Dry scalp is very common. It may not be a condition you generally concern a lot about until, at least, when you notice some visible damages to your scalp or hair. It is so common that almost every individual from kids to elderly get dry scalp at some point of time. It can be mild or chronic.
You will be surprised to find the many simple and inexpensive ways to rid yourself of itchy, dry scalp. The following remedies are safe to try unless you are sensitive to certain oils or citrus fruits.
There’s a good reason why I chose to start with coconut oil as my first home remedy. Firstly, it tends to retain most of the lost moisture in your scalp, helping treat the dryness. Secondly, it encourages natural production of oil and supplies most of the essential nutrients to your scalp. Lastly, it helps enhance blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. See? You just can’t go wrong with this remedy. Here’s what you need to do:
You will need:
– Enough amount of coconut oil
– A cotton ball
Start with warming up the coconut oil, and then apply it throughout your scalp using a cotton ball. Using your fingers, massage the scalp gently, doing it in a circular motion for several minutes, and then leave the application to sit there for around one hour to overnight. Rinse off all the application using a mild shampoo. Repeat this process about two to three times per week.
Lemon juice is another excellent natural remedy for many skin and hair conditions. It has both motorizing and antiseptic properties. This makes it highly effective in treating dry scalp. Lemon juice also helps in removing excessive dead skin cells.
Here is how to use lemon to get rid of dry scalp
– Squeeze the juice out of a fresh lemon
– Add honey and mix well
– Gently massage on your scalp for 5 to 10 minutes
– Rinse off with a mild shampoo and water
Tea Tree Oil for Itchy and Flaky Dry Scalp
If you have flaky and itchy scalp (moderate to severe itchiness of the scalp), tea tree oil mixed with some carrier oil or water is the best remedy for you.
Tea tree oil is ubiquitous, it can be found in almost all types of hair cosmetics- in shampoos, conditioners and a majority of hair care products with medicinal properties. This strong essential oil is a triple threat to the scalp dryness as it contains anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. All these help reduce scalp dryness in no time.
Tea tree oil is very powerful and is not recommended to use in its undiluted form. You will need a carrier oil or water to dilute the oil. Don’t add more than 10 drops of tea tree oil to any carrier oil.
– Add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil
– Massage the scalp with this oil to reduce the itchiness and dryness of scalp
– Leave the oil on your scalp overnight or for few hours before washing it off