What is a dry scalp?
People can have dry skin anywhere on the body, including the scalp. Dry skin occurs when the skin loses water too quickly.
A person with dry skin on the scalp may notice:
There are many potential causes of dry skin, such as low humidity or indoor heating. In fact, the American Skin Association notes that dry skin is not usually anything to worry about.
Sometimes, however, an underlying skin condition might be the cause of a dry scalp. When this is the case, a person might need medical treatment.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that some people are more at risk of dry skin than others. These people include: