26 Jan Natural Methods For Treating Dry Scalp
Dandruff and dry scalp are some of the most common conditions that many people live with. Factors that cause these conditions range from hormone fluctuation, weather changes, psoriasis, allergic reactions, and even diet. Although many individuals may not know this, dry scalp and dandruff can be contained with just a few simple tricks. Some of the best remedies for these conditions can be found right in your bathroom cabinet and kitchen. Outlined below are a few tips on how to treat dry scalp using natural resources.
- Tea Tree Oil and Jojoba Oil – for a serious clean
These natural oils have an almost similar composition as the sebum produced naturally in the body. Jojoba oil and tea tree oil help contain scalp dryness by keeping the skin moisturized. The unique characteristics of jojoba oil make it one of the most widely and universal ingredients used in hair care products such as stylers, hair conditioners, and shampoo.
Tea tree oil also contains anti-microbial properties that help keep fungus and bacteria off your hair and scalp. In addition to this, tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties that come in handy in removing dead skin. It’s well recognised as a cure and sites like DryScalpGone mention in length the benefits tea tree and other oils offer.
Although you can use either of the two, mixing them up makes it even more efficient. Only mix one teaspoon of jojoba oil with a few drops of tea tree oil, then massage your scalp with it. Leave the oil to seep into the skin overnight before rinsing it off with shampoo in the morning.
- Apple Cider Vinegar Spray – For balancing pH levels
Apple cider vinegar is another natural ingredient commonly used for hair care and styling. This is because ACV helps remove dead skin from the scalp, and balances pH levels on the same thus facilitating the growth of shiny and curly hair. Although an ACV rinse always does the trick, you should consider using its spray instead for manageability.
To create an apple cider vinegar spray, mix equal amounts of water and ACV in a spray bottle. For those with sensitive skin, use a lower ratio of ACV to prevent skin reaction. Shake the contents well before spraying it on your scalp, but in sections until each section is saturated completely. Continue to massage the scalp until the entire scalp is covered. Give it a few minutes to do its work, then rinse it off with fresh water.
- Avocado and Banana Hair Mask – For relief
A DIY hair mask also does the trick as well. All you need is a ripe avocado and a banana to create the mask. These fruits are loaded with potassium, antioxidants, Vitamins B6 and C, among other nutrients. The avocado specifically contains monounsaturated fatty acids that play a crucial role of moisturizing the scalp. This mask not only promotes good health (on the scalp) but also relieves scalp itchiness.
You will need ½ an avocado and ½ a banana to make this mask. First, use a fork to mash the avocado and banana in a bowl (without the skin of course). Now put the contents in a blender then blend until extremely smooth. Apply the creamy mask onto your hair and massage deep into the scalp. Leave the contents there for about half an hour, then rinse it off with cold water.