#WOW6 A dry,flaky scalp is uncomfortable and a bit embarrassing too. Step one in preventing dandruff is to take cooler,quicker showers to reduce the scalp’s exposure to drying hot water.Think about switching to a dandruff or dry scalp specific shampoo. Before hopping in the shower,massage the scalp with Vitamin E, olive, or coconut oil. These oils replenish natural scalp oils and can moisturize dry hair, too . Tea tree oil is also a popular treatment for bacterial infections on the scalp.