Our professional scalp treatment addresses the needs of a dry and flaky scalp, instantly relieving irritation, dryness and itchiness. Moroccanoil ‡ Dry Scalp Treatment works to restore scalp imbalances and help relieve scalp irritation while revitalizing the hair. The lightweight but concentrated formula is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and lavender and geranium essential oils to nourish and soothe the skin. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates to help reduce flakiness. Circulation improves. Hair reaps the benefits, getting a dose of vitality and shine.
Separate hair into four equal sections. Apply 3 - 6 drops of Moroccanoil ‡ Dry Scalp Treatment onto scalp around each section. Massage product into scalp and leave on for 5 -10 minutes. Comb through, then rinse. Follow with the appropriate Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner. Use weekly to start and less frequently as condition improves.
TIP: For scalps that are sensitive to colour, use this product before a colour service to protect scalp and eliminate itchiness. Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment also provides soothing relief to tight scalps when hair extensions are being removed.
How can someone assess the condition of a scalp?
There are four main conditions that typically affect the scalp: Dry/flaky scalp, oily scalp, dandruff, and combination scalp. It is extremely important to diagnose the scalp before determining which Moroccanoil Scalp Treatment to use. To diagnose the scalp, it is recommended that one assesses four different components of the scalp.
1. Checking the tightness of the scalp: To determine the tightness of the scalp: gently pinch the skin of the scalp with thumb and forefinger. A loose, easy-to-pinch scalp indicates good circulation. A solid, tense scalp indicates poor circulation.
2. Checking sebaceous glands: Use a comb to section off the hair. Move a fingertip over the scalp and feel whether there is little, a lot or no sebum (oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) on the scalp. Counter-check over the face, as facial skin and scalp are often similar.
3. Checking for dandruff: Make several partings on the scalp. Look for oily dandruff or dry dandruff. Dandruff should not be confused with a dry scalp or dry scalp flakes. Dandruff will often cause itchiness, redness and sensitivity of the scalp.
4. Checking for dryness and flakes: Look for dry patches and powdery flakes on the scalp. A dry scalp can be compared to scaly skin__”similar to that of dry skin on the face.
How do I know which Moroccanoil ‡ Scalp Treatment to use?
After assessing the scalp, one can determine which Scalp Treatment is best to use.
For a scalp with high sebum production and/or medical dandruff, use Oily Scalp Treatment. Its concentrated formula helps correct imbalance and soothe inflammation in hair follicles, which manage oil production.
For a dry, tight scalp with/without powdery flakes, use Dry Scalp Treatment. Its lightweight but concentrated formula relieves dryness, irritation and itchiness.
For a normal or combination scalp, use Dry Scalp Treatment, which improves circulation in the scalp. It is formulated with lavender and geranium oils to soothe and relieve irritation.