I know daily washing is bad for my hair, but my scalp itches. Help!
Your itch is likely due to dryness, so giving your scalp a break from oil-stripping shampoos should help. Deliver extra TLC with a deep-conditioning treatment weekly, says Jason Kron, a hairstylist in New York City. Look for a product with ingredients you would turn to for hydrating, such as oils. I like Paul Labrecque's new Repair Condition Lemongrass Hair & Scalp Treatment (at right, $55 for five ampoules). One note: if you continue to itch or you see flakes, you may have dandruff, eczema or psoriasis. Talk to your dermatologist.