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Itchy scalp is never a fun game. It’s no fun after spending the day in the sun, and it’s certainly no fun after doing something great for yourself, like working out. So what’s the solution to itchy scalp post workout?
Because exercise increases blood flow to your skin and scalp many of us end up with an uncomfortable itch that just won't seem to go away. The sweat our body releases can prevent the skin and scalp from breathing, plus the dehydration that may accompany an intense workout only adds to the itch.
There are a few solutions when it comes to itchy scalp after a workout, but we have our select favorites. First of all because they are all natural solutions, and second of all because we know hair. So what are the best solutions for relieving itchy scalp after a heart pumping, feel good workout? Let’s find out!
Dr Locs Pre-Cleanse
Even though Dr Locs Pre-Cleanse wasn’t designed for a post work-out solution, we’ve heard from many of our clients that they use it in exactly this very circumstance. And they can’t do without it! The Pre- Cleanse is all natural and has exfoliating, cleansing and hydrating ingredients that will both pick up dirt from the scalp, while nourishing the scalp so it doesn't dry out. The witch hazel, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil all work together at cleaning the scalp from any dirt or bacteria. Not to mention the fresh and tingly feeling it leaves behind! The jojoba oil and vitamin E oil nourish the scalp so that these cleansing ingredients leave your scalp feeling healthy and clean. Just make sure to use a damp towel to clean and wipe off the Pre- Cleanse so it doesn't stay on your scalp.
Good Ol’ Pat Dry or Heat Dry
We do recommend patting your scalp down with a towel after a workout so the sweat doesn't clog your pores or attract dirt from the environment. If you have locs you can trace your scalp around each of your locs and if you have loose hair you can section off your hair to run the towel along your scalp. The idea here is to let your pores breathe, otherwise the itchiness will take over. Another option is to run a hair dryer on warm over your scalp to clear away that moisture.
Drink More Water
And as always, drink more water. Your scalp may feel itchy because you're dehydrated and dry. Drinking more water will moisturize your scalp from the inside out. Your scalp isn’t the only area that will benefit from the re-hydration, but all parts of you will! So drink up!