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Dry Scalp? Start Here
Looking for natural remedies for dry scalp that actually work? Yes, they do exist.
Dry scalp can seem like an uphill battle. Especially for those of us who want to stay away from harmful ingredients that mysteriously solve the problem in ways we don’t even want to fully understand. The good news is there are some powerful ingredients out there that will heal and cure your dry scalp. It’s just about consistency.
Natural Remedies for Dry Scalp
Here are some of our favorite natural remedies for dry scalp. Some will work within days, others may need to take their pretty time. If you’ve been trying one of these ingredients for two weeks without any results, we recommend trying out one of the other solutions. You will find something that works, we promise you that.
Who doesn’t love coconut oil? Coconut oil has amazing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that will work at fighting off both dandruff and dry scalp. The trick here is to melt the coconut oil before applying it to your scalp. We also recommend applying the coconut oil 20-30 minutes before you’re ready for your deep shampooing.
All you need to do is melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and massage the oil evenly into your scalp. Let sit for 20-30 minutes with a towel or shower cap. You can do without either, but it helps trap the heat. Make sure the oil isn’t too hot before applying it to your scalp. And if you like, you can add some of your favorite essential oils like lavender oil, chamomile oil or peppermint oil, which all work at curing dry scalp too!
This solution really does work. Just make sure to apply that coconut oil each time before you wash.
Black Castor Seed Oil
What can’t black castor seed oil do? It stimulates hair growth, nourishes the scalp and helps keep your scalp happy and clean of flakes. That’s because it’s made up of incredible proteins, antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins. Your scalp, follicles and strands will really enjoy this one. It also contains antimicrobial properties that can help with dandruff and break down any dirt that shouldn’t be there. If you mix black castor seed oil with another oil, you’re really in luck, as it will improve the absorption of any ingredient you decided to treat your scalp with - such as Dr Locs Yaya oil.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is the perfect solution for those of us only washing our hair once or twice a month. That’s because it’s not heavy and won’t leave behind a greasy or oily feel. Aloe vera can be applied before bedtime without causing a mess as it’s quickly absorbed into the skin. If you’ve ever used aloe vera gel on your sunburn, or dry skin, then you know how good this remedy actually is. What makes it so good is the amount of vitamin A, C and E readily available, plus minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium. Its cooling effect will also relieve itching almost instantaneously. Just make sure to either buy the plant and extract the gel yourself, or buy a formula as close to 100% as possible.
If you have dry scalp you may need to cut back on how frequently you shampoo your hair, or find a shampoo that has conditioning ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, or argan oil. Wash your hair with cool to warm water and make sure to expose your scalp to the sun daily. Apply your oil of choice once a week to start seeing the results you desire.