Does your scalp ever feel itchy and parched?
Well, this is typically because you have a dry scalp which is prone to dandruff. We have listed ten ways to treat dry scalp that are all natural!
An extremely dry scalp can be irritating and frustrating. Scalp contains sebum, and natural oils etc., which help keep the scalp moisturized and hydrated. However, the sebum on the scalp can dry out making your scalp feel dry, flaky, and parched.
Dry scalp generally leads to dandruff and itchiness of the scalp. Some of the causes of dry scalp are environmental pollution, chemical-based hair products, stress, exposure to heat and not drinking enough water.
Enjoy these all-natural tips to treat extremely dry and parched scalp.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil treatments can help to keep your scalp hydrated and Oil treatments work wonders over a parched scalp. Warm coconut oil and massage into the scalp. Let stay overnight. Wash out with a mild shampoo the next day.
Egg & Yogurt Treatment - An egg and yogurt treatment can help to relieve dry scalp and maintain hydration levels on the scalp. Mix one egg with four to five spoons of yogurt and mix well. If needed, add some honey and coconut oil. Blend all the ingredients together and massage into your scalp. Repeat using this treatment twice daily to enjoy a healthy scalp.
Avoid Heat & Products - One major reason behind dry and arid scalp is using heated styling appliances and products. Styling products such as gels, mousse, and sprays are filled with synthetic fragrance, alcohol, and other chemicals, thus leading to dry scalp. Equally to blame is the regular use of straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers. Pull back on the daily use of heated appliances.
Tea Tree Essential Oil - Tea tree essential oil contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to kill the bacteria on the scalp. It also helps to soothe the scalp and to avoid overproduction of skin cells that lead to flakes on the skin. Dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil. Massage into your scalp and leave overnight.
Honey & Olive Oil - Honey and olive oil contain anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants that help moisturize the scalp. They help to maintain the sebum on the scalp, thus avoiding the occurrence of white flakes on the scalp. Mix olive oil with honey and apply the mixture to your scalp. Allow to sit for 15 minutes and wash out with a mild shampoo.
Lemongrass and Lavender Essential Oil - Essential oils are excellent to ease a dry and flaky scalp. Lemongrass essential oil works great on the extremely dry scalp. Combine essential oil with any carrier oil and use as a hot oil treatment. Lavender essential oil is also great on the scalp to flush out dirt and maintain moisture.
Aloe Vera Gel Aloe - Aloe vera gel helps to moisturize the scalp and also prevent dryness. Massage aloe vera gel into your scalp. Allow it to sit for several minutes and rinse with cold water. If you are using ready-made aloe vera juice, make sure it doesn’t contain added sugar.
Protect Your Hair - Protect your hair from the harmful rays of the sun, as excessive heat can deplete natural oils on the scalp and lead to dry scalp. Extreme temperature and pollution can wreak havoc on the hair to protect your hair during the peak hours by wearing a scarf or hat.
Proper Diet - Having a balanced and proper diet can help keep your skin and scalp hydrated. Having proper and healthy diet makes sure that the body uses enough amount of zinc, potassium, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Drink Water - Drink plenty of water to keep your scalp nourished. Try to drink 8-10 glasses of water every day.