An itchy scalp is just like any other itching. It is a result of a complex process your body goes through in response to some irritation. Find out why your head is itching and what you can do about it.
Why do we itch?
Itch is the body’s response to irritation, whether it’s chemical – such as an allergen – or mechanical, such as an insect or fabricrubbing on your skin.
When you experience some irritation, within seconds your body triggers an itch response at the site of the irritation.
If you’re scratching your head, there’s a good chance it’s caused by dandruff. Dandruff is the body’s response to irritation, and this irritation can also trigger the body’s itch response. So if your scalp becomes irritated by dandruff, it triggers an itchy feeling.
How dandruff causes irritation
Itch can start before flakes
The body’s itch response is fast and can happen before dandruff flakes even appear. So while you might think you don’t have dandruff, if you’re itching, there’s a good chance you will soon have dandruff.
Act fast before flakes appear
If you start to experience itchy scalp, reach straight for a proven dandruff shampoo.
That way you’ll be tackling the root cause of the problem and can start to treat it before flakes appear.
Try our Cool Menthol shampoo infused with a cooling menthol complex – it’s been proven to tackle itch and irritation caused by dandruff and gives a great cooling sensation inthe shower.
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