Do you notices that your head often itches? Does dandruff make you embarrassed to let people get close to you? You probably have dry scalp, a problem that affects many thousands of people every year—especially when the temperatures drop.
Taking care of dry scalp is no problem when you know what you’re doing. But don’t go to an expensive doctor or buy creams and sprays that won’t work. Just go into your kitchen or bathroom cupboards to create natural, home remedies. The home remedies in this article will fix your dry scalp, and they’ll do it without toxins and chemicals!
What Causes Dry Scalp?
Dry scalp can be caused by a number of different things. Sometimes, this skin condition comes when someone is taking a certain medication or has a certain illness. It is often a side effect. In addition, dry scalp can be caused by very arid weather. Those who live in desert climates might be especially affected. Finally, sometimes it is simply caused by an infection of some sort or anxiety and stress. In this case, it is wise to seek the help of a medical professional. Otherwise, the following home remedies will work wonders for you!
1. Witch Hazel
- Witch hazel is an astringent that many people use on their dry skin in the winter, but you can use it on your scalp too.
- Do a rinse of witch hazel by diluting witch hazel with water and pouring it over your hair.
- Rinse out the witch hazel mixture by showering and washing as usual.
- Many people use plain, old mayo to treat their dry hair, but did you know that it can also take care of dry scalp? It can!
- Simply pull spoonfuls out of a mayo can and put it onto your scalp. This will be used as a mask so leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes.
- when the time is up, rinse out the mayonnaise and use a nice smelling rinse with something like rose water to make the mayo smell go away.
3. Avocado Mask
- Avocados have tons of oil in them, and that’s what makes them so full of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help your hair, nails and teeth.
- Mash together 2 avocados, and apply the mask to your hair from roots to tip, taking time to massage it into your scalp.
- Wait 15 minutes before rinsing out the avocados and washing and conditioning your hair.
4. Baking Soda
- Baking soda is a great exfoliant and also an excellent anti-bacterial component.
- Use baking soda by mixing it with a small bit of vinegar and putting it onto your scalp. Let it sit there and you will feel a tinging reaction as the two ingredients mix together.
- Let the mixture sit on your scalp until it stops bubbling, then rinse it out with water.
- Salt won’t get rid of dry scalp, but it is vital for taking care of dry skin flakes that will inevitably accrue if you have dry scalp.
- To get rid of dandruff and dry skin flakes, shake some regular table salt onto your head and hair, and rub it into your scalp lightly. Work it throughout your hair, and you’ll see a lot of tiny flecks come out.
- Finally, wash and condition as usual or use one of the masks listed here.
6. Jojoba Oil
- There are other treatments in this article, but some people have bad reactions to them because they clog their pores. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic.
- To use this oil, simply massage it into the scalp and leave it for 1 to 2 hours.
- Rinse and wash and condition your hair.
7. Avocado or Olive Oil
- Both avocado oil and olive oil have been used for many years to take care of dry skin all over the body, so it makes sense that these oils can be used for dry scalp as well.
- Pour one of the oils all over your head, and rub the oil into your scalp with a gentle hand. Then wrap your head in plastic wrap and a turban.
- Go to sleep with the oil and turban on your head, and gently wash it out in the morning.
8. Coconut Oil
- Coconut oil can be used on your hair as well, but it is solid at room temperature, so it can be used when you are awake and going about your daily routine at home.
- Rub the solid coconut oil into your palms and make it a liquid, then rub it into your scalp. Leave the oil on for as long as you like. If you want to leave it on all day, that’s fine. Otherwise, 2 to 3 hours is fine.
- Rinse your hair with water and wash and condition as usual.
9. Garlic and Honey
- Garlic is great because it has amazing anti-fungal properties, but the only thing is it certainly does’t smell great. For this reason, we suggest you mix it with some sweet smelling honey first before using.
- Simply crush an entire bulb of garlic in individual bulbs, then add two tablespoons of raw organic honey. Mix well and apply the mixture to your scalp, taking time to massage it in.
- After massaging, leave it on for 30 minutes, then get in the shower and wash and condition as usual.
10. Tea Tree Oil
- Tea tree oil smells amazing, and will make your scalp tingle. That’s how you know it’s working.
- Put 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil into your shampoo or conditioner and use it as usual.
- Never use too much tea tree oil as it can cause irritation of the skin because of its potency.
Keep in mind that if your dry scalp ever becomes red, peels or pains you, this could be stemming from a larger underlying medical problem, and you should ask your doctor about what you can do to fix it. Otherwise, rest assured that these home remedies have been proven to work time and again! Try each one to find those that you like best, and get rid of that dry scalp!
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