Warmer days will be here before we know it… You’ve probably looking forward to moving the coats and cold-weather gear to the back of your closet, and bringing tank tops, shorts, and other sunnier, skin-baring options to the front. In the same vein, the upcoming transition to spring is also the perfect time to take a closer look at your personal-care routine. As you contemplate switching to a lighter facial moisturizer and upping the daily SPF ante for the months to come, why not revisit your hair care—and specifically your scalp care—while you’re at it?

It’s possible that winter has taken a toll on your scalp, in the form of increased dryness, flaking, and itching. Colder, less humid air can definitely be a trigger for some, but it’s extremely common to experience dry scalp year-round—and in many cases, your hair care products may be contributing to the problem.

Improving a dry, flaky scalp can be as easy as switching up your hair care routine. If you’re currently using a shampoo that uses potentially harsh surfactants like sulfates as the primary cleansing ingredients, you might be surprised at the difference a sulfate-free shampoo makes in terms of your scalp’s comfort and condition.

But why? Although sulfates are designed to wash away dirt and product build-up, they can also strip your scalp (and hair) of the natural oils that help maintain hydration, which can be a key cause of dryness, itching, and flaking. Instead of harsh surfactants, Harvard-trained dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin formulated SEEN’s sulfate-free shampoo with gentle, naturally-derived cleansing agents that deliver all the lather you long for—along with plant-derived bisabolol for extra soothing benefits your scalp will love. Even more, all of SEEN’s products are available fragrance-free, since fragrance can potentially trigger skin issues from head to toe (including the scalp).

We also have the clinical results that prove SEEN is a scalp savior… In a study of 30 patients with mild-to-moderate dry, flaky scalp who used SEEN for four weeks, 93% saw improvement (based on dermatologist grading) and 73% agree their scalp feels calmer.

And as a reminder, SEEN products are not medicated—and still able to achieve these results! However, it’s important to keep in mind that several skin conditions can contribute to dryness, flaking, and itch, so it’s always best to see a dermatologist if these scalp issues persist.

At SEEN, we believe hair care and scalp care are one and the same, and a healthy scalp begets healthy hair—but you may not have to embark on a scalp-specific regimen if you’re armed with the proper daily shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Making changes to your hair care routine doesn’t mean you have to settle for less-than-stellar results. SEEN provides stronger, smoother, healthier hair with smart formulations that are clinically proven to be non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and non-irritating.