Itchy scalp is a side effect of when skin cells are weakened, allowing moisture to escape, leaving your skin feeling dry and tight. These symptoms can range from mildly annoying to severe. You may have an itchy and dry scalp if you have the following:
• You’re frequently scratching your scalp.
Some people unconsciously even scratch in their sleep. Itching an already delicate scalp can cause more skin damage from a scalp already suffering from dandruff. You need to bring moisture back and get to the root of the cause. Prevent any more damage with a good, dandruff-targeting shampoo.
• Your scalp may be red and itchy or also very tight.
The inflammation of the scalp leads to irritation and worse, longer-lasting scalp conditions.
• You have frizzy, dry or even uncharacteristically oily or greasy hair.
Because the dandruff is throwing off your scalp’s moisture levels and preventing hair follicles from optimal moisture distribution. Your scalp’s defense system may also be on hyperdrive after being attacked by dandruff. Any flakes in this case can appear smaller and whiter.