No matter the time or place, itchy scalp arrives without warning! The solution: integrate 100% soothing gestures into your hair routine to limit the urge to scratch. Among them, daily use of boar bristle brush is a must.

Why does my scalp itch?

There are different elements that can alter the balance of the scalp and dehydrate it.

Internal factors that make the scalp dry and itchy

  • Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema
  • Hormonal changes
  • The stress
  • Genetic factors
  • Dryness of the skin, which increases with age

External factors that can irritate the scalp

  • Lifestyle
  • The environment
  • Certain medications
  • Aggressive hair treatments

Calm itchy scalp with daily use of the boar bristle brush

The boar bristle hairbrush is the best ally for sensitive and itchy scalps. In fact, the boar hair will first soothe with its massaging action. This is possible thanks to the rounded tip of its root which gently “scratches” and therefore instantly reduces the itching sensation without damaging the scalp (unlike plastic pins, which are much more aggressive, which only aggravate the symptoms).

Secondly, this massage will distill its benefits to the scalp, bulbs and roots. It thus purifies the scalp in depth, promoting blood circulation thanks to the massage exerted by the boar hair during brushing. And all this, without irritation! This stimulation generates oxygenation of the scalp, purification of the roots and promotes the circulation of nutrients essential to the proper functioning of the hair bulbs. Another advantage: the boar bristle brush rids the scalp of impurities accumulated during the day, often sources of itching.

Please note: to restore the balance of the scalp and soothe it in the long term, we rely on daily brushing, carried out at least twice a day. And of course, we use a quality boar bristle brush, like the hairbrush from the Altesse Prestige collection , handcrafted with first-cut bristles.

Other Tips to Soothe Itchy Scalp

Space out shampoos to relieve irritation

In practice, we start by saying goodbye to overly chemical shampoos, which tend to strip the scalp. Then, we adopt the right method to space out our shampoos . And for this, brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush is the key to finding a soothed scalp. The goal: to rebalance the sebum production of the scalp so that it is once again protected against external aggressions, sources of irritation and itching.

Avoid heat sources to limit drying out

Used repeatedly, heat causes dryness of the scalp. Result: imbalance in sebum production, irritation, dandruff and itching. So set your hair dryer to a low temperature and/or keep it at least 20 cm away from your head. The same goes for the straightener, to be used sparingly and away from the scalp.

Massage your scalp gently to calm the urge to scratch

It is the essential ritual to take care of your scalp and fight against itching. To do this, we rely on a gentle massage, preferably in a “suction cup” so as not to give in to the temptation of scratching with the fingertips. In addition to relieving itching, it promotes blood circulation, helps get rid of impurities and accelerates hair growth. 10 minutes should be enough to calm your scalp and mind!