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Scalp Treatment

If you're dealing with scalp problems like psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis, dryness or dandruff,
Ashcroft Pharmacy offers a wide range of effective scalp treatments. Simply complete a short assessment, and our medical team will provide you with the right products for your needs.


About effective scalp treatment?

Scalp treatments are medications formulated with ingredients that help in unclogging pores and ensure optimal production of oils.

What does scalp treatment do?

Scalp treatments are made up of properties/agents that help in healing the scalp. Below are some of the benefits you will gain when using scalp treatments.

✅ Scalp treatment reduces hair thinning and hair loss

Scalp treatments unclog hair follicles and balance oil distribution on the scalp. This promotes a healthy scalp, healthy hair, and healthy hair growth.

✅ Scalp treatment promotes blood flow

Scalp treatments stimulate blood flow by allowing oxygen and nutrients to reach the scalp. A smooth flow of blood promotes healthy scalp and hair growth.

✅ Scalp treatment reduces dandruff

Scalp treatments reduce build-up or oils, moisturize, and hydrate your scalp. The reduction of build-up eliminates dandruff on the scalp.

✅ Scalp treatment unclogs the hair follicles

Scalp treatments contain exfoliating agents that remove dirt, excess oils, product tissues, and dead skin on the scalp.

How to fix dry scalp naturally?

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil contains powerful antibiotic, antiseptic, and antifungal properties effective for treating dry scalp. To make tea tree oil, mix a few drops of coconut and olive oil, massage your scalp, and let it for 10 minutes. Later rinse with shampoo.

✅ Aloe vera 

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. It keeps your skin hydrated and free from irritation.

✅ Coconut oil 

Coconut oil has antifungal, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties. Apply it on the dry scalp, and comb it over the ends. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then shampoo and use a hair conditioner. Research shows that coconut oil can be used to treat atopic dermatitis.

✅ Apple cider vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Antimicrobial properties help in removing bacteria and fungus on the scalp.

It also exfoliates your scalp opening the skin pores. All you need to do is mix apple cider vinegar with water, apply the mixture on your scalp then rinse it off after 5 minutes.

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is the best moisturizer known to relieve dry scalp quickly. Jojoba oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties that treat skin conditions affecting your scalp. All you need is to apply it on your scalp and rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Caster oil

Caster oil soothes a dry and itchy scalp. For it to work effectively, mix it with aloe vera gel, apply the mixture gently on your scalp then let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off the mixture with shampoo.

Yogurt and eggs mixture

Yogurt soothes and exfoliates the skin. Eggs contain proteins and fats that nourish and prevent cellular damage.

Bananas honey and avocado mask

Bananas and avocado moisturize the skin while honey works as an exfoliating agent. Mix the three ingredients to make a mask. Apply the mask to your scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes, later rinse it off.

Witch hazel

Witch hazel has astringent ingredients that soothe dry scalp symptoms. It decreases inflammation on the scalp and also contains anti-itch properties suitable for dry and sensitive scalp.


❎ Avoid oily hair products. Applying oily hair products on your scalp regularly causes build-up that may result in dandruff.

❎Avoid hair products made of harsh chemicals. Hair products containing bleach and alcohol may cause your scalp to dry out.

✔️Wash your scalp with anti-dandruff shampoo.

✔️Always ensure that you have rinsed off all the shampoo.

❎Avoid excess exposure to sunlight 

✔️Practice stress management tips such as yoga and meditation.


Scalp Treatments

treatments for dry scalp

If suffering from a dry scalp, pharmacists may recommend treatments based on the cause of the dry scalp. Some of the treatments include:

Scalp eczema treatment

Scalp eczema is one of the causes of dry skin. Below are some of the scalp eczema treatments that pharmacists can recommend.

  • Light therapy 
  • Antibiotics that fight skin infection
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation 
  • Creams 
  • Wet dressing 
  • Dandruff treatment 

There are medicated shampoos that treat dandruff. A dry scalp can also be a result of persistent dandruff. Examples of medicated shampoos include:

Tar based shampoos

Tar-based shampoos reduce the flaking of the scalp

Salicylic acid shampoos

Salicylic acid shampoos remove the scales on the scalp

Selenium sulfide shampoos 

Selenium sulfide shampoos contain antifungal properties that help kill fungi on the scalp 

Pyrithionezinc shampoos

Pyrithionezinc shampoos contain antibacterial and antifungal agents that treat the scalp

Ketoconazole shampoos

Ketoconazole shampoos kill the fungi on the scalp.

Scalp psoriasis treatment

Scalp psoriasis can cause dry skin. Some of the recommended treatments include:

  • Light therapy 
  • Oral medication
  • Topical treatments

Possible side effects of scalp treatments

Different scalp treatments cause different side effects. Below is a table showing types of scalp treatment and their side effects.

Cool tar shampoo
  • Burning sensation
  • Peeling of the skin
  • Discoloration
Salicylic shampoo
  • Stinging 
  • Skin irritation
  Clobex shampoo
  •  Acne 
  • Dry skin 
  • Swelling 
  • Itching 
  • Irritation
  Pyrithione shampoo
  •  Peeling and irritation
  • Burning
  • Stinging 
Selenium sulfide shampoo
  • Oily or dry scalp
  • Hair loss
  • Hair discoloration 
 Ketoconazole shampoo
  • Stinging 
  • Irritation 
  • Burning 
  • Dry and oily skin
 Antifungal shampoo
  • Blistering
  • Redness
  • Burning of the skin
  • Allergic reactions such as hives and
  • swelling of the tongue, face, and lips



  • How can I differentiate between dry scalp and dandruff?

    Dandruff is caused by excess oil on the scalp while dry scalp is caused by lack of moisture on your scalp.

  • Does dirty hair cause dandruff?

    Dirty hair doesn't cause dandruff however if you stay for a long time without washing your hair, it may result in oil buildup. Excess oil buildup causes dandruff.

  • Can I treat dandruff with over-the-counter shampoo?

    Dandruff can be treated with over-the-counter shampoo. If symptoms persist seek medical advice from a dermatologist.

  • How often should you do a scalp treatment?

    To ensure good scalp health, use your scalp treatments at least 2 times a week.

  • How do you know if you need scalp treatment?

    It's important to use scalp treatments to protect your scalp every week. Another reason you can use scalp treatment is when you notice symptoms of dry skin or dandruff.

  • What are the benefits of scalp treatment?

    Scalp treatments promote good scalp health and healthy hair.

  • Does diet affect hair growth?

    Given that hair is made up of proteins, you should prioritize taking a balanced diet, rich in proteins. Examples of proteins include lean meat, poultry, and low-fat dairy products.

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