Now that the weather is colder, I’ve noticed that my scalp is drier than normal, resulting in white flakes. My scalp is not itchy, it’s just dry. In fact, I may not have noticed it, if it wasn’t in the front of my head. It suddenly hit me that I needed to adjust my haircare products to adjust to the changes in the climate.
Drying of the Scalp and Dreads in Cold Weather
Dry scalp in the winter is quite common, but some people mistake it for eczema or dandruff. If you get dry scalp mixed up with these other scalp issues, you can make things worst by using the wrong hair products.
Cold Months Locs and Moisture
If you fail to moisturize your scalp during the cold months, dry scalp can become even drier and more irritated, leading to terrible itching, then the flakes will get trapped in your hair.
You know how bad that can be when you have locs. Walking around with white flakes stuck in your locs is just not cool. Neglecting your scalp when it’s cold, will just make things worse.
Natural Ways To Treat Dry Scalp Locs
There is no need to use harsh hair products to treat and prevent dry flaky scalp, when there are many more natural alternative options. Some of the natural oils that you may already have, can be used mixed or use alone, to apply to your scalp.
Locs Color Change in Cold Months
Another thing I’ve noticed with my locs since the weather turned cold, is that my hair color looks different. I don’t know if it’s because the moisture is being sucked out of it so fast that the color is changing as well.
Sometimes we just have to experiment and see what works best for our locs. This is important, since we all don’t have the same types of locs or hair-type. Some people have sisterlocks, others have freeform, thicker or thinner. Some hair may take a little more work to keep it healthy.