreak havoc on your beauty game. While summer tends to make your hair oily and sweaty, the cold weather saps moisture from your hair and scalp, leaving it dry and lifeless. And, more than your strands, it’s your scalp that gets affected. Just like the skin on your body, the skin on your scalp also gets dry and flaky in the winter months. 

Winters bring with it that dreaded dry scalp and at times, worsens an existing scalp condition. A dry scalp is often marked by small white flakes caused by excessive dry heat and cold weather conditions. These white flakes should not be confused with dandruff. A dry scalp can further cause itching and tightness. If your hair starts looking frizzy, dull, lifeless and falls out easily, it is a sure-shot sign of a dry scalp. If the condition is left untreated, it could also lead to severe hair loss.

Well, fret not! Here’s a solution that will ease a dry scalp in winter. In fact, it’s a basic kitchen staple that can help you get rid of dryness and flakiness in a jiffy. We are talking about sugar!

how to treat dry scalp in winter

To soothe a dry and itchy scalp, all you need to do is mix one tablespoon of sugar to your regular shampoo and gently massage it into your scalp using your fingertips. The sugar will gently exfoliate the scalp and eventually dissolve, without leaving behind any residue or particles. And that’s not all! It will help remove dead skin cells and product build-up, leaving your scalp clean and promoting healthier hair.